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First BGE cook this weekend

tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
edited March 2012 in EggHead Forum
Well it took a few years of saving, then a lot of leg work, and calls. But I finally picked up my Large on Saturday (after going to my son's pinewood derby), and finding a local dealer starting a sale. 
Got home, built my ghetto cinder block, and 2' X2' X2" paver block (thanks cazzy) and it was too cold to finish assembly, woke up on Sunday, calibrated thermometers, and put the rest together, and planned out the day's meals knowing I wouldn't do steaks or pizza. 
I started with left over Royal Oak lump, but it was the bottom of the bag, and I had a lot of nuggets, and dust. 
I had a hard time starting it. So I brought out the trusty chimney starter, and threw in some brand new Wicked Good Weekend warrior. That seemed to do the trick. But I was playing the chase the temp game.   

We went with a 3 pound Pork loin with a Steven Raichlen coffee run, and asparagus. For the pork, I put in the place setter, and put a disposable foil tin with about 1" of water, and the left over rub (had to put it somewhere). I wasn't expecting much since I was busy watching the temp roller coaster, but....
Here is the meal:

the rub with brown sugar, and coffee crusted nicely.

Inside....Nice and juicy.


Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
All to get cheaper brisket! 


  • MickeyMickey Posts: 18,696
    Looks like you are one of us. Welcome, very nice cook.
    Salado TX Egg Family: 3 Large and a very well used Mini, added a Mini Max (I'm good for now). 

  • BuckeyeBobBuckeyeBob Posts: 670
    Looks awesome. Welcome to the club.
    Clarendon Hills, IL
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Thanks, I honestly It sat wrapped in foil longer than I wanted, but still came out delicious.  
    Now if only I could find an Egg Fest close to NYC

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • eggnitedeggnited Posts: 94
    edited March 2012
    Looks wonderful! I would be plenty proud to get that kind of result first time out! Did you like the flavor...would you season that way again?

    Oh, and how did you go about cooking the long what heat etc?
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Thanks. It was plenty tasty. I'm usually a sweet pork guy, but all the family agreed that one is a keeper.

    The asparagus was simplicity. Olive oil, salt, pepper. Basically I took the pork off, and put the platter on while the meat rested. Grill temp was about 350, and I think they were on for about 10 minutes.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • DMurfDMurf Posts: 481
    Simplicity is something we often forget about, with all our magic rubs, marinades, and such we lose the flavor of the food we are cooking. Lightly dressed asparagus with some S&P, perfect!
    BBQ since 2010 - Oh my, what I was missing.
  • eggnitedeggnited Posts: 94
    Thanks Taz...such a newbie that those little details make a difference. Can't wait to try it myself!
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Nit a problem. But I doubt there are many newbie than me at this point.

    FWIW, here is the rub recipe used above: 

    1 Tbs. finely ground espresso coffee beans 
    2 tsp. pure ancho chile powder 
    1 tsp. granulated garlic 
    1/2 tsp. ground cumin 
    1/2 tsp. brown sugar 
    1/2 tsp. ground fennel seed 
    1/8 tsp. ground allspice 
    4 tsp. kosher salt 
    2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper 

    It was a 3 lb. loin with the fat on top, and I cooked it about 1.5 hours around 350 (like I said earlier, dome thermometer was fluctuating). 

    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • I will trade you a six-pack of Shiner for a great beer we have on the West Coast made by Lagunitas!


    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • Village IdiotVillage Idiot Posts: 6,958

    I will trade you a six-pack of Shiner for a great beer we have on the West Coast made by Lagunitas!


    Shiner used to get no respect.  Shiner is a little German town in Central Texas and the brewery has been there forever.  Last year, I gave some Mexican workers some Shiner I had, and they were blown away.  They said it was better than Corona, which was their beer of choice.

    I'm not a beer drinker, but Shiner Boch is the only beer I'll put in my chili recipe.

    Dripping Springs, Texas.
    Just west of Austintatious

  • I like the fact that no beer gets sold to the public without the approval of the citizens of the town. (At least, that's what I was told...or maybe read on the bottles). Hard to find up here in Oregon. One store used to have it, but went out of business.

    A muslim, a socialist and an illegal immigrant walk into a bar 

    Blogging: Never before have so many with so little to say said so much to so few.

  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    Not easy to find here in NNJ either. The Mrs had some in league city visiting family.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • Doc_EggertonDoc_Eggerton Posts: 5,155
    Welcome.  Remember, if there is no picture it did not happen.

    XLBGE X 2, LBGE (gave this one to my daughter), MBGE and lots of toys

  • billyraybillyray Posts: 1,172
    Part of my tap handle collection.
    Felton, Ca. 2-LBGE, 1-Small and waiting on a mini
  • tazcrashtazcrash Posts: 1,852
    @doc, you got it.
    @Billy ray, niiiice.
    Bx - > NJ ->TX!!! 
    All to get cheaper brisket! 
  • FlyingTivoFlyingTivo Posts: 352
    Being a Mexican I would have to agree with VI, Shiner is a great beer, been drinking it since my spring break days at South Padre Island. That was a long long time ago. :)

    Men, easier fed than understood!!
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