first smoke of the year

Discussion in 'UK Smokers' started by homeruk, May 31, 2016.

  1. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    finally managed to squeeze in a bit of smoking time between building the camper and servicing the cars this weekend..oh joy

    as i always say..and im sure others do point in firing up a bbq and putting a chipolata on it, so done a 6kg pork shoulder and cured a 2.5kg ham at the start of the week

    ham at the cooler end took about 7 hours and the pork took about 11 hours

    also soaked some beans overnight and cooked them under the pork catching the juice

    came out really good, beans on toast the next morning with some grated cheddar over the top was to die for!

    one thing i learned this smoke was gusts of wind really knock back the temps almost instantly so will be doing some sealing mods to the smoker before the next fire up and also checking the weather forcast

    i did spin the pork around to crisp up both sides equal
  2. Hello.  Looks GREAT buddy.  Finding time and weather can tough.  I went camping weekend before last.  Packed the smoker.  Packed the briquettes.  Packed the smoking wood.  FORGOT the smoker grills!  [​IMG]   I think I have only smoked something once or twice this year.  I had big plans.  Oh well.  Keep Smokin!

  3. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good looking Pork!

    Busy life's but there is always time to smoke.

    I have some Bacon that I am just finishing. Half plain and half went into the smoker yesterday for 24 hours smoked with a mixture of Oak & Apple.
  4. smokin monkey

    smokin monkey Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Oh no, Danny's go back to his old method of Q'ing!

  5. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    got bacon on the go also!

    picked up a piece of pork from an arty farty farm shop last weekend in oxford which is drying at the moment and will be sliced up tonight
  6. wade

    wade Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I too have a load of bacon going - it must be bacon season :)

    This time I am just using black pepper for flavour and am not adding any sugar. I will probably regret it but I needed to try...
  7. homeruk

    homeruk Smoke Blower

    I have scaled down my sizes now as i find it didn't keep to well in the freezer even vac packed so just enough now for a bacon sarnie or two at the weekends over a month

    last batch I done a couple of 2 kilo pieces, sliced it all up bagged it froze it and didn't try any..then the first sarnie revealed I had forgot to put the salt in..tasted awful had to bin the lot..bit like the time i forgot the yeast in a bread and wondered why after 4 hours nothing was happening[​IMG]

    black pepper, black treacle, salt, sugar and a touch of mace for me

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