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VA-Dave
03-31-2013, 09:22 PM
Greetings Brethren,

As some of you know, I have been waiting to score a Brisket for the christening of my new WSM, 22.5. I have been unsuccessful in doing so. All Wally world and Sam's has had, has been flats and I'm holding out for a packer. This area is not conducive to BBQ, so I will probably end up ordering online from BPS.

In any event, I decided to smoke our Easter ham on it today. I've had it for 9 days, and I just can't wait any longer.

Shiny new grates:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter1_zps24b8de44.jpg

Royal Oak:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter2_zpsc8acf322.jpg

Minion method:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter3_zps409270db.jpg

Water pan foiled, and I added a drip pan:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter4_zpsfbfe593f.jpg

13 lb. ham, bone in, no coating, glaze or rub. We use most of the ham for other meals, and any sweet glaze just doesn't fit with things like ham and scalloped potatoes, etc.

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter7_zpsaae8c760.jpg

This is what we call Hot Mac & Cheese. Simple, but very flavorful. Made with medium shells:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter16_zps57e8598f.jpg

Add cottage cheese:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter17_zps1bcbd558.jpg

Add diced petite tomatoes:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter18_zps905528cb.jpg

Add red pepper flakes, salt, pepper and mozzarella and keep layering until you reach the top:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter19_zps16077859.jpg

Add the cheese sauce, which is a Roux of butter, evaporated milk and seriously sharp cheddar:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter20_zps31bf3831.jpg

Top off with mozzarella and throw in the oven:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter21_zpsc5d6e748.jpg

I have to be able to cook dessert on my Weber's as well as anything else, so I opted for Apple crisp. I walked out back and picked 2 bags off Granny Smith's sour apples...:wink:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter8_zps8255574b.jpg

Sliced and peeled:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter10_zps77938c35.jpg

Covered with white sugar, flour, cinnamon and nutmeg:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter11_zps255a227f.jpg

Made the "crisp" with brown sugar, flour, quick oats and butter and crumbled on top:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter12_zps576d442c.jpg

Placed on the OTG for 45 minutes:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter14_zps0b885ac6.jpg

Ham and Apple Crisp cooking in harmony. The drum is for my new UDS. I have never seen one without ribs. I think she's sexy....:grin:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter13_zps975cb3ea.jpg

Spectacular Crisp:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter15_zps291e1bb2.jpg

Pulled the ham at an IT of 140:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter22_zps52a59a30.jpg

Quickly threw some carrots on the stove with butter and pepper and here are the players:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter24_zps3207c3d1.jpg

Mac & Cheese out of the oven:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter23_zpsc51cb8cf.jpg

Plated pic 1:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter25_zpsa027f29b.jpg

Plated pic 2:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter26_zps4a030998.jpg

Dessert with vanilla ice cream:

http://i1354.photobucket.com/albums/q688/debennettjr/Easter%202013/Easter27_zps66eb402f.jpg

I am so tired I can barely type, but I wanted to wish a Happy Easter to all of you and your families.

Dave

HankB
03-31-2013, 09:26 PM
Looks like a great way to break in the new grill. :hungry:

Good luck finding a decent brisket!

Budman1
03-31-2013, 09:33 PM
Nice looking dinner!

Gore
03-31-2013, 09:37 PM
Wow! That is sure purty!

boogiesnap
03-31-2013, 09:41 PM
very nice! glad you typed.

VA-Dave
03-31-2013, 09:50 PM
I don't want to bore you guy's, but one thing I found interesting was the slight char in the center of the Apple Crisp. I did it indirect with heat on both sides and yet the center charred. That tell's me that the convective heat from each side rolled in the center and charred the crisp. It was delicious and an experiment.

:grin:

Dave

Titch
03-31-2013, 09:52 PM
Wow,what a meal,must try that Apple dish

ssv3
03-31-2013, 09:53 PM
As stuffed as I am now please pass me some of that ham and Mac n cheese. :hungry:

leanza
03-31-2013, 10:27 PM
That was one awesome looking Easter feast. Thanks for posting the pictures.

buccaneer
03-31-2013, 10:41 PM
Great tucker!

BobM
03-31-2013, 10:47 PM
Wow, that is a great looking cook and nice pics.
Thanks for sharing! :clap:

VA-Dave
03-31-2013, 10:49 PM
OK, I'll ask, what is a "Tucker" my friend?

You taught me a "Chook" is a chicken (I actually prefer Chook) so is a "Tucker" a ham?

Dave

VA-Dave
03-31-2013, 10:52 PM
Wow, that is a great looking cook and nice pics.
Thanks for sharing! :clap:

Bob - I see your posts over at TVWBB and enjoy them all. I'm not a member there, but I like to see the pics.

Thanks for looking.

Dave

LittleHill Smoke
03-31-2013, 11:14 PM
Yep' thats a fine looking Easter dinner.:thumb:

CharredApron
03-31-2013, 11:26 PM
*"I really do, appreciate the fact, that your sitting here"! Thanks for persevering and toughing it out to post your pics. Your cook looks great and I know where you're at. Have a drink on me! Happy Easter. Send leftover Mac-N-Cheese to my fax at 555-OI812
* Jimmy Buffett

westy
04-01-2013, 03:09 AM
Good stuff all the way around. Love the apple crisp.

chriscw81
04-01-2013, 06:39 AM
well done, dave!!

Phubar
04-01-2013, 07:59 AM
Pretty looking dinner!

VA-Dave
04-01-2013, 05:50 PM
Can anyone tell me why there are 2 holes in the lip of my water pan?

It doesn't seem like they attach to anything.

Dave

HankB
04-01-2013, 05:57 PM
Can anyone tell me why there are 2 holes in the lip of my water pan?
During manufacturing they hang the water pan from a hook as it goes through various washes and apply and bake the porcelain enamel.

VA-Dave
04-01-2013, 06:04 PM
Thank you Hank.

I didn't notice them when I was wrapping the pan, but while unwrapping I was looking everywhere for a place to fasten them to.

Dave