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Bristol Bash 'em Up Panini

NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
edited 4:35PM in EggHead Forum
Two weeks I got to spend the weekend at the NASCAR race in Las Vegas and learn some BBQ tips from Chris Lilly and Ken Hess at Kingsford University.

Here Chris explains his techniques for smoking brisket.


It was my first NASCAR experience.


One of the things Chris stressed was "grill once, eat twice". Remember those spatchcocked chickens I made? I used the leftovers to make panini. I made this for tailgating at this weekends NASCAR race in Bristol, since it is a short track famous for a lot of bumping and crashes.


The kicker was the high octane bbq sauce I made by mixing KC Masterpiece hickory bbq sauce with apple pie moonshine.


I layered the chicken, bbq rub, bacon, bbq sauce, pepper jack cheese, grilled onions, and grilled pickles...


And then grilled it under a foil wrapped brick.


I am not a big race fan but tailgating is always fun.
Knoxville, TN


  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,014
    Great lookin sammie. Are you using the Kingsford Comp. Briquettes rather than lump??? If so, what is your opinion of them. :)
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,171
    If you leave Bristol and are still not a race fan then there's no hope for you. Tons of fun. If you don't catch the bug there then you're probably immune.

    Nice lookin' sammich.
  • RGBHVRGBHV Posts: 1,317
    I love pic # 5 (the assortment of pics).

    Wonderful weather nice looking cook!

  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    I would love to be tailgating with you!! They look very yummy. Apple pie moonshine? Is it widely distributed? Thanks for posting all the pics - hope you have a great time at Bristol. I'll be watching the race and dreaming of the panninis. :)
  • BeakerBeaker Posts: 293
  • cookn bikercookn biker Posts: 13,407
    Killer sandwich Chris!! Glad you had a great experience.
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  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
    I was using the briquettes in my portable Smokey Joe, not the Egg. I was testing it out as it would be done at the track.

    I have used the comp in the Egg when they first came out but found it still made too much ash for my likes.
    Knoxville, TN
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
    It is legal here in Tennessee now. The brand I was using was Junior Johnson's.

    Prior to legalization last year, I used to get it from "a friend of a friend".

    The cinnamon and apple juice flavors enhance the sweetness of the bbq sauce while the alcohol give it a nice kick.
    Knoxville, TN
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    I will try to find here at home, but worst case, I'm coming to the Smokey Mountains this summer and I'll definitely get some then! ;)
  • rockytopscrockytopsc Posts: 856
    Great lookin sandwich. Went to our first race last fall at Bristol. Ready to go again!!

    Here's another "legal" shine in Gatlinburg.
  • beesbees Posts: 335
    That looks like quite a toothsome sandwich, did any meat fall out during the flip? Randy
  • HossHoss Posts: 14,587
    Hey e,all you have to do is go to the liquor store and buy a bottle of pure grain alcohol(PGA) it is the same thing as shine.It is "Legal" everywhere.The only thing "Illegal" about bootlegged shine is the makers do not pay tax on it.That is why it is the "Revenuers"(IRS) are the ones that bust up stills.When ya get the PGA send me an email and I will tell you how to make your own ApplepieShine.MUCH CHEAPER than buying it premade. ;) Probably better too. :)
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,928
  • CanuggheadCanugghead Posts: 4,928
    love the animated sammich in progress pix, and the foil wrapped brick, did you have to preheat that?
  • Dimple's MomDimple's Mom Posts: 1,740
    Very tasty looking. And snazzy moving photo! How did you do that? I like the grill once, eat twice slogan. I'm going to adopt that.
  • FluffybFluffyb Posts: 1,815
    I am pea green about being at Bristol! We will be tailgating next weekend at Fontana. A fun race but it isn't Bristol. Great looking sandwiches, I'm still deciding what to bring.
  • elzbthelzbth Posts: 2,075
    Hoss - check your mail...I've got shine. ;)
  • EggsakleyEggsakley Posts: 1,014
    Thanx for the info. Was considering trying it myself.
  • eenie meenieeenie meenie Posts: 4,392
    Yummy tailgate sandwich Chris.

    Love how you did the 'video' of the sandwich making. :)
    I also like, "grill once, eat twice". :laugh:
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
    If you are going to the Gatlinburg area, you can visit an actual distillery:

    If you are in Knoxville, shoot us an email, maybe we can get together.
    Knoxville, TN
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
    Yes, I put it on as soon as the grill was fired up.
    Knoxville, TN
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
    Maybe a small piece or two, but the pressing of the sandwich held it together pretty well.
    Knoxville, TN
  • NibbleMeThisNibbleMeThis Posts: 2,263
    I did it in Adobe Elements. You basically stack one photo with others as "layers". Then you save the photo and click "save for web" then check the "animate" option and save as a .gif file.
    Knoxville, TN
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