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Pineapple Head, on, what else......

FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
edited 10:37PM in EggHead Forum
Pineapple rings. Dispatched a little **** to go with the pineapple and a bit of steamed broccoli.

Direct, top level of the rig, 425* dome, lump down low. Chicken took about an hour, pineapple about 7 minuntes.

First impressions were that the Pineapple Head smelled way too much of clove and a few other ingredients. After using it on pineapple, I think it could use a bit more of the savory stuff to cut the sweet. It was quite good and didn't burn - but with the turbinado sugar in there I was certainly afraid it would, so I kept the pineapple up high. I wonder if it would have burned with granulated sugar? I contemplated marinating the pineapple in some rum - but I wanted to be able to distinguish what effect the rub had on its own. Next time I will marinate the rings for a bit prior to adding the rub.

Anyway, a few pics. I tried to get some up close so you could see the rub and how it looks. I poured it on pretty thick, but with all the juice in the pineapple it kept melted into the fruit and really didn't show up well in the photos. The pineapple would go really well with some vanilla ice cream.






Tomorrow I am trying it on sweet potatoes and peaches.


  • Great job Rod on it all!! The cook, review, and pictures.

    I tried the pineapple head on sweet potato fries tonight and they turned out great. I was wondering about the clove/cinnamon type flavor with pineapple. I knew they would go well with sweet potatos. I'll be trying the pineapple tomorrow or Monday, some with the usual rum/maple syrup and the rub, and some with just the rub.
  • FockerFocker Posts: 2,376
    Chick and pineapple is lookin' really good ;)
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  • Looks great Rod. What was the 'few other ingredients'?

    I have found the clove can quickly get too strong. I probably used too much brown sugar, for me it was too sticky and took over too much of the flavor.

    I haven't tried turbinado sugar but want to do so.

  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    This is Nature Boy's new "Pineapple Head" rub. I don't know what all the ingredients are, but I could probably identify 6-7 of them in there.

    The granulated sugar bit was a little jab at stike....
  • JLOCKHART29JLOCKHART29 Posts: 5,897
    Rod the pineapple looks good but the chicken looks great. Nice job on it! ;)
  • I saw you were refering to 'Pinapple Head' but didn't realize it was a new rub. Sounds like something I need to try.

    Sure wish they would put a post on the forum with the new stuff. :woohoo:

  • BeliBeli Posts: 10,751
    Rod...............hahaha....... :laugh: .....somehow I knew that pineapple & vanilla ice cream are a great match!!! :woohoo:
  • Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
    Woud you all mind posting the link to where I can get me some Pineapple Head?
  • FidelFidel Posts: 10,172
    Dizzy Pig.

    Dizzy Pig BBQ

    It isn't listed, but if you email them or ask for it to be substituted in the comments section of the order form they will oblige (if they still have some). Remember, it is still in beta 2.0 as far as I know.
  • Dirty1Dirty1 Posts: 42
    Thanks Fidel. That is good to know as I am very much a Dizzy Pig guy. I should be due for another order soon and hope I can get my hands on some. Any other blends that you know of in the Dizzy Pig skunk works?
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