Ok, First Attempt w/Qview

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by melindab, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. I decided to give the fatties a try on Saturday. We ended up going to a last minute get together so took it with us so I wouldn't have to throw something together to take! Sorry for no finished result qview but I didn't want to slice it before taking it and also didn't want the awkward moment of taking a picture at the party [​IMG]

    Filling was baby spinach, fresh mozzarella, chopped mushrooms and chopped marinated artichoke hearts. We didn't bring any home and had numerous compliments so I'm pretty pleased with the first try...looking forward to making improvements for the next time [​IMG]

    coated with Dan's Kick Ass Rub- probably my most favorite to use!

    on the smoker next to the brisket [​IMG] ...I have to apologize for the foil under the fattie. I know that's a cardinal sin to a lot of seasoned smokers/bbq'ers but I unfortunately didn't see the tip about tightening the roll with plastic wrap and got a little spazzy about a blow out or the whole thing falling apart. In the end, it held its shape just fine so next time I will be more confident and have more tips from other threads!

    thanks for looking and letting me share!
  2. brohnson

    brohnson Smoking Fanatic

    Looking great, nice work!
  3. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    looks very good!
  4. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Fatty looks great, well done.[​IMG]
  5. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    That's a might fine job on that fatty.[​IMG]
  6. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep Nice looking Fattie.

    Personally I am too lazy to weave my bacon, I just slap it on there. When you do the saran wrap squeeze thing, put it in the fridge till its well chilled. This will help it keep its shape till the outside layer of meat has had a chance to cook a bit which aids in keeping it together without having a blowout. I also take a tapered chopstick or even a fork and make 3 holes in the very top of the fattie for steam to escape. That way no pressure builds up. I find having steam holes keeps melting cheese from escaping out the sides of the fattie.
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job. Congrats on your first fatty. How did it turn out?
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on a great smoke, I know the Q was up to par. I like your choice of fillings, very flavorful and aromatic. Points to you for a great first smoke.

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