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Easter Dinner - Talk About Pressure (w/ Conversationally Interesting FlashBack Pics!)

MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,955
edited April 2012 in EggHead Forum
Greetings friends,

You all probably always cook for your families, but this was a second for me.  Why not a first?  Because, once, in a land far away, my sister and I demolished all hope of ever cooking for our family again, one lonely Christmas, by serving RAW lamb.  So, when the fam started REQUESTING Texas Brisket BGE style, I got a little knock kneed.

This was a 16+ pounder.  Work dictated a faster cook, so I shot for 300* instead of my usual 225*.  Interesting side note - for the first time i had a 100+ degree variance from dome to grate, based upon very calibrated Maverick and tru-temp thermos.  Weird.  I verified the dome with a Thermapen, too.  Crazy.

The beef was on for 12 hours. Thermapenned at 205*.   FTCed for four.  In the meantime, I fired two spatchcocked chickens for an hour to 165* and then FTCed them for the hour drive to Raleigh.

Results?  Family says it's the best of the four briskets I've brought so far.  Chicken, while losing the crispy skin, was freakin perfect.  Unbelievably moist.  I'm on this new doctor imposed near vegan triglyceride diet, and the "on the list" chicken breast was delicate, moist, flavourful...  I'll be doing these twice a week.  Mom finished the point burnt-end style after I left, and it turned out simply amazing.  

I completely smoked out the neighborhood, along with the neighboring neighborhood.  Mesquite...  Gotta love it.  A few pics of the new LawnRanger gridlifter, the smoke, the beef, the birds, and the blowbacks I got when shutting the vents down after getting the coals going.  It burst out of there three feet; like a TomCat afterburner running out of fuel.  Dramatic in the night - the pictures really only capture one dimension of the experience.

Bless you, BGE.  A successful dinner...  And redemption for a Christmas I wish I could forget...
8-Damien

PS - So good, I forgot to take after pics.  Sheesh...



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Large BGE and Medium BGE
36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


Comments

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958
    Congrats, MM.  You are now on the hook for all future family dinners.

    What's with the third picture?  It looks like you've got the Egg hooked up to an Electric Chair.  
    :-O
    __________________________________________

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious


  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,955
    What's with the third picture?  It looks like you've got the Egg hooked up to an Electric Chair.  
    :-O
    LOL - I have a little grilling station in my backyard.  It's not much, but I love it.  Those lights are solar powered Christmas lights, and a clamp on grill light.  Makes a cool little hang out for those all night low and slows...


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    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    Nice cook. Hope to see you in Winston for the nc eggfest
  • MaskedMarvelMaskedMarvel Posts: 1,955
    Nice cook. Hope to see you in Winston for the nc eggfest
    I already facespaced it as "Attending."  :)
    Large BGE and Medium BGE
    36" Blackstone - Greensboro!


  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    "Facespaced" hilarious. I have an ex-girlfriend that called Facebook that. I had to create an account on that site just to check out the fest. Take care and happy egging.
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,872
    I'm not on Facebook but will also be attending the W-S Eggfest. Please keep us posted here with any updates.

    Masked Marvel works at the best restaurant in Greensboro. I hope he signs up to cook!
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • Mike8itMike8it Posts: 468
    I hope so as well. I signed up to cook and am looking forward to it!
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