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The torch has been passed

The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,712
edited March 2014 in EggHead Forum
So we get our 2nd egg at Salado last week and the second I got it home #1 son (he's 18) said "you know I'm moving out soon and I'm taking an egg with me". Not exactly what I had in mind but I'll play along. I told him there was no way he was taking an egg until I was sure he knew how to use it. He's always had a moderate interest in cooking and he's been around it his whole life (we owned a restaurant/grocery when they were younger) but he's always preferred others toil away so he could enjoy the fruits of their labor. Lately he has been working on a burger recipe and he cooked it for some friends on a camping trip last week. He said they were great and everyone loved them. He was pretty proud of that and has shown much more interest in learning more since then. So this week I told him that he was going to learn to do steak and the dreaded brisket. He did Carne Asada on Thursday. I wasn't even home but TFJ and little brother gave 2 enthusiastic thumbs up. He did it start to finish and seared it on a cast iron on the spider (I told him what to do but was not there to show him). Last night, I bought a fancy $6 per lb brisket from Whole Paycheck, brought it home and turned him loose. I showed him how to trim it up and season it with salt and pepper. He set up the egg with the adjustable rig, a full load of Rockwood, and ,of course, Post oak chunks. He got the egg stable at 225 ( it was small and we wanted to slow roll it overnight). We stayed up until 2 watching movies making sure it was all set and when we woke up this am it was at 212. I wanted him to learn without the CyberQ and he nailed it. Brisket is looking gorgeous at 192 and coming off here shortly just in time for a little Texas Longhorn March Madness. Looks like he nailed it. Way better than my last effort. Looks like we are going to need another egg. Even better, I have a whole belly that my youngest son and I are going to cure this afternoon. He's going to do it from start to finish including the cold smoke next week when it's ready. We are going to have a crew at Salado next year! Here is the brisket right before it came off. image And here are some pics of the carne asada that TFJ took: imageimageimage

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  • EggpharmerEggpharmer Posts: 267
    That's awesome Cen-tex. Hope my little one shows the same interest, course I got to wait about 16 years...
    Austin, TX
  • hapsterhapster Posts: 7,204
    Looks like he's a natural like his old man...

    Congrats!!!
  • Hi54puttyHi54putty Posts: 1,631
    Awesome. That's good stuff right there. Food and experience.
    XL,L,S 
    Winston-Salem, NC 
  • dstrbd488dstrbd488 Posts: 65
    My 5 year old ask Santa for a small last Christmas the wife told Santa no way
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,335
    Chip off the old block!  Grats man!    B-)
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzy said:
    Chip off the old block!  Grats man!    B-)

    God I hope not :))

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,335
    So it looks like your stone is on the spider and your CI grid is on top of the stone.  Do you not use the cross bars for the stone?
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,712
    edited March 2014
    I was just using the CI as a spacer for the drip pan. normally I use a Grid on crossbars but it was dark (like 1 am) and I couldn't find one of the crossbars.......that, and I'd had a bout 10 beers.

  • I should say he was using the grid as a spacer. I just told him what to do since I couldn't find the crossbar for the grid.

  • The stone is not on the spider, the spider is just sitting in there. The stone is on the AR bars as it should be.

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 6,901
    @ Cen_Tex-better to be lucky than good any day!  Congrats on the Q gene pass-thru.  Be wary of other attributes that may surface later:)  I only wish I had such an opportunity to seque to such a chance to score another BGE.  Time to get down and dirty. Enjoy!!
    Louisville   L & S BGEs 
  • MickeyMickey Posts: 16,504
    How many Demos should I put you down for next year? Ps: you going to lunch?
    Salado TX Egg Family: 2 Large and a very well used Mini, just added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • Mickey said:
    How many Demos should I put you down for next year? Ps: you going to lunch?

    We will be there. See you tomorrow. .

  • SkiddymarkerSkiddymarker Posts: 7,193
    Good stuff. So you really didn't get a second egg at Salado, you actually get to break in your son's egg.
    Delta B.C. - Vee-Gan: old Indian word for poor hunter. 
  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,335
    The stone is not on the spider, the spider is just sitting in there. The stone is on the AR bars as it should be.
    AR Bars...that the same as the crossbars?  Mine is typically on the bottom level sitting on the crossbars.  I set it up like that cause that's how tom has it on his site.  


    image
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • cazzy said:
    The stone is not on the spider, the spider is just sitting in there. The stone is on the AR bars as it should be.
    AR Bars...that the same as the crossbars?  Mine is typically on the bottom level sitting on the crossbars.  I set it up like that cause that's how tom has it on his site.  


    image

    Me too.

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,335
    cazzy said:
    The stone is not on the spider, the spider is just sitting in there. The stone is on the AR bars as it should be.
    AR Bars...that the same as the crossbars?  Mine is typically on the bottom level sitting on the crossbars.  I set it up like that cause that's how tom has it on his site.  


    image

    Me too.
    Okay cool...I thought I was left out and didn't know some insider trick.    :-SS
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • Fred19FlintstoneFred19Flintstone Posts: 5,645
    edited March 2014

    I was right there with ya until you mentioned the basketball game.  Food looks great, but I'm sorry my

    Michigan Wolverines might spoil your appetite.  GO BLUE!   


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  • The Cen-Tex SmokerThe Cen-Tex Smoker Posts: 12,712
    edited March 2014
    Weird post but was saying it just looks weird because the spider is still in and the cast iron is on the stone. All alcohol related.

  • I was right there with ya until you mentioned the basketball game.  Food looks great, but I'm sorry my

    Michigan Wolverines might spoil your appetite.  GO BLUE!   



    They most likely will. Texas is not very good but has a few good players. They are tough at home but .500 away from home. If MI shows up today, they shouldn't have too much trouble. Still fun for me though. Time for a beer.

  • R2Egg2QR2Egg2Q Posts: 1,652
    Congrats on passing the torch! Looks like you have taught him well. Hope you explained that your Shun knives aren't going with him.
    XL, Large, Small, Mini Eggs
    Bay Area, CA
  • Very cool, my 4 year old loves to make his own pizza. He saw a mini at the dealer and said Dad it's just my size.  :D
    NW Iowa
  • R2Egg2Q said:
    Congrats on passing the torch! Looks like you have taught him well. Hope you explained that your Shun knives aren't going with him.

    No explanation necessary. I think an egg is plenty....IF that even happens.

  • travisstricktravisstrick Posts: 4,862
    Sounds like fun. My son still picks up old crumbs and dirt and leaves off the ground and eats them. I can't wait to teach him to cook. 
    Be careful, man! I've got a beverage here.
  • henapplehenapple Posts: 14,671
    That's cool. Know you are proud.
    Green egg, dead animal and alcohol. The "Boro".. TN 
  • Sounds like fun. My son still picks up old crumbs and dirt and leaves off the ground and eats them. I can't wait to teach him to cook. 

    I think both mine still do too.

  • BYS1981BYS1981 Posts: 2,090
    Mine is at the pyro stage of life, he's 5, but I'm hoping being around the egg growing up will wear off on him.

    Congrats.
  • Damned if the kid didn't nail it on his first try. It has the jiggle, perfect crust, super juicy flat. I haven't had the point yet but this is a great brisket. So much better than the disaster at Salado. imageimage

  • cazzycazzy Posts: 8,335
    Damn...maybe you should give him both your eggs!! :D
    Just a hack that makes some $hitty BBQ....
  • EggcelsiorEggcelsior Posts: 11,546
    Teach him haircuts and I'll move next door.
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