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12-12-2015, 11:51 AM
Got inspired after reading a couple threads on beef shank so I'm doing some beef shank tacos today! Chicken too. Going to make some flour tortillas as well. Wife is making her amazing refritos and mexi-rice



Usually do KBB in the WSM. Switching to RO to see how that goes


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12-12-2015, 12:12 PM
Good looking start. You will notice a big difference in the performance of your WSM by switching to the lump. Lump runs quite a bit hotter and produces much less undesirable smoke when you first fire it up.

12-12-2015, 12:18 PM
yeah, i did notice right away the smoke was much lighter. can't wait to see how this comes out. you think i'll have to add more RO sooner than later? the KBB is pretty consistent which is its best benefit

12-12-2015, 01:20 PM
How did you season/marinade the shank?

12-12-2015, 01:27 PM
Full basket of lump should be fine for the cook if you're under 275F, at 300F you might need to add more. Looks like good eating

And home made tortillas, oh man, haven't had those in decades

12-12-2015, 04:08 PM
i like the color so time to wrap it

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12-12-2015, 04:10 PM

12-12-2015, 04:10 PM
RougeJim, i used equal parts salt, pepper, chili powder, cumin. Made a olive oil, cilantro, garlic paste and rubbed it down. put the spice rub on on top of that. Let it sit since about 5PM last night.

12-13-2015, 07:56 AM
turned out pretty good. Not as shredable as I had hoped. I probably should have put it in a pan, added beef broth and covered it to braise it for a while. Still have a good chunk of it left to try that with.

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12-14-2015, 11:04 AM
Looks great!!