my first fatty fell apart

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by axpilot, Feb 5, 2010.

  1. axpilot

    axpilot Fire Starter

    when I went to roll it up and roll it in the bacon weave it started to fall apart. I salvaged it and rolled it back up the best i could. I am sure it will taste fine, just wont look pretty. Any tips on keeping it together for the next one?


    IT"S LOOKING GOOD .......but the wood in by ecb keeps catching on fire
     
  2. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    make sure it's not too thin is the main thing. Also try to keep it cold and it will stick together better. A lot of the time I'll stick mine in the freezer for a bit to let it cool down, then continue working with it.
     
  3. ismoke

    ismoke Meat Mopper

    This ^^^

    My general rule of thumb is to put in the freezer for 15 or so mins before I start, roll it out, put the toppings on, then back in the freezer for another 10 mins or so, then roll and weave. Then back in the freezer again, for 5-10 mins, then straight to the smoke.

    May be overkill, but I haven't had one fall apart yet since I started doing it this way.
     
  4. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    What ^^^^^ said. When you do the basic roll, then into plastic wrap THEN into freezer for firming up. I use that time to do the bacon weave.

    Another possible problem might be there was too much material in the stuffing. Nah, we never overstuff.....[​IMG]
     
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

  6. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    My first fatty I tried to roll the whole thing at once, man I felt like a d......![​IMG]
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes again what they said. Just watch and read those threads and you'll be an expert really quickly.
     
  9. axpilot

    axpilot Fire Starter

    well, it just went on the smoker. we'll see how it goes.[​IMG]

    Just took it off, it is ok, I used deer sausage and it does not have as much flavor as i would like.
     
  10. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If you used deer sausage did it have enough fat in it to hold it together?
     

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