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ShadowDriver 03-24-2013 03:23 PM

Smokin' in a Snow Storm - Wicken Yanks Style
 
Ladies and Germs,

Kind greetings from East Cambridgeshire, and what could possibly pass as the northern midwest these days! My "outlaws" from North-East Indiana are in town, and they laughed at the 2-3 inches of snow that fell last night.

I awoke to a smoker and grill that were completely covered... luckily, I didn't have to really clear out a walkway to get around out back...

Also lucky for me, the view of the Wicken Windmill just never gets old, no matter the weather.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8...b13602f45f.jpg

I sure don't need to smoke a whole brisket, so I cut my 3.5kg piece of goodness down to something like 2.0 and 1.0 (2.0 piece is on the smoker below)...

Thanks to your bad influence, I couldn't help myself when my wife brought THREE tubes of JD HOT Sausage and asked me to make Fatties! I rolled two of them in my Wicken Yanks Original Dry Rub and tried the third in some really nice Green Chile Dry Rub that I picked up in Albuquerque, NM last November.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8110/8...1b02eb9715.jpg

Of course, just as soon as I got the kids in the sauna for an hour or two, the snow and wind kicked up again! I don't have anything fancy... and if you look closely, you can see the far left thermometer display sitting at 165F as I fought the elements getting these kids back up to speed.
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8236/8...3e6fdc398a.jpg

The kids did a really nice job in the sauna... and I finally gave-in after 3+ hours of fighting to keep my temps near 200-220.... burned more charcoal than I wanted, and never really kept the pit where I wanted her. I'll sure take your thoughts and words of wisdom (except that I'm not here long enough to make any mods to this old girl)...
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8379/8...b5554c3060.jpg

I'm mildly embarrassed to admit that I finished the brisket in the oven... less snow... less wind... she was already around 140F+... more control over the temp. I let her hit 190F and then rested her for a bit.

I sliced her up and then took this picture... no doctoring, spritzing... nothing.. The most juicy brisket I've ever seen (fat content)!
http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8226/8...6a74098923.jpg

Guys, you've continued to provide me with good words on how to make some seriously tasty grub.

Many thanks and kind regards,
SD

code3rrt 03-24-2013 03:28 PM

Looks like it turned out AOK.

KC

HeSmellsLikeSmoke 03-24-2013 03:29 PM

Way to conquer a brisket and the weather! Looks very juicy.

Oldbob 03-24-2013 04:23 PM

Looks Great to Me !! :thumb:

bigabyte 03-24-2013 04:33 PM

Way to go!:thumb:

chicagokp 03-24-2013 04:37 PM

Thumbs up!

Crazy Harry 03-24-2013 04:41 PM

I don't have any problems with your cook. If it tastes good, it's a winner

Sunra 03-24-2013 04:51 PM

Adapt and Overcome! Looking good from here....

charrederhead 03-24-2013 06:12 PM

Looks good by me!

cowgirl 03-24-2013 06:41 PM

Looks great from here too!!


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