What to do with a broken arm?

Discussion in 'Pork' started by thegreatmc, Jul 30, 2015.

  1. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    I broke my wrist Monday at work and am in a cast now and can't work.  What's a guy to do?  Experiment with his brothers smoker he left, that's what. [​IMG]  As I have stated before, I was looking for an upgrade to my Masterbuilt 7-in-1.  I found it.  It's just a Brinkman offset horizontal, but I am happy and he already made all the mods it needs.

    On to the food.  We started simple with a 6.5 lb Boston Butt.  It got rubbed last night and went on at 7am.

    Butt going on


    Butt coming off

    Then my dad decided we needed to try a piece of cod he brought back from Alaska.  I told him the heat would be to high and his exact words were "It's just cod.  We have halibut for when we want to eat good."  

    Cod after cooking 

    I figured since I had the room and it was cooking anyway, lets try some salt.  (Sorry, no individual pics of salt but imagine a tiny white rock in aluminum foil).

    Lastly, we decided to go strange.  My mom makes an awesome chocolate caramel brownie and I thought, why not add smoke?  

    Brownies after smoking 

    And brownies after frosting, caramel, and smoked salt on top.  

    Here's a shot of everything at once 

    So the taste results?  Everything is good, with the butt being amazing.  The salt adds a nice flavor to things, but I need to use a pan next time as the foil stuck, ripped, and I lost half.  The cod tastes good but is rubbery.  Not my favorite smoked fish.  The brownies are worth doing again, but I didn't watched it close enough and the overcooked and dried out.  I feel like an idiot for that because they could be so good.  
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2015
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  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And that's how we turn lemons into lemonade! Nice smoke!
  3. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    Thanks Case. It was fun trying new things. Now I'm thinking about nuts. Anything different.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Sorry about the Arm. Interesting use of time! Very creative and diverse choices. What temps are you smoking at? And to what IT's? Fish is done at 145°, Cupcakes at 200° and Pork, that I am sure you know...JJ
  5. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    There are tuning plates in the smoker but I on purpose didn't use them so that I could use the different temps. You can see that the fish was as far left as possible. I'd rather it be even cooler then it was but it was 220*. The salt just went in the middle until everything else was done. I didn't check temp there. The pork was at 250* and I pulled it when the bone slid out. This time, that was at 197*. The cupcakes cooked at 265 and I overcooked them. They still looked runny on top, but they weren't. That's just how the look when smoked I guess. Live and learn.
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  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bravo for experimenting [​IMG]  No better way to learn [​IMG]

    Keep it up , and as always . . .
  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey MC

    That's quite a variety of food you smoked.  The butt looks just great.  As for the cod, if it was rubbery, it was probably just overdone.  Next time just pull it off sooner and it should turn out fine.

    Sure hope you have better luck smoking nuts than I did!!!

  8. thegreatmc

    thegreatmc Meat Mopper

    My salmon (see avatar) always turns out good.  I think I'll leave the cod for frying.  Nuts should be interesting.  
  9. briggy

    briggy Smoking Fanatic

    That almost makes me wish I was home with a broken arm!  Not quite, but great use of the time and bravo on the experimenting!


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