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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/06/24 20:46:19 (permalink)
So project is go, picking up a brand new unpainted unlacquered drum next weekend. I've promised the missus I wont spend more than £50 a month and I wanna do a proper job on it so not sure whether it'll see this summer. Want to build something a little like this:
 


Hadn't planned to but today was so nice I had to get a smoke on. Obviously didn't have time for anything 8hrs etc so did my first spatchcocked chicken, with wedges and corn all smoked over apple and alder.

First time I've spatchcocked a chicken and was surprised how easy it is. I prepped the chicken with a spicy rub and smoked it at around 110DegC for 3hrs until internal temps were 74degC. Added wedges and corn 2hrs in. Finished the last 30 mins after the chicken came off with all the charcoal centrally and another chimney added to crisp up the wedges arranged around the edge and to crisp the skin directly.

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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/06/25 10:25:33 (permalink)
Did the first smoke of the year yesterday as had family round for the football. 2kg of pork shoulder, wings and corn on the cob on the smoker, and homemade slow-cooked baked beans and potato salad for sides. 
 
Pork and wings were incredible but thought the corn was a bit meh. Maybe I just didn't do them long enough or need to use a stronger woodchip (used hickory) but they were essentially just al dente corn on the cobs lol. Very little smoke flavour. Will probably just stick to steaming them, seasoning and finishing them off under the grill from now on. 
 
Struggled to get my smoker above about 100C but think it might've been the charcoal I was using, the pieces were fucking tiny so probably turned to ash real quick. Although just meant I had to spend longer in the garden sipping on beers so swings and roundabouts. 
post edited by Mulla - 2018/06/25 10:32:02
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/06/25 11:05:44 (permalink)
If you want some good charcoal this gear is well worth using. Been using it for a few years now and it's always spot on.

https://www.coals2u.co.uk/restaurant-charcoal-1
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/07/01 07:00:56 (permalink)
Got the Pitt Cue recipe book recently so been aching to try out the recipes.  First up was the smoked merguez lamb breast, which I served with smoked halloumi fries, cauliflower couscous salad and crunchy capers. 

Turned out really well...
 




 
 Now two restauranteur friends (cafe owner who does pop ups in evenings and supper club with dining room) have offered me pop-ups at their places from my facebook posts. Nowhere near enough experience or capacity yet but something to think about when I've got my drum built and got a couple of big cooks under my belt...
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/07/01 08:08:21 (permalink)
that looks very tasty mate. good work.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/07/01 08:14:29 (permalink)
Whagwan
Got the Pitt Cue recipe book recently so been aching to try out the recipes.  First up was the smoked merguez lamb breast, which I served with smoked halloumi fries, cauliflower couscous salad and crunchy capers. 

Turned out really well...
 




 
 Now two restauranteur friends (cafe owner who does pop ups in evenings and supper club with dining room) have offered me pop-ups at their places from my facebook posts. Nowhere near enough experience or capacity yet but something to think about when I've got my drum built and got a couple of big cooks under my belt...


Go for it. Andy/Sisdem who used to post a bit on here changed career to set up his own bbq business and is absolutely smashing it now. Look up andy low n slow on Twitter for some food porn.

I've been living on a first floor apartment for the past 6 years so can't bbq. IT IS FUCKING KILLING ME.

Moving soon and will get a garden and as soon as we do i'm gonna get a decent outdoor cooking setup. Would like a drum/bullet hot smoker, cold smoker cabinet, pizza oven and tandoor.

Cooking meat outside, preferably in beautiful surroundings = life. One day would love to try getting a quarter of a pig or hogget carcass and digging a pit in the ground old school jerk style.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/07/01 08:46:45 (permalink)
whats your address whagwan im coming round for tea - that looks lovely
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/07/01 11:43:57 (permalink) ☄ Helpfulby Stamina MC 2018/08/20 21:18:49
WhaGwan has this bbq ting on lock. looks peng
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/07/15 14:27:39 (permalink)
Did a shit load of ribs yesterday for the football with people coming over. When I was in Morrisons I spotted a little bit of skirt for £1.50 half price.

Been wanting to cook dirty steak for a while and got some onglet/hangar on order but this was an ideal little bit to trial.

Dry brined the steak for 1hr prior to cooking, healthy coating of fresh black pepper and lots of salt. In the meantime let a chimney of lumpwoid (not Briquettes) get full on white hot with all the charcoal totally coated in white ash. Decant into your bbq, quick blow to move most of the ash (it doesn't really stick anyway) and slap the steak straight onto the charcoal. 45-60 secs a side, wrap in foil and stand for 10-15 mins then thinly slice against the grain.

10/10 wb. Absolutely spot on. It's reverse sear for decent cuts as usually, but can afford a lot more onglet/skirt so that'll be going dirty. Need to buy some decent restaurant grade lumpwoid to make it even better though.
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/08/03 16:33:27 (permalink)
Short ribs and ox cheek today...
 

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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/08/20 09:37:36 (permalink)
Pork Belly Burnt Ends and Elote at the weekend.  Definitely worth it and a reasonably quick cook at 5hrs ish. 

Didn't get a pic when cooked as was too eager to eat but here's the point where I added more sugar, honey and butter as there weren't enough calories.


post edited by Whagwan - 2018/08/20 10:05:17
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/09/02 00:21:03 (permalink)
Not all BBQ ends up with sticky lumps of meat. 6hr Applewood smoked ox cheek ragu, I cheated and bought the fresh tagliatelle...


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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/09/02 11:08:08 (permalink)
not sure i could eat a cheek but that does look tasty
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Re: Quick BBQ question 2018/09/02 11:33:32 (permalink)
I want to live in whagwan's house
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