With a lot of help from a friend

Post your favorite recipes or get help with a cooking problem here.
User avatar
Alan
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9481
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 11:54 am
Location: NW Oregon

With a lot of help from a friend

Postby Alan » Sat Dec 05, 2015 10:15 am

Jo has been very helpful and gracious with sharing some of his knowledge when it comes to my new hobby of sausage making and smoking meats. I just wanted to say thanks Jo and here is my latest project a Pork loin ham.

Pork loin into a brine for a few days.

Image

Out the brine out of a water bath with a rub down and tucked into a vacuum sealed bag and back to the fridge for a few more days.

Image

Into the smoker for a few hours.....I stole the design from Jo.. :hide:

Image

Out of the smoker back in the fridge to rest overnight

Image

Two hams to be froze for future use, one ham sliced into sandwich meat and ham steaks

Image

And finally what it's all about....... Sky I forgot the radishes but remembered the cheese. Thanks again Jo for all your help the last couple of years. Alan :tiphat:

Image
0 x
I'm not afraid of hard work, I can lay down next to it and fall asleep without a problem.

User avatar
TN Cattle Man
GURU
GURU
Posts: 2519
Joined: Wed Nov 28, 2012 9:16 am
Location: Palmyra, TN

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby TN Cattle Man » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:54 am

Looks like you did a great job Alan!! Looks tasty!
0 x
As for me and my house... We will Serve the Lord!

User avatar
Bigfoot
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 10969
Joined: Mon Jan 16, 2012 6:31 pm
Location: Kentucky

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby Bigfoot » Sat Dec 05, 2015 11:59 am

Good work!
0 x
A tumble bug makes a hard livin. Why? Cause that's just the way be nice is.

Kingfisher
GURU
GURU
Posts: 4957
Joined: Tue Jan 05, 2010 8:02 pm
Location: Austin Texas

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby Kingfisher » Sat Dec 05, 2015 2:30 pm

What's the fire box like on that smoker? What are the handles for on the side?
0 x
Green grass cures alot of ills.
The dream is free. The hustle is sold separate.

ram
Rancher
Rancher
Posts: 518
Joined: Tue Jun 17, 2014 8:02 am

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby ram » Sat Dec 05, 2015 4:44 pm

Image

I have my smoker running with venison snack sticks today. Same mentor also.
Thanks Jogeephus
0 x

User avatar
Jogeephus
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 23324
Joined: Mon Jul 17, 2006 9:44 pm
Location: South Georgia

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby Jogeephus » Sat Dec 05, 2015 5:38 pm

I'm glad it turned out to your liking Alan - or more importantly - to your wife's. ;-) :lol2: If we can keep them happy life is good.

Ram, the last sticks you gave me were terrific. That simple box will hold a bunch of meat won't it?
0 x
Experience - the ability to instantly recognize a mistake when you make it again.

User avatar
Alan
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9481
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 11:54 am
Location: NW Oregon

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby Alan » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:46 pm

Kingfisher wrote:What's the fire box like on that smoker? What are the handles for on the side?



The fire box is probably close to what you see in ram's pic, same design on the smoker, simply a propane burner using a cast iron skillet with chips. Although I did switch to a burner with a good quality adjustable system and temperature control is much easier to adjust and control. The handles, well it's heavy, I have it setting on concrete blocks and on the back patio. So it will take two to move it ..... They are simply to aide in moving the house.
0 x
I'm not afraid of hard work, I can lay down next to it and fall asleep without a problem.

User avatar
Alan
GURU
GURU
Posts: 9481
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 11:54 am
Location: NW Oregon

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby Alan » Sat Dec 05, 2015 8:47 pm

ram wrote:Image

I have my smoker running with venison snack sticks today. Same mentor also.
Thanks Jogeephus



Okay ram, I now know I need to step up my game! :shock: :lol: :lol: Looks great!
0 x
I'm not afraid of hard work, I can lay down next to it and fall asleep without a problem.

User avatar
skyhightree1
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 17638
Joined: Wed Sep 09, 2009 12:11 am
Location: Free Rent ,VA

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby skyhightree1 » Sun Dec 06, 2015 12:11 am

Looks good Alan but that's not enough cheese keep practicing
0 x
Oh Great Spirit, who made all races,look kindly upon the whole human family and take away the arrogance and hatred which separates us from our brothers.

User avatar
TexasBred
Mentor
Mentor
Posts: 28056
Joined: Wed Aug 15, 2007 1:18 pm
Location: Heart of Texas

Re: With a lot of help from a friend

Postby TexasBred » Sun Dec 06, 2015 7:19 pm

Good students with a great instructor. That looks out of this world guys. ram I assume all those snacks are for Christmas gifts. I'll send you my address. ;-)
0 x
“If it were up to me, I would put in jail every sandal-wearing, scruffy-bearded weirdo who burns the American flag.....“But I am not king.”....Supreme Court Justice Scalia


Return to “Recipes and Cooking”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Grundy53 and 4 guests