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« on: November 09, 2009, 09:14:42 AM »
I thought it would be cool to have a thread about barbeque. Maybe your favorite recipe or a technique you use to produce finger lickin' good Q.

There's nothing better than good Brews, Blues and BBQ'S.

I smoked a beef briscuit and made a twice baked potato with a side of green beans.


Briscuit on the smoker getting real happy!


The happy meal is served!  8)


Wash it down with a good amber ale!

While listening to some Chicago Blues.
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2009, 09:50:03 AM »
Blues, brews, and BBQs -- it's a way of life.   8)  That brisket looks great, bluesman.  I have a WSM too, although I haven't tried to smoke brisket yet.  Do you have a suggested rub recipe?

So far, baby back ribs have been my most successful smoking meat.  I like to do sort of a mexican-inspired rub with multiple varieties of dried, toasted, ground chiles (usually chipotle, chiles de arbol, ancho, guajillo, pasilla), cumin, cayenne, onion and garlic powder, salt, pepper, and mexican oregano.  I like to slather the ribs with yellow mustard before applying the rub.  I usually use a combination of smoke wood (white oak, cherry, apple).  I start the ribs meat-side down on the cooking grate and flip them after the first hour.  Then, I cook the ribs for a few hours more and take them off when they pass the tear test.  I like to use a spicy Texas-style BBQ sauce to finish the ribs (but not too much -- the meat itself needs to stand out).

Here's a photo of my last rib smoke.  I made some homemade fries and a spinach salad to go with the ribs.
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2009, 09:57:47 AM »
don't want to drive the thread off topic, but do you guys like the WSM smoker (18" or 22"?).  I have never smoked other than to use my Weber grill as a make-shift one, would it be easy enough for a newb?
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #3 on: November 09, 2009, 10:03:46 AM »
aHHH yeah Matt.

The ribs look lip smackin' delicius.
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2009, 10:04:53 AM »
blatz,

I have the 18" and it's incredibly user friendly.  With a little guidance from www.virtualweberbullet.com, I made some killer baby backs the first time I fired it up.  I had done some smoking on a Weber performer grill before, but the WSM took it to a different level.  
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #5 on: November 09, 2009, 10:05:45 AM »
don't want to drive the thread off topic, but do you guys like the WSM smoker (18" or 22"?).  I have never smoked other than to use my Weber grill as a make-shift one, would it be easy enough for a newb?

Go for it!

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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #6 on: November 09, 2009, 10:20:51 AM »
Get the widebody (22")  a rack will fit easier. 

about it being easy,  shhhhh,  you don't want anyone to know it didn't take 20 years to learn how to turn out great meat.  Let's just keep that our little secret
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #7 on: November 09, 2009, 12:44:25 PM »
Here's the BBQ guru Steven Raichlen's KC style BBQ Sauce recipe. I give it the bluesman's twist by adding some New Mexico chili powder to it. A fantastic all- around grilling sauce. Slather it on anythiing form babybacks to burgers.

Basic Barbecue Sauce Recipe
This is the type of sauce that most people in the United States think of as barbecue sauce: Brown sugar and molasses make it sweet; liquid smoke makes it smoky--there isn't a Kansas City pit boss around who wouldn't recognize it as local. Slather it on ribs and chicken, spoon it over pork shoulder, and serve it with anything else you may fancy. You won't be disappointed.

Makes about 2-1/2 cups


2 cups ketchup
1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons molasses
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon Tabasco sauce
1 tablespoon of your favorite barbecue rub
2 teaspoons liquid smoke
1/2 teaspoon black pepper


Combine all the ingredients in a nonreactive saucepan and bring slowly to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to medium and gently simmer the sauce until dark, thick, and richly flavored, 10 to 15 minutes. Transfer the sauce to clean (or even sterile) jars and store in the refrigerator. It will keep for several months.

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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2009, 02:17:16 PM »
As you may have seen in the "Pub" section, I slow grill/smoked a 12-pound brisket and a 10-pound pork roast.  The meat was on the grill for thirteen hours.  I used a beer mop for the brisket and a slightly different on for the pork.  Otherwise, I put no sauce on the meat but I do have it available at serving time.  Underneath the meat, I keep a pan of water to keep the meat moist.  This past weekend's effort was the best yet.  We served it with a keg of Oaked Arrogant Bastard clone.  

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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2009, 03:07:51 PM »
Hot Diggity Dogg!

Looks fantastic!

Pit BBQ is awesome. I love watching the competitions. It takes alot of failures to get to the top of the pack with the best pit bosses. Just like brewing beer...it's trial and error until things begin to come together.
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2009, 03:14:07 PM »
Thanks.  I had a lot of fun doing it and it's kind of like being a proud father.
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2009, 03:43:58 PM »
I said it in the other thread, and I'll say it again: well done, Tesla!  That looks so incredibly tasty.  Beer mop -- I'm intrigued.
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« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2009, 05:13:44 PM »
I said it in the other thread, and I'll say it again: well done, Tesla!  That looks so incredibly tasty.  Beer mop -- I'm intrigued.
Recipe by: The Smoker King    
 
Brisket Mop Recipe
 
Ingredients:
1-Can dark beer (Shiner Bock works great, and don't forget to get some for you too)
1-Cup cider vinegar
1/2-Cup light oil (Canola is good)
1-Small onion, diced
3-Cloves garlic, minced
1/2-Cup Worcestershire sauce
1-Tsp freshly-ground black pepper
1-Tsp salt
1-Tbsp Cayenne
1-Tbsp Mustard Powder
1-Tsp Cumin
Juice from 1 Lemon
 
Instructions:
1. Mix all ingredients in a pot, and heat over med/low for 30 minutes.
2. The mop is now ready to use.
3. Stir well before each use. I keep the mop on low heat while I am smoking so I don't apply it cold.
 
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #13 on: November 09, 2009, 05:59:30 PM »
Thanks for that recipe!  I'll definitely use it when I smoke brisket (which I haven't done yet).

Man, I used to drink a lot of Shiner Bock in college.
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Re: BBQ Style
« Reply #14 on: November 09, 2009, 06:48:53 PM »
I didn't use Shiner.  I used a German dark beer. Kostritzer.
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