I hope all is well for everyone. It has been a while since I have posted, things have been crazy it seems. I still make sure I find time to fire up the BGE three of four times per week, but I guess I haven't done anything that has seemed "post worthy," even though that is not the right attitude.
I got upset earlier this week at my local grocery store. I have been buying a lot of deli meats for lunches, and when the prices went above 6 bucks per pound, I decided I was going to try my own meats. I bought a $50 meat slicer from Sam's, and then a bunch of meat. I figure if I like the slicer I can always upgrade.
I guess I have been working too much when my oldest says he wants to be like me and goes into the office and gets on the computer:
Here are five turkey breast on the XL. Two of them were bone in, and the other three boneless. I flavored them all different to try to get some variety. I didn't watch the temp too close, but I kept it under 250 and I suppose they were on there for five or six hours. I used Hickory Chucks and Cherry Chips:
Good smoke shot:
I fired up the large as well. The store had a sale on pork loin. So, I cut some butterfly chops off of it and this is what was left. Threw it on over Mesquite Chucks and kept the dome under 250:
Finally, my two young boys love ham so I put used the small as well. Hickory for smoke, and again I kept the dome under 250:
Here on the finished shots:
It got kind of late and I got into the beer, so I didn't think it was a good time to debut the slicer. I wrapped everything in tin foil and put it in the fridge over night. I think they thought they did most of the work:
After church this morning we had a slicing party. I took a lot longer than I would have guessed:
Here are some of the finished product:
My wife doesn't understand the I cooked so you clean theory, so it is still sitting on the counter.
We got everything put into bags and in the freezer. Lunch meat should not be a problem for the next several months!