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Pork burnt ends--ruined

I did pork belly burnt ends, bought from Costco, twice with excellent results. I had followed Malcolm Reed's method and required about 5 hours for the cook--3 hours smoking them, 1.5 hours in honey/sugar/butter followed by 15 min in glaze.

 So thought of doing something special on Thanksgiving. Bought 9.5lbs pork belly from Snake River Farms. Put them for 3 hours at 275 and when went to take them out for the next phase , IT was already at 225F.  I was not using meat probe as did not believe I needed one as had already cooked burnt ends twice before .

Lesson learned--ALWAYS use meat probes. SRF pork belly cooks really fast.

Am glad that I am not hosting dinner today but wanted to contribute something this evening.


Bucks County, PA
Minimax, XL, Flameboss 200, Roccbox

Comments

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    Dang- great plan on your part.  Sorry to read that.  Like you, I have never thought of applying a thermo to pork belly burnt ends.  Was the texture totally trashed due to the speed of the cook?  The belly looks like it has a good amount of fat to render.  Thanks for the PSA.
    Time to get positive and have a Happy Thanksgiving.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • The texture was still great. My wife who doesn’t like pork was raving about quality of meat. I will definitely try SRF again 
    Bucks County, PA
    Minimax, XL, Flameboss 200, Roccbox

  • @lousubcap. Thanks. Have a great Thanksgiving as well

    Bucks County, PA
    Minimax, XL, Flameboss 200, Roccbox

  • I bet those are still awfully good!
    "If the world is something you accept rather than interpret, then you're susceptible to the influence of charismatic idiots." - NdGT

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  • [email protected] After carefully removing most of the burnt parts I am still taking it for dinner 
    Bucks County, PA
    Minimax, XL, Flameboss 200, Roccbox

  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 16,794
    @NewbeeMinimax - great move on your part.  They will be gone quite quickly.  
    Louisville;  L & S BGEs, PBC, Lang 36; Burnin' wood in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer.  
  • bgebrentbgebrent Posts: 16,519
    Good save.
    Sandy Springs & Dawsonville Ga
  • Update: served it for dinner—it was the first dish to run out. Most people didn’t notice  that they were over cooked. It’s a great crowd pleasure dish AND SRF pork made the difference. Am happy with the outcome :)
    Bucks County, PA
    Minimax, XL, Flameboss 200, Roccbox

  • SmokeyPittSmokeyPitt Posts: 9,866
    They look great from here- just like extra crispy bacon! 


    Which came first the chicken or the egg?  I egged the chicken and then I ate his leg. 

  • FoghornFoghorn Posts: 6,496
    Yep.  I'd hit that.

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

    San Antonio, TX

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