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48 chicken thighs, 20 bratwursts, 2 pork butts, and 1 brisket, epic meal time!

Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
edited July 2013 in EggHead Forum
This weekend was a bit much even for me. I promised my staff that I'd cook for the office summer bbq and I also promised my mother that I'd cook all the meat for my Aunt's party this weekend. Thus began my version of epic meal time. Here is the rundown:

Round 1 - Staff BBQ:
- Two 9 pound pork butts, 18 hours on the egg.
- 24 chicken thighs, brined over night and basted with soy sauce and mirin when they were cooked indirect at 400 degrees.
- 36 sliders, Korean slider recipe.

Round 2 - Aunt's Party:
- One 9 pound brisket, rubbed with S&P, smoked for 6 hours at 250 degrees on the egg, then braised in the oven over mirepoix, a bottle of red wine and beef broth for 3 hours at 350 degree.
- 20 bratwursts, smoked for an hour 1/2 at 250 degrees.
- 24 chicken thighs, brined over night, then cover in Tony Chacheres seasoning and cooked indirectly for an hour at 400 degrees on the egg.

I'm a little worn out, but a promise is a promise and I had to show off both my BBQ skills and the versatility if my XL BGE. Lord knows I'll be sleeping well tonight. Here are some pics.



  • TjcoleyTjcoley Posts: 3,528
    Way to bring it! That's a great cook.
    It's not a science, it's an art. And it's flawed.
    - Camp Hill, PA
  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 5,910
    Epic is right. That's a strong weekend.

    XL BGE, Klose BYC, ProQ Excel, Weber Kettle, Firepit, Grand Turbo gasser, and a portable Outdoor Gourmet gasser for tailgating

    San Antonio, TX

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,795
    Looks like you were quite busy. Nice job!
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs, Humphrey's Weekender, Superior Smokers SS-Two, MAK 1-Star General, Hasty Bake Gourmet, Santa Maria Grill, UDS (Darth Maul), Thai Charcoal cooker, Webers: 18.5" WSM, 22.5" OTG, 22.5" Kettle Premium, WGA Charcoal, Summit S-620 NG

    Bay Area, CA
  • gerhardkgerhardk Posts: 938
    Way to go!  Tired but I am sure you had a sense of accomplishment.

  • TexanOfTheNorthTexanOfTheNorth Posts: 3,917
    A weekend like that may tempt you to give the egg (and yourself) the night off tonight!

    Good work.
    Well, "spa-Peggy" is kind of like spaghetti. I'm not sure what Peggy does different, if anything. But it's the one dish she's kind of made her own.
    Aurora, Ontario, Canada
  • What? No dessert? Just kidding my man! You rocked it! Outstanding promise keeping too!
    Flint, Michigan
  • Mud PigMud Pig Posts: 479
    Fred19Flintstone said:What? No dessert? Just kidding my man! You rocked it! Outstanding promise keeping too!
    Much like the salad bar at a buffet, dessert is a waste of space and takes up room for more BBQ.  Not going to happen on my watch.

  • calikingcaliking Posts: 10,104
    Amazing. I bet there were many appreciative bellies thanks to you.

    #1 LBGE December 2012 • #2 SBGE February  2013 • #3 Mini May 2013
    A happy BGE family in Houston, TX.
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