We’re halfway through National Barbecue Month and loving every minute of it. We hope you’ve had some time to try out some new recipes and enjoy a few old favorites as well. If you’d a couple tips on smoking meat, check out our Smoking Basics Publication
. For delicious recipes, try Justin Moore’s BBQ Shrimp
, Greg Bate’s BBQ Dr. Pepper Chicken
, Bobby Flay’s Chicken Thighs
or Dr. BBQ’s new Maple Brined Pork Chops
. Need dessert? Finish off your meal with some Planked Twinkies
. Have a great rest of May & get ready for some fun summer happenings!
Big Green Egg headquarters has moved - come visit our new showroom and check out the museum and culinary center too! 3786 DeKalb Technology Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30340
<p />I just got hired into a new job. I start Monday! [p]Now for the on topic partâ€¦. As part of the second interview I was given 10 minutes to prepare a 10-minute presentation on any subject I chose. I had to teach them something. My topic was making pulled pork on a BigGreenEgg. I drew crude sketches on the white board describing the innards of the Egg, thermometer, the vents, and fire building. I explained the difference between Kingsford and lump charcoal, and how lump was made. I explained that butt was a bit of a misnomer since the meat actually comes from the shoulder. I described techniques used to moisten the meat to get the rub to stick and what rub was. I explained the slow cooking, collagen and fat rendering process. Along the way I got to field questions from my soon to be coworkers like â€œWhat happens if you just cook it normally and donâ€™t cook it slow?â€ or â€œWhy is called pulled pork?â€ and â€œWhere do you get that special charcoal?â€ â€œHow is this different from a Smokey Joe?â€[p]They seemed to like my presentation. Much of what I presented was from info I have learned from, or research spawned by, lurking here for the past year.[p]Thank yâ€™all![p]rb[p]Totally unrelated: After Fishlessmanâ€™s view of Mt Washington, I have to add my own.
Some friends and I do an annual backpacking trip; this last one was the Dry River Wilderness. Up the Dry River trail to Isolation (west) to Davis Path to a Campsite just down Isolation (east). Day 2, over Mt. Isolation to Resolution Shelter. Day 3 we did the side trip up to Mt. Crawford summit and then continued down Davis Path to Rt. 302.
The picture (if I donâ€™t screw up posting it) is of Mt. Washington from Mt. Crawford.