Frank Jr. In Action!

Discussion in 'Other Builds' started by goingcamping, May 22, 2013.

  1. Good afternoon everybody!

    It's been a while since I've posted anything I've smoked...I've been busy with work and getting set-up for a side project (more to follow soon!)

    So we head out camping with a large group of friends for camping over memorial day weekend...nothing new, I wanted to make sure Frank Jr. was up to the task of smoking vast quantities of meats and what not as I am planning on loading him up in the truck for the extended weekend.



    I decided to break Frank Jr. in with smoke some almonds (6lbs) yesterday...used the 6" AMNTS with some hickory, smoked for 2 hours at 230*F. They are as good as TEFS. SIDE NOTE: I decided to add a little 3,000RPM 110v fan with a 2.5" fan blade to Frank Jr. to circulate air/smoke/heat. It works exceedingly well!!!

    Today I wanted to smoke some jerky...Sam's Club had a Round Roast on clearance...perfect for jerky. $15, 4.5 hours on maple smoke and at 140*F for 2 hours and finished at 170*F for the remaining 2.5 hours...I have jerky! Frank Jr. holds temps excellently and throughout the smoke I only had to adjust when I bumped the heat to the 170*.


    Frank Jr. works so easily, I'm pretty sure he'll be my go-to-guy for most smokes as TEFS will be busy on production work (again, more to follow!)


    ~Brett
     
  2. Brett all looks great. i see a good weekend in your future.

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Frank Jr is cute!  (sorry have gotten laughed at for the cute word....but he is! [​IMG])

    Kat
     
  4. have you got laughed at for Witchy Women?

    happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Yup.....I know Lynn my Husband for one thinks I am nuts for naming things!  Have Elvira...Witchy Woman....and now Black Betty!  All after songs!  [​IMG]

    Kat
     
  6. sorry [​IMG]  what is Black Betty?I guess i missed that chapter of your life.

    David
     
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    David....Black Betty is my new Weber one touch...22.5...should have told ya!  [​IMG]

    Brett....the jerky looks good!

    Kat
     
     
  8. Thanks guys (and gal) It's tasty...but then I'm easy!?
     
  9. I am day 3 into the camping trip...I've smoked a pork loin and 2 deer loins that were just phenomenal!

    I put an 8lb brisket on last night to smoke all night and added a 5lb pork shoulder this morning! Used my 18" AMNTS with pitmasters blend. I was able to sleep all night and not worry about the brisket and it was at 171*F when I woke up and just looked gorgeous!
     
  10. That looks great. A pellet smoker is the wat to go.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     

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