Lots of cookin on da BDS...Lots o PRON, too!
Again, just doing my part in conserving natural resources such as lump, charcoal and splits, I decided to do most of a weeks cooking today. I put a Tangerien chunk in the bottom of the basket & covered it with briquettes. A couple of Apricot chunks on top of that layer covered by more briquettes and a layer of lump. Fired the BDS Mega up with a full Weber Chimney of lump and when I got to target temp I tossed on a chunk of Pecan.
In a foil pan went a six lb. chuck roast that I had cut in half, covered that with three cups of water and 3 pkgs peppercorn gravy mix, 1/4 cup + or - Todd's Dirt, 1/4 cup dehydrated finely chopped onions and 2 full silverware size tbsps of minced Garlic! Man did this smell good before it ever hit the cooker. I set the pan directly above the fire basket and let the Pecan work it's way into the beef and the two butts I had placed off to the side. After two hours I covered the beef in the pan with foil and put the butts directly over the basket to catch the Apricot and Tangeriene smoke and render fat dripings in the basket for more smoke. The pan went on the top shelf at this point.
After another two hours I put the cut veggies (celery, carrots and taters) in with the roast and covered it again. Leaving everything to cook while I napped for an hour or so. The butt was seasoned with Todd's Bayou Dirt which ended up giving the bark a nice flavor but got lost once the butts were pulled of course...After another 2 hours dinner was ready.
I also made some mild italian suasage meatballs and wrapped them with bacon seasoned with Big Brother Smoke's Simply Marvelous Sweet and Spicy Rub, they came out great. Then I took some spicy italian brats and wrapped them in bacon rubbed with Dizzy Pig's Ragin River rub.
So, we had 1/2 the PanRoast for dinner tonight. Will have some pulled pork tomorrow. The family will have the brats Monday on Hot Dog Buns. Tuesday they can have the rest of the PanRoast and Wednesday is fend for yourself night... Thursday is more pulled pork and I am taking the pork balls to work for the guys with a little pulled pork. All in all a very productive and savory day. I can't wait to see what I come up with next weekend... Thanks for stoppin in, hope you enjoy lookin as much as I did cookin!
Bo Compton in Mesa, AZ, KCBS CBJ
Weber Ranch Kettle, BDS Mega, OTS x 2, Weber Platinum
18.5 WSM w/Stacker from ProQ, 22.5 WSM, Reverse Flow Lang Clone 80 butt capacity mounted on 25 foot trailer with attached awnings
LFSA RED Thermapen,
And 1 2010 Victor brand Hot Dog Cart