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It's Eggin Weather!!

Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
edited 3:24PM in EggHead Forum
Only got down to 0 F. Balmy compared to last year. The shoulder clod was amazing. It cooked at 280-300 all night new years eve while we slept. No thermometer, but the 24 pound clod went on at 9 or 10pm, I wrapped in foil when I woke up at 9am. Had real nice bark. Cooked until we needed the egg to cook eggs (11am). Checked tenderness with a plastic knife LOL. Went into the cooler to rest while we tooled around on the snowy forest roads. 4pm got back and pulled the beef. Amazing sandwiches, and will cook a clod again. Hope I remember the plastic knife to check tenderness, cuz I got no idea what I cooked it to! Anyways, here are some pix. PERFECT weather for egging.

Purty country
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Listened to gurgling stream all weekend
Camp.jpg

Preeemo spot
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Never had this beer, and never seen around home.
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Our egging camp!
CookingCamp.jpg

Beef shoulder clod and fatties
ClodAndFatties.jpg

Tooling around on Middle Mountain road. Trecherous conditions, and you can slide off the hill anywhere....but fun!
MiddleMTroad.jpg

Zero degrees enough to start freezing a cold creek overnight.
FrozenCreek.jpg

Happy New Year to all!
Chris
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  • Little StevenLittle Steven Posts: 27,973
    Chris,

    Beauty man!

    Steve

    Steve 

    Caledon, ON

     

  • FlaPoolmanFlaPoolman Posts: 11,670
    Purty country for sure and thanks for the pics because thats the only way I'll get to see stuff like that B) Glad y'all had a good time, Happy New Year to ya.
  • Now I do feel like a Banana Belt Wussy. :(
  • BBQMavenBBQMaven Posts: 1,041
    You are in the "real man" camp as far as I'm concerned!
    Kent Madison MS
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Where were you? Great shots Chris!! Did you do any fishing or shooting?
    Thanks for sharing!
    Molly
    Colorado Springs
    "Loney Queen"
    "Respect your fellow human being, treat them fairly, disagree with them honestly, enjoy their friendship, explore your thoughts about one another candidly, work together for a common goal and help one another achieve it."
    Bill Bradley; American hall of fame basketball player, Rhodes scholar, former U.S. Senator from New Jersey
    LBGE, MBGE, SBGE , MiniBGE and a Mini Mini BGE
  • Car Wash MikeCar Wash Mike Posts: 11,244
    People are going out of their way to get out of the cold. You are going out of your way to stay cold. LOL
    Nice setup Chris. When you get back, can you send me the maple/raging river recipe for sausage? Dhuff said it was really good.

    Mike
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Or maybe just a bunch of adrenaline junkies that like to go where nobody else is, and where we might die! LOL

    Kenny (Hatch), Jason (Hayhonker), Brian J, Joel and me.

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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Up on the Allegheny Plateau in West Virginia. It's a remote high country....remote, like a "Deliverance" kinda remote.

    No shooting, except for some fireworks we set off NY eve. It was pretty wind seeing them bounce off the trees.

    Cheers!
    Chris
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Hey Mike. Yeah, we're a little bit nuts, but every single one of us had an absolute blast. Two nights with nothing to think about except getting a fire built.

    For the sausage, for each pound of ground pork, add 2 tbs raging river (or redeye) and 1/4 cup of pure maple syrup (pure maple sugar if you have it). Add a little extra salt...I dunno, a couple tsp? Blend together, refrigerate overnight if possible, then make patties or fatties. Cook low speed direct until browned and rendered.

    Happy new year!
    Chris
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    Facebook: Dizzy Pig Seasonings
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    We kept saying "holy sh** it's beautiful!"

    Happy new year mang.
    Chris
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    LOL!
    Happy New Year to you too mang.
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    Ya, but we didn't get to watch any football :-(
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    Looks fantastic Chris, cold but fantastic. I camped out in the White Mountains in New Hampshire one weekend years ago when we got three feet of snow. The best insulation in the world (well, almost :)). Next morning the sun was out and it was spectacular. We didn't have an egg with us, should have. Thanks for sharing.

    Gator
  • Grandpas GrubGrandpas Grub Posts: 14,226
     
    You do know you can record those sounds and listen to them under the electric blanket at home don't you.

    Many, many years ago when I was dumber we took the boys into the mountains - 15 to 20 feet of snow and build snow caves. A candle would keep the inside of the cave at shirt sleeve temperature.

    Nice looking camp.

    GG
  • HoosierHoosier Posts: 107
    Really enjoyed those photos. Great stuff.
  • All I can say is wow.
  • golffergolffer Posts: 144
    Man, that is really beautiful! But...how do you find your golf ball? Guess I fit in that wussie category.
  • BENTEBENTE Posts: 8,337
    wow chris those are some really good looking pictures..

    makes me cold thinking about it :pinch:

    happy eggin

    TB

    Anderson S.C.

    "Life is too short to be diplomatic. A man's friends shouldn't mind what he does or says- and those who are not his friends, well, the hell with them. They don't count."

    Tyrus Raymond Cobb

  • Chris;
    Great shots! I showed them to my Miami wife and she started shaking like a junkie :laugh:

    Chris
    Jacksonville Fla
  • TXTrikerTXTriker Posts: 1,177
    :woohoo: Gee you guys are brave and that's why I live down here!
  • thirdeyethirdeye Posts: 7,428
    Looks like a good time and great food.
    Happy Trails
    ~thirdeye~

    Barbecue is not rocket surgery
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,600
    DAMMITBOY!!!SCHWEEET!!!It all look absoutely breathtaking.Especially the CLOD!!! :laugh:
  • BacchusBacchus Posts: 6,019
    Very cool indeed Chris. I have camped in some pretty tough conditions but never quite that cold(close) and certainly not that much snow.
    Part of me is jeaous, but the sane part says Im cold enough as it is. :)

    Thanks for sharing!


    Ron
  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    It's funny....we did play some disc (frisbee) golf. Really. Whoever won the hole would pick the next hole. We usually aimed at tree trunks. Even had a couple creek crossings.

    Cheers!
    Chris
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    One of the great things about a trip like this, is that when you get home, you gain a new appreciation for warm water and an electric blanket.
    New years beers to ya bro.
    Chris
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  • Nature BoyNature Boy Posts: 8,399
    The clod was amazing. It was also fun cooking a new cut without being able to measure internal temp, and sleeping 8 hours on a winter night while the egg chugged along. I think one of the guys opened the vents a tad at 4am when they went to bed, but overall the egg chugged along, and the plastic knife test and the 4 hour rest turned our some really nice beef. Still have half of it in the cooler on the porch (frozen solid of course).

    We were all surprised how good it was, and all agreed it was sorta like a brisket/pork butt. Pulled like a pork butt, tasted like a brisket. Would have taken pictures of the pulled meat, but it was dark, and steam was pouring off the meat into the bitter cold air. It was like a cloud of steam, and the boys were hungry.

    Happy 2010
    Chris
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    Twitter: @dizzypigbbq
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  • It's nice to have the Egg to keep you warm Chris

    Ross
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I want to go to there... :P :laugh:

    Looks like a good time was had by all...Happy New Year!!!
  • vidalia1vidalia1 Posts: 7,091
    I want to go to there... :P :laugh:

    Looks like a good time was had by all...Happy New Year!!!
  • RipnemRipnem Posts: 5,511
    I totally love it Chris! :)

    Your frozen fest material. :blink:
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