Vortex wings and Tri-Tip

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mike5051, Jun 18, 2016.

  1. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Just got my Vortex today and had to try some food...


    Wings dusted with Tony's, Tri Tip dusted with Tatonka dust and a hunk o hickory over the Vortex.  

    Results later.

    Mike
     
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  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    The Tatonka dust came free with the purchase of the Vortex.  I paid about 34 dollars for the Vortex and was quite unimpressed by the appearance of the product.  It's just a thin sheet of stainless tack welded together to form a cone.  I am quite impressed by it's performance!  It is a bargain.  A chimney of Kingsford lasted a long time.  

    Mike
     
  3. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member


    Tri-tip, taters and wings!  The wings have a crispy skin and an awesome flavor.  The Tri-tip won't get sliced until later, but it smells amazing.  It was smoked till 125 and then reverse seared over the Vortex.  The wings were at 185 when pulled.  My woman don't want no jiggly parts!

    Mike
     
    Last edited: Jun 18, 2016
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  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Looks excellent Mike!

    Al
     
  5. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Looks great,any sliced shots?:drool How did you like the Tatonka Dust? I'm thinking about getting a Vortex.
     
  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Al!  I appreciate the point!
    Thanks b-one!  I only sliced a few slices, and they were eaten very quickly.  I've still got the rest of the tri-tip to slice.  The tatonka dust was very tasty.  I'm pleased with the Vortex.

    Mike
     
  7. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Here's what I sent my daughter home with.  She is now a huge fan of Tatonka dust!  She couldn't stop talking about that tri tip.

    Mike

     
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  8. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Mike thanks for making me drool I have finally found a Tri Tip and will be doing it this week for sure Points For you

    Richie

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  9. worktogthr

    worktogthr Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Wings and Tri Tip!! Two of my favorite things.  They look great!  Wife for me a vortex for Father's Day and I can't stop using it.  Hahaha definitely agree that it appears unimpressive at first but the results are great!!

    Points!!
     
  10. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richie!  Looking forward to your Tri Tip.  
    Thank you worktogthr!  I appreciate the points.

    Mike
     
  11. c farmer

    c farmer Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It doesn't get any better than that pic.    
     
  12. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice cook Mike ! Thumbs Up
     
  13. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Adam!  I had the leftovers tonight, still awesome.
    Thanks WHB!  
     
  14. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Marvelous meal, Mike!

    Points for making me hungry.

    Disco
     
  15. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the compliment and the point Disco!
     
  16. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks very good! Also great to see you enjoy the Tatonka Dust seasonings flavor and the performance of the Vortex.
     
  17. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks MossyMo!  I'm doing some Vortex wings with the Buffalo seasoning tonight.  I may be placing an order later!  [​IMG]

    Mike
     
  18. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Tasty wings and tip! One of my favorite combos to cook! Add ABT's and you have a smoked trifecta!

    I've been contemplating fabricating a vortex for the mini.
     
  19. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Case!  I can't explain how it works so well, but it is just a cone of stainless.  I used a chimney of kingsford tonight, cooked wings for an hour.  I removed the Vortex and spread the coals and they were only 50% used at the most!  It hurt my heart letting the coals waste away with nothing else to cook.

    Mike
     

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