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Smoking Lamb

4.13 lbs, $5.99 per lb, from Costco San Antonio I’ll use almost the same setup as last time but .5 Tbsp less salt (only 3.5 Tbsp), I only have 6 cloves of garlic, and I don’t have fresh rosemary so I’m using the dry stuff. Plus, I’m using apple wood. 1120: started smoking! 1420: meat is at 157℉ according to the probe, and Thermapen says that’s my lowest temperature in the meat… Time to come off!…

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Pulled Pork and Salmon and Mmmm

14lbs pork butt at $1.89 per pound from Costco. 5.9 lbs salmon from Costco at $6.99 per pound. Ready for the rub! 2025: started the smoker, with apple chips this time, at 225℉. 2050: salted and Memphis dusted the pork, 1.5 cups dust, .5 tsp salt per pound (2 1/3 Tbsp). Rubbed and ready 2110: it’s on the smoker! Marked probe on bottom.…

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Brisket and Salmon in Texas

I’m back in Texas! And Sarah’s living here for the first time. She had only visited, previously. I’ve already taken her to a local BBQ place that was great, she tried the brisket as did I. Her standards are set high! I’m pretty confident about how this first Texas brisket will turn out though so I’m not worried 😉 I picked up a 15.65 lbs brisket, $2.98 per pound from Sam’s.…

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Smoking Salmon in Idaho

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Well, we’re still unpacking things, but we’ve been here for a bit. One of the things I was most excited to have arrive is the smoker - not gonna lie, that was a top priority. I’ve been looking forward to having some smoked Salmon again, and Sarah has mentioned it a couple times too. There’s a Sam’s Club more convenient these days, so I picked up some salmon there. They had Sockeye for about $12 a pound, and “Atlantic” for about $9.…

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Smoking Salmon

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Smoked salmon is one of my favorite foods. A luxury, truly. But, it’s much more reasonable when you can smoke it yourself. Salmon prices are at $8.99 a pound at Costco right now, which is a couple bucks more than I’m used to. Still worth it. I’m using the same recipe I always use, with a bit over 5 lbs of salmon. This salmon was packed a couple days ago, unusually.…

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Brisket and Salmon Again

I ran out of brisket too quickly last time… It makes a fantastic sandwich with Philly Cream Cheese (strangely enough). Then I eat a bunch of salmon on bagels, with Philly Cream Cheese… The discovery that it’s the right cheese for both sandwiches has made shopping easier. The brisket is 15.5 lbs, $2.99 per pound. Salmon is 6 lbs, didn’t get the price before tossing the package. We have to move in July and I hope I can keep up this hobby at the next stop in life.…

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Brisket and Salmon!

Just got married, just got honeymooned, just got back to work… Time for some food! 17 lbs brisket, $61, 6 lbs salmon $9 per pound. Using the same recipe as usual. 2120: Brisket went on the smoker. 4.5 Tbsp salt, 4.5 Tbsp pepper, 2.25 Tbsp garlic powder. 2200: Fish is brining. 0530: Brisket at 165 and 166. Crutched it, and turned temperature up to 250. Also, moved fish to drying.…

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Ribs and Salmon

Time to try some ribs! I’ll use this recipe with the Memphis Dust dry rub I used on the pork butts. Also - we’re out of Salmon. I’m going to do a double batch of the usual. I’ll just do 6 pounds for four hours, then do 6 more for 4 more hours. I bought what I thought were 3 racks of ribs - 3 large vacuum-packed things of ribs from Costco.…

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Brisket and Salmon

It’s a Saturday and I don’t have a ton of stuff to do, and we’re out of Salmon! A terrible problem with one clear solution. It’s time to smoke more meat. We’ve eaten almost all of the chicken and pork now, so I can feel good doing another brisket. Actually, I’ve been excited for the last two weeks to do another brisket. Ok, I’ve been excited since the last time I did one, but in the last two weeks the excitement has come to a head.…

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Smokin' Chicken (and Salmon too)

Here’s today’s recipe! Based on a couple things: 1. The recipe my mom sent me called Amway Grand Plaza Grilled Chicken Midwest - in my Google Docs Recipes folder 2. [https://ohsweetbasil.com/how-to-smoke-chicken/](https://ohsweetbasil.com/how-to-smoke-chicken/) Other great info and ideas at these links - at some point I’d like to try the brine/minimal method: 1. [http://www.smokegrillbbq.com/brine-smoked-chicken-recipe.html](http://www.smokegrillbbq.com/brine-smoked-chicken-recipe.html) 2. [https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/poultry/whole-smoked-chicken](https://www.traegergrills.com/recipes/poultry/whole-smoked-chicken) Anyway - here’s the plan today. Make a marinade of the ingredients below, divide this among four butterflied (spatchcocked?…

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