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BBQ Grail 08-03-2008 12:51 PM

WSM, Moink Balls and a Wedding
 
How I spent my Saturday!

I was up Saturday morning putting together my new WSM early. I had a little catering thing that night and I needed the space to smoke some Moink Balls (more on that later).

It went together easy and in no time I had smoke coming out of the top. This baby was amazing. I could not believe how easy it was to control the temp, caught 225 on the way up and it stayed there pretty much the whole day. I let it burn about 5 hours with a couple coats of Pam before I put the first Moink Balls on.

The only mod I did was add the 14" clay pot dish to the water pan. I wanted to cook a couple of times on it before I did anything else so I had something to compare to.

How did I go so long without one? I had to control myself from ordering another on last night.

Here are the boys purring along in the back yard. If you look in the upper right hand corner of the picture you'll see some of the bridge that's in my logo/avatar.

http://thebbqgrail.com/wp-content/up...8/the-boys.jpg

A couple of weeks ago there was a thread about someone that got a meatball at a hospital cafeteria that had a smoke ring. That got me inspired. So for the tasting for this wedding I did some "ready made" beef meatballs (beef = moo) and wrapped them once around with bacon (pork = oink) and came up with Moink Balls. (Thanks guys for the name...you know who you are)

They were covered in a healthy coating of Yardbird Rub (the official rub of Sunset City BBQ Company) and smoked for about two hours, or until the bacon got done. I then lightly glazed them in a Raspberry Balsamic Chipotle sauce.

Here they are on the WSM:
http://thebbqgrail.com/wp-content/up.../wsm-moink.jpg

Here they are ready to serve with the glaze:
http://thebbqgrail.com/wp-content/up...ink-close1.jpg

The whole serving area with Hoisin Pork, Teriyaki Chicken and Moink Balls:
http://thebbqgrail.com/wp-content/up...ving-early.jpg

All and all a very exhausting but rewarding day. I learned even more this time than I did the first time around. I'm pretty much hooked on this catering thing.

I'm going to keep it really small for now while I learn.

Forney 08-03-2008 01:00 PM

Larry, Beautiful spread!!! If I was getting married I'd really want you to cater it!!

Cheech 08-03-2008 01:05 PM

You have inspired me to try making these. Those look great. Thanks for sharing

Bigdog 08-03-2008 01:22 PM

Looks good Larry. Were there cards by each food item telling what it is? I like that. :icon_cool

1_T_Scot 08-03-2008 01:28 PM

That sounds like a great quick thing to make on the smoker. They look awesome.

BBQ Grail 08-03-2008 01:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bigdog (Post 702484)
Looks good Larry. Were there cards by each food item telling what it is? I like that. :icon_cool

Yes, I did that with our logo on them.

It's a little out of focus, but here's what it looked like. Got to give all the credit on how stuff looks to my wife.

http://thebbqgrail.com/wp-content/up...08/08/sign.jpg

thillin 08-03-2008 01:49 PM

May have to try some moink ball

BBQ Grail 08-03-2008 01:51 PM

Since I new the wedding party, I've know the bride since she was 8, I also attended the reception as a guest. Others were responsible for putting the food out.

It was a blast to watch people try to figure out what a "Moink" was. I did explain a couple of times in hopes of getting some more gigs.

Alexa RnQ 08-03-2008 01:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trp1fox (Post 702434)
How did I go so long without one? I had to control myself from ordering another on last night.

Go with the feeling! We're pretty partial to the multiple-WSM setup.

N8man 08-03-2008 02:08 PM

Good Looking Spread...I know the Guests enjoyed!!!

Bigdog 08-03-2008 02:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by trp1fox (Post 702510)
Since I new the wedding party, I've know the bride since she was 8, I also attended the reception as a guest. Others were responsible for putting the food out.

It was a blast to watch people try to figure out what a "Moink" was. I did explain a couple of times in hopes of getting some more gigs.

For a regular gig, I recommend putting a short explanation, ie: Beef wrapped in Bacon.

txschutte 08-03-2008 03:08 PM

Congrats on a job well done. Gotta get a WSM.

jt 08-05-2008 10:26 AM

Almost everything is better with bacon. I like the name: Moink balls. Has a nice ring to it.

crome 08-05-2008 10:42 AM

Awesome looking spread!!

milehigh 08-05-2008 11:27 AM

Quote:

I'm pretty much hooked on this catering thing.
Larry the Cater Guy "Gitter Done":-D:-D

Paul


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