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Old 11-12-19, 01:57 PM
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I know, I know, another picture of raw chicken with rub. But this time around I will take a picture when the chicken is finished. I like smoking food in cool weather it is easier to keep the temperature constant. Only cost 5.11 at HEB. Henry E Butt grocery stores in this neck of the woods been in business since 1905. That is what they always say over the store monitors lol.
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Looks like summer cooking.

BTW, Mr. Butt's first name was Howard.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Looks like summer cooking.

BTW, Mr. Butt's first name was Howard.
Thanks for the correction Howard E Butt. I bet he was glad his parents didnt name him Harry. Yes very sophomoric but still funny.
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Old 11-12-19, 02:53 PM
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I tried but I can’t smoke food without cold beer. In this case ice cold Mexican beer. HEB had Tecate on sale.


The smoking of the chicken is in progress.
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No, it's Burro.
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No, it's Burro.
last night when the cold front hit my neighbors called on the Burro for Burro duty. She had heavy citrus plants that needed to go into their greenhouse. I think Im smarter than the average burro. I cruised my tractor over with the front end loader the heck with strong arming these plants. Praise for all hydraulic front end loaders
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Old 11-12-19, 03:03 PM
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The mechanical Burro. Sure has saved my back over the last decade.
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Originally Posted by FiftySix View Post
Looks like summer cooking.

BTW, Mr. Butt's first name was Howard.
I thought it was Seymour.
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I thought it was Seymour.
The well known author of "Under the Bleachers". I think he's a 2nd cousin of Howard.
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Water for steam to keep the chicken moist. Mesquite chips for smoke flavor and preservation.


Wrap em up for about 30 minutes get the flavor in and then eat.
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In the Hondo Walmart mostly in the pharmacy line or the beer aisle. Or at HEB wondering aimlessly trying to find nourishment.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Grav:)el View Post
In the Hondo Walmart mostly in the pharmacy line or the beer aisle. Or at HEB wondering aimlessly trying to find nourishment.
Check: Will show up shortly with a six-pack of IPA.
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Cold weather cooking is anything slow, that keeps a pot (or better, a dutch oven) on simmer in the kitchen... filling the kitchen with great smells, and warmth.

While smoked food is slow food... it is cooked outdoors (by virtue of the smoke) and thus, doesn't keep the kitchen warm.

Now if ya cooked that chicken in a nice brick pit attached to the house...
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Cold weather cooking is anything slow, that keeps a pot (or better, a dutch oven) on simmer in the kitchen... filling the kitchen with great smells, and warmth.
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I have a wonderful recipe for white wine braised rabbit in Dijon mustard sauce. When everything is finally assembled the Dutch over goes in for at least 90 min. (Forget the actual time.) I have a small row home. The entire place smells terrific. You really notice it if you go outside for a while and come back in.

I am going to make the dish one Saturday between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
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Old 11-13-19, 01:26 PM
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Originally Posted by genec View Post
Cold weather cooking is anything slow, that keeps a pot (or better, a dutch oven) on simmer in the kitchen... filling the kitchen with great smells, and warmth.

While smoked food is slow food... it is cooked outdoors (by virtue of the smoke) and thus, doesn't keep the kitchen warm.

Now if ya cooked that chicken in a nice brick pit attached to the house...
Yup. Those ovens built into the bricks of a house are great. My house has hardie plank so no built in oven anytime soon.
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
Yup. Those ovens built into the bricks of a house are great. My house has hardie plank so no built in oven anytime soon.
My brother, who has owned or managed various Texas BBQ restaurants over decades, and who often reminds me that I am merely "grilling," just built a pit in his back yard... not attached to the house mind you, but a brick pit none the less.

He laments the fact that it does not have the chain driven rotationg racks his larger professional pits had... "they were self basting."
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My brother, who has owned or managed various Texas BBQ restaurants over decades, and who often reminds me that I am merely "grilling," just built a pit in his back yard... not attached to the house mind you, but a brick pit none the less.

He laments the fact that it does not have the chain driven rotationg racks his larger professional pits had... "they were self basting."
I see those chickens roasting in a commercial oven on a chain driven device constantly moving and rotating. Always cooks a perfect bird. Back yard brick built pit is great and bet you all have fun bar b q-ing ...
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Originally Posted by Hondo Gravel View Post
I see those chickens roasting in a commercial oven on a chain driven device constantly moving and rotating. Always cooks a perfect bird. Back yard brick built pit is great and bet you all have fun bar b q-ing ...
I'm thinking my brother could have been a bit more clever and figured out how to get some sort of chain drive to that thing.

My wife love rotisserie chicken... even when done on my simple Weber grill with their one skewer system. There is just enough room for two small side by side birds.

Of course, Weber cooked is not self basting like those store bought cooked birds. But then, I also use mesquite wood for smoke... which the stores do not use.
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