At the Crossroads of Smoking and Whiskey - Bourbonites Unite!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by bvbull200, Sep 11, 2013.

  1. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    it gets better... have a 2 year old right now and he is a real firecracker.... but he loves his sleep.
  2. jeffed76

    jeffed76 Meat Mopper

    what's going to be funny is when the little one says "yea, me and my Daddy love to smoke together" to the teacher on their first day of school :)
  3. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    Our little Stella fortunately made it through that phase fairly quickly (though you wouldn't believe it last night).

    Good luck with the little fella! 
  4. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Rockin some Johnny Walker Black with a chucky this weekend.  First one I have done, so wish me luck.
  5. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    A scotch guy....I like it.

    Good luck on the chuckie.  Be sure to come back with pics of both of your treats.
  6. So finally here are the pics of my bourbon smoke last weekend. Been crazy at work this week and am working all weekend, so I won't be smoking or drinking much. As I mentioned before, I did a bunch of stuff this last smoke. Did two butts, a small brisket, and a Cincinnati chili fatty over a hickory/cherry wood combo.

    The fatty was a mixture of Cincinnati chili and cheddar cheese in a turkey sausage and bacon blanket. It turned out delicious, but the inside kind of mixed in with the turkey so the fatty deflated a little. Still reminded the wife of home, so it was a win.

    The brisket was rubbed with a random mix of sweet and spicy.

    One butt was rubbed with a mix of pepper and curry spices. I used JJ's foiling sauce as a finishing sauce for this and the mix of sweet and pepper was pretty nice.

    Now for the bourbon butt. I injected this butt for the first time. Used a mixture of wild turkey 101 bourbon and apple cider for the injection. I just kind of eyeballed the amounts to taste but was probably 40% bourbon to 60% cider. before injecting it I let this mixture sit with some Thai hot chili peppers opened up inside. After injecting, I rubbed it with a mix that had a little heat to it. I also occasionally mopped it with the same mix as the injection. The finishing sauce was loosely based off of jj's finishing sauce, but I made it in the mostly empty bourbon bottle. I let that sit (also with the Thai peppers) to soak up a hint of the bourbon flavor. The end result was a delicious piece of meat with a hint of bourbon up front and a tinge of heat on the backside. I would definitely do this again!

    Unfortunately I had planned a long smoke, but the weather stopped cooperating so I had to do the last four hours or so inside in the oven!

  7. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Anyone know how to start a group on here... we should start a whiskey smoking group.
  8. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    I was told you could start it yourself but I didn't see how...put a message out to the moderators - especially Pineywoods - and they can help.

    I think that the whiskey smoking group is a good idea!

  9. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks Bill... PM sent to him.
  10. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    Good idea bgosnell!  That is the spirit of this thread.  Keep us posted on the group status!
  11. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    I certainly will... we should probably name it in your honor :biggrin:
    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013
  12. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    Ha ha...there were a handful of us in another thread that got the idea kicked off.

    The "Whiskey Smoking Group" is good.  Or just "Whiskey Smokers" or something.  
  13. bvbull200

    bvbull200 Smoke Blower

    Everything looked great, don't get me wrong, but that bourbon/apple cider recipe sounds awesome.  I will definitely be trying that soon.  Glad you give it the seal of approval.  I'll have to check out JJ's recipe and make the bourbon additions that you did.
  14. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    Well guys. Still haven't decided on what to smoke this weekend.  Leaning toward spares.  I'll pick up some meat in the morning.

    On the more important note, I decided to look at the local store to see how much Buffalo Trace is.  $19.99 for a 750.

    On the way out the door, I continued my exploration of cheap bourbon and picked up a 750 of Rebel Yell.  Pretty decent, but nothing spectacular.  Worth $8.99 for a 750.  And since I wasn't sure of that one, I picked up some more Evan 1793 for $11.99.  [​IMG]
  15. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    2 for the price of 1... well played.
  16. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

    I know I've already said it in this thread, but I cannot stress how good Evan 1793 is for the price.

    I implore everyone to try it.

    Oh, and 3 racks of spares and some jalapenos/habaneros going on the egg today.

    Contemplating doing an Asian rack and 2 standard bbq.
  17. smokingreg

    smokingreg Smoke Blower

  18. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Ribs are cooking now. 3-2-1 method-ish. The 2 was spent foiled with honey, 2 ounces of Buffali Trace and 4 ounces of apple juice.
  19. bgosnell151

    bgosnell151 Smoking Fanatic

    Here is a pic prior to their nap.
  20. mneeley490

    mneeley490 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I had a little over a shot of Pendleton Rye left in the bottle, so it went into Pop's brine with some bacon. Probably not enough to effect the taste, but we'll see.

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