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Husker_Du

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I hear everyone raving about Traegers and other sophisticated smokers but I went to Chris Ayers house the other day and he made great smoked ribs and pork butt in a Green Egg which he swears by. 

i never had a smoker but i told Justin Basch (who is a Traeger worshipper) and he admitted that some people LOVE the big green egg.

 

anyway, i love cooking and talking about it. so lets start a thread about it. 

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That's impressive @WrestlingRasta!  Bit on the jealous side right now!

I started with an electric smoker which did the trick for small things, but the meat stalled bad in it mostly because there was no air circulation.  My brother who had been smoking for a long time talked me into an Oklahoma Joe smoker...WAY better and has multiple uses such as grilling and a sear function...absolutely love it.  My brother recently moved up to the expensive Traeger smoker with the wifi stuff and it is pretty slick.  Will probably be my next purchase once the Oklahoma Joe poops out.  

Have a 16lb brisket in the fridge that is getting smoked this weekend for a family gathering on Father's Day.

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3 minutes ago, WrestlingRasta said:

Thanks @Bigbrog.  Was just about to cover it, then Ian and some other s**t came ashore...

I've had my eye on Oklahoma Joe's for a while and will likely be the next one I try when it's time to shop again. 

Ugh...that sucks...sorry man!

 

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Just now, WrestlingRasta said:

S**t happens.  Everybody's got somethin...

That is for sure.

Have you ever had smoked hamburgers?  The recipe I got from my brother is amazing...get Lipton beefy onion soup mix packets and mix that into the burger...patty it and smoke at 250 for like 20-30 minutes depending on how you like your burger...then top it with siracha mayo.  So good!

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Just now, Bigbrog said:

That is for sure.

Have you ever had smoked hamburgers?  The recipe I got from my brother is amazing...get Lipton beefy onion soup mix packets and mix that into the burger...patty it and smoke at 250 for like 20-30 minutes depending on how you like your burger...then top it with siracha mayo.  So good!

Kinda funny.  I haven't smoked burgers, but smoke meatloaf, and have done a couple tries at that over the top chili.  (Still need to dabble with that a little).

My wife loves the liptons onion soup mix in any of her home burgers....I can't stand it!!  

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I have a cheap smoker, propane, one can, meat above the burner.   Wood chips above the burner too.   Have smoked brisket, pork butt, a Turkey, and steak.   All came out good except the steak was way well done as I didn't watch it very closely.  The meat still was good even well done.   I haven't had a miss yet and I am way below novice in this arena.   Smoking meat is just awesome!!

Great idea for a new topic HuskerDu. 

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When we moved from Huntsville AL in 1973 to Seattle, there were  no BBQ places.   Now we were from Seattle but were in AL for 10 years.   My dad would hear of a place with good BBQ and it was a piece of meat with BBQ sauce on it.   It is better here now.    We had a neighbor that was a BBQ dude and he is pretty good.   We are almost that good with our little smoker.   Good BBQ is beyond description.

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a whole convo could be had about regions and what not to eat.

The Northeast - don't eat BBQ or Mexican. horrible everywhere.

Midwest (sans Chicago) - zero good pizza.

West Coast - can't find a good hoagie if your life depended on it.

etc

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has anyone ever cooked 'flap meat' ? 

sometimes i get a couple beers in me and start shopping online.

i bought a bunch of meat ($600 lol) the other night and threw a 'flap meat' steak in there.

absolutely no idea what it is or how to cook it. 

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6 hours ago, Husker_Du said:

has anyone ever cooked 'flap meat' ? 

sometimes i get a couple beers in me and start shopping online.

i bought a bunch of meat ($600 lol) the other night and threw a 'flap meat' steak in there.

absolutely no idea what it is or how to cook it. 

Similar to flank steak. Not really a slow cook meat.   

Suggestion, use for steak nachos or something like that (Mexican dish). Marinade it overnight. Get a good combo of coals and wood real real hot and do a sear on the steak. 

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Anyone had teras majors?  Total hidden gem!  Some people call it mock tenderloin.  It is a small cut behind the shoulder next to the chuck.  Butcher I got it from said most places don't mess with it because it is hard to get to and it isn't very big, comparatively.  Recommend waygu...don't over cook...and cook it until it plump's up like a ball park hotdog will come off medium rare.

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7 hours ago, Husker_Du said:

has anyone ever cooked 'flap meat' ? 

sometimes i get a couple beers in me and start shopping online.

i bought a bunch of meat ($600 lol) the other night and threw a 'flap meat' steak in there.

absolutely no idea what it is or how to cook it. 

Have you ever ordered from Snake River Farms?  It is amazing...super high-quality meats and they not that expensive and are top notch...they send the meat frozen in a cooler and include a free reusable insulated clothed shopping bag.

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One of the best things I have made was mixing up Cowboy beans (pork n beans, with ground beef and bbq sauce (sweet baby rays)) in my cast iron skillet and then cooked them under a pork shoulder I was smoking so all the drippings went in it....so good!!

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