Smokin'!!!

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  1. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    Love smoking pig meat in the fall. First of the season, today . . .

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    If you look closely, you can see one of my hives in the background.
     
  2. Eddy Honey

    Eddy Honey New Member

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    I need the "smell" app
     

  3. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    :lol:

    It did smell wonderful. Guess the neighbors were probably drooling.
     
  4. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    Love the smoker. Come up and build me one.
     
  5. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    Would if I knew how. I paid someone more talented than myself.

    The bricks are the secret. They are antebellum. A buddy of mine tore down two old chimneys on family land so that he could build his house on the same spot. The original house had been gone for decades. He let me fill my pick-up bed twice with bricks.
     
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    I like it! I have had a hankering for some good bbq pork....
     
  7. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    And a drool smiley!
     
  8. Barbarian

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    Puzzled by antebellum. Civil war period ? Hand-made or machine ?

    Excavated part of a hand-made glazed brick last week. Prob 16C. Part of a later consolidation layer.
     
  9. gunsmith

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    Barbarian: Antebellum: Prior to the civil war. The one between the states (1861 thru 1864), not the one where we won the colonies from you folks. :lol:
     
  10. ablanton

    ablanton New Member

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    As gunsmith said, antebellum refers to the period prior to the Civil War; or, the War between the States as some of us like to call it. Civil War is a misnomer, as it was actually a war for independence.

    The bricks are hand-made.
     
  11. tecumseh

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    a ablantron snip..
    As gunsmith said, antebellum refers to the period prior to the Civil War; or, the War between the States as some of us like to call it. Civil War is a misnomer, as it was actually a war for independence.

    tecumseh:
    any properly educated southern gentleman should know the what them yankees call the Civil War is often called the War of Northern Aggression in the southern US. and as someone suggested (Mark Twain perhaps???) 'history is not even in the past'.

    as almost any real Texans (and I ain't one of those) would tell you in regards to the attached smoker pictures 1) this is simply too small for any serious smoking of meat (needs to be at least as large as a small house to smoke any proper quantity of meat) and 2) for the proper smoking of meat (which generally takes almost a day) you should never have the fire directly under the meat itself.

    them carolina boys just don't know what they are doin' when it comes to smokin' meat.... :wink: :wink:
     
  12. Barbarian

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    A simple question about bricks.

    Seems like I dropped a big one (brick). The ripples are impressive. :eek:
     
  13. Iddee

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    It's all in fun, barbarian. We will never quit re-fighting the war, but no one gets real serious about it.It's just banter.
     
  14. ablanton

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    Actually, if you'll look at the pictures a bit closer, the fire is not directly under the meat. The fire is outside the smoker box. Only hot coals and wet chips go into the smoker. And I smoked this meat for 8 hours at 225 degrees. That qualifies as all day for me! :wink:
     
  15. tecumseh

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    ok ablantron we will give you a pass and not dock you for the improper smokin' of meat... which by the way in Texas is a hangin' offense.

    folks around these parts do take the smokin' of meat very seriously if you think the size of their smokin' rigs or the money they plunk down to attend cookin' rallies as some representation of their serious intentions. I have a neighbor who spend about 25 grand on a very fancy custom made pop up cookin' and smokin' trailer (must be 20 feet long) that he drags to various cookin' contest.