Happy Porkth of July

Discussion in 'Pork' started by bluewhisper, Jul 4, 2015.

  1. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I'm having fun considering options for cooking today. I have a pork shoulder and a pork loin, plenty of fuel, an offset and a Weber. And a flag on the front of the house!

    I plan to cut some thick chops off the end of the loin, for grilling. I'll smoke the rest of it as one big piece, and that'll be good for later use like slicing into sandwiches or a pot of beans.

    Maple, apple, mesquite, hickory all await. This will be fun, I'm turning it into a smoke-centered holiday party.

    But first, a friend is coming over and we're going to meet the guy delivering his little sailboat that was in storage in Michigan.
     
  2. atomicsmoke

    atomicsmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Fuel, meat, wood on hand, friend with sailboat and a big holiday to celebrate.

    You got big problems my friend. I worry about you.

    Happy 4th of July.
     
  3. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now to work. Part One:



    Six thick-cut chops for grilling later, and the waiting sauce - half Sweet Baby Ray's and half A1, with a generous shake of garlic powder


    Then, fresh garlic, kosher salt and ground black pepper in a mortar and pestle


    Rubbed and bagged. Now to go set up the smoker.
     
  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    A bed of briquettes, some splits of maple and chunks of hickory




    Ready to go

     
  5. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    As a wrap-up, here's the result:


     

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