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Offishul YellowSnow's Record Shoppe BBQ/meat smoking thread
There will be no discussion of cooking hamburgers on a grill here. That is not barbecue. Nor is it BBQ. That is grilling meat. If you are doing that because people are coming over to your house, that is a cookout. Cookouts and grilling meat on a direct flame are good, fun things, and we should do them, but they are not the same as putting a big ole slab of meat on a smoker for 10+ hours.
There will also be no discussion of ribs in a crockpot.
Anyway, lets discuss. Smokers, cuts, WOOD, spices, whatever.
It's a beautiful day in the DMV and the golf course is closed on Mondays so I'm going to call in to meetings while firing up the Weber Smoky Mountain for a whole chicken and a leg of lamb. Have never done a leg of lamb before (other than one time when a bunch of buddies and I did a whole lamb pit roasted, that was amazing) so will see what happens. Experimenting is fun. The internets indicate that the time it takes to get to medium rare are about the same about of time as a whole chicken, (3 hours). Going with hickory WOOD chunks today.
You all go on with you fancy smokers and barbecue. It's good stuff
That's why I always knew where the best places to buy it are
The results were excellent.
My bitch face ex wife was half Greek, so I've seen those Hellenistic bros do an entire lamb on a spit.
Long and slow off of direct heat is important
My Dad uses all kinds of wood but I tend to be more partial to apple than richer woods
Long and slow is the key to anything ...
Vegi's on the grill is a big time winner as well
Of course, season with coarse salt and pepper.
The Weber Kettle grill remains to single most versatile piece of outdoor cooking equipment ever invented. It can grill and it can BBQ. You can BBQ a pork shoulder or a brisket in one if you are very careful about controlling the amount of charcoal and airflow.
Picked one of these up for indirect bbq. The water break helps to keep it humid and also helps to keep the temperature even. Highly recommend. https://www.amazon.com/Slow-Sear-Original-Charcoal-Grills/dp/B084ZWJ2J1/ref=asc_df_B084ZWJ2J1/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=416696576536&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=265508889368940712&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9060423&hvtargid=pla-891274866143&psc=1&tag=&ref=&adgrpid=92049668097&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvadid=416696576536&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=265508889368940712&hvqmt=&hvdev=c&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9060423&hvtargid=pla-891274866143
People also forget you can turn a Weber gas grill into a BBQ as well. Put the back burner on low and leave the other off. This is my system when I wanna cook ribs but I'm being lazy AF.
No running water made the whole holiday season a bit stressful period ... I'll give a mulligan for this year
Furthermore, you gotta have a feel for time and oven temp to predict meat temps after a number of hours. You don't wanna be 5 hrs in on a slow roast and realize you're getting bad thermometer reads.
It can smoke too. I have smoked many briskets and pork shoulders using a Weber. The key to smoking with a Weber is the snake technique for laying out the charcoal and wood chunks. It is pretty much a “set it and forget it” set up.