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martyleach
11-23-2011, 09:45 PM
I am still excited. I just love to get a good deal! Thanks again to the Brethren for helping me get this brand new 18.5" WSM for a song.

So, I decided a Fattie was in order to give the WSM a nice smell and grease coat.

So, I got out the weed burner and roasted the skins on several Pasilla peppers and Jalapenos. The I cleaned up the peppers and sliced 'em up.

I layed out a bacon weave on a piece of butcher paper.
I then flattened a Jimmy Dean (hot) roll in a zip loc bag. When really flat and filling the bag, I cut the bag off and lay it on top of the bacon weave.

Then I threw in the peppers and gave a liberal layer of grated sharp cheddar. Then I rolled it up and trussed it like a turkey.....just for the heck of it.

Oh, also gave it a big sprinking of John Henry's Maple Sugar Rub
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Fattie%20on%20the%20WSM/Preppedonthecounter.jpg

The WSM is putting out sweet blue smoke so it is time.
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Fattie%20on%20the%20WSM/WSMandotherBBQs.jpg

Time to pull it!
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Fattie%20on%20the%20WSM/pulltemp.jpg

The money shot!
http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa430/martyleach/Fattie%20on%20the%20WSM/Firstslice.jpg

I've had to cut way back on my meats (cholesterol issues) so my neighbors love me. I had one piece and it was delicious. This was the first time I didn't have a blow out, i.e. cheese all over the place.

I have to say that the WSM is maybe even better than I expected. The convection was great with uniform heating and rock solid temp stability. Maybe it was the 3 shovel loads of sand that I put it the water pan...

Thanks for looking.

Boshizzle
11-23-2011, 09:47 PM
You lucky donkey! Congrats on that WSM. Great looking fatty too.

morgaj1
11-23-2011, 10:41 PM
That looks really good. I will have to try that fatty recipe.

Harbormaster
11-23-2011, 10:48 PM
No custom Marty Leach handle on that WSM? WTH!?

Good looking fattie and a fitting first cook.

I'll be doing fatties and ABTs on one of my 'beater' WSMs tomorrow.

The Cosmic Pig
11-23-2011, 10:52 PM
Beautiful, Marty! Santa's supposed to leave an 18.5 under my Christmas tree this year, and I look forward to doing exactly what you did here! You sure know how to make a man hungry, too! Thanks for the beautiful pron, brother! :thumb:

Igotgas
11-23-2011, 11:39 PM
Congrats on the awesome score Marty. Nothing is as good as a screaming deal. Beautiful fatty too. Have a great turkey day:thumb:

Durzil
11-24-2011, 01:14 AM
Congrats! They didn't have one of those in the whole state of Oregon :( Nice looking fatty too!

NorthwestBBQ
11-24-2011, 02:08 AM
Amazing pics and fatty, Marty. :thumb:

buccaneer
11-24-2011, 03:32 AM
Amazing pics and fatty, Marty. :thumb:
What he said Marty!
That is gorgeous mate!!:thumb:

Phubar
11-24-2011, 03:46 AM
I'm kinda lost on the handle too!:wink:

buccaneer
11-24-2011, 04:10 AM
I'm kinda lost on the handle too!:wink:
Geez fella's he only just got it outta the box and trialled it....you can't put the handles on till it proves worthy!:wink::-D

SmokinAussie
11-24-2011, 04:15 AM
I'd be jealous Marty, but I got a 22.5WSM with YOUR handles on it!:thumb:

That fatty though is pretty gooooood!

Cheers!

Bill

BigBobBQ
11-24-2011, 08:25 AM
I can't wait to get one of mine out of the box and do the initial burn in with a nice fatty.

BBQ Bacon
11-24-2011, 09:00 AM
Great I'm drooling all over myself. Looks yummy!

Midnight Smoke
11-24-2011, 09:13 AM
Looks Great! I feel I need a WSM in my arsenal!

BBQ Bandit
11-24-2011, 09:22 AM
Geez fella's he only just got it outta the box and trialled it....you can't put the handles on till it proves worthy!:wink::-D

No custom Marty Leach handle on that WSM? WTH!?

Good looking fattie and a fitting first cook.

I'll be doing fatties and ABTs on one of my 'beater' WSMs tomorrow.

The naming ceremony didn't happen, yet.

Old Smoke
11-24-2011, 09:41 AM
Good Job Marty
I'll be down for leftovers....:-P