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Old 10-08-2009, 03:57 PM   #1
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Default Can't decide... Brisket, Butt, Ribs, or Chicken...

Doing some smoking for the little one's first birthday this weekend. For about 20 adults and a handfull of kids.

I really wanted to do Brisket. Then I started worrying about not everyone coming may want beef. So maybe a combo of Brisket and Chicken.

Then I thought, you know. It will be a pain in the butt to do both Brisket and Chicken, so maybe I will do pork. Boston Butt is easy. Cheap. Makes a ton and can feed 20 + kids pretty easy.

Then I thought again... I make some darned good ribs if I should say so myself. Maybe I should do ribs instead? But, my horizontal is small (~500 sqin) and I'm not sure I can get enough ribs on there, and I don't like doing ribs on my vertical propane smoker. Most I've done at one time on my horizontal is 6 whole racks of ribs.

Then I go back to maybe doing Ribs and Chicken. Then I'm doing two things again.

I really wish I could make up my mind on what I want to cook. I need to go pick up my meat tonight so I can prep it and possibly start cooking tomorrow for Saturday's lunch.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:00 PM   #2
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Whenever I can't decide I just do a little of everything...

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Old 10-08-2009, 04:02 PM   #3
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Ribs for 20 adults can get pricey. I'd do 2 butts or a butt and a brisket.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:04 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:05 PM   #5
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Ribs get expensive. Butts and Briskets are the way to go.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:30 PM   #6
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I'd just get a buncha chicken leg/thighs and some sausage, brats, andouille, polish, maybe a variety.. About the same size as the chicken and ought to please everybody. Should cook in the same amount of time.
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:34 PM   #7
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I'd say go for can spend your time at the party talkin about what you cooked and fielding compliments...
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:50 PM   #8
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Chicken for the little kids and a butt or two for the big kids...
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Old 10-08-2009, 04:52 PM   #9
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Butt and a Brisket and then you can spend some time with some MOINK balls and ABTs to make everyone happy.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:17 PM   #10
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can't mess up a butt, I've had chewy brisket though.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:42 PM   #11
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I've been doing chicken legs for the kids and leg quarters for the adults - easy!
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Old 10-08-2009, 06:33 PM   #12
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But are the Kids gonna eat Butt and Brisket, or are you gonna make dogs and burgers for them..
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Old 10-08-2009, 07:43 PM   #13
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Did you think of going all appetizers? Just a bunch of finger foods, ABT's, MOINKS, wings etc...just another option.
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Old 10-08-2009, 09:00 PM   #14
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I have a 13 month old... her party pork sholder- bone-in- I know no picts did not happen- also did hot dogs hambugers on gasser
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:15 PM   #15
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