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Frales
06-06-2017, 07:49 PM
Hey everyone a friend of mine gave me some bourbon barrel staves for grilling and it took 50 minutes or so longer to finish the salmon running 275 degrees. I tested temps with my maverick so know it was correct. I soaked the stave 20 minutes and got the grill ready and put the salmon on with a half hour of daylight left and finished in the dark. I used stubbs and a piece of apple chunk. At that temp it's usually ready in 25//30 minutes but couldn't get it to flake for over an hour and a half. I was personally happy since I got to have an extra beverage and sit by the grill longer but does anyone know if this is normal for cooking on a stave? The flavor was awesome btw.

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Frales
06-06-2017, 07:53 PM
Did I screw the pics up? I can't see them

cowgirl
06-06-2017, 07:56 PM
Copy and paste the "img" url here.
I love salmon, sounds delicious!

Frales
06-06-2017, 08:01 PM
Thanks coming right up.

Frales
06-06-2017, 08:04 PM
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The salmon wasn't ready in this pick but you get the point..

Norm
06-06-2017, 08:26 PM
You didn't screw up, the wood you used is white oak. A bit more difficult to cook with because it just takes more time to come up to temp.

Nice score too!

Frales
06-06-2017, 08:32 PM
Thanks Norm I had no idea. My friend who gave them to me finally texted back and said I didn't need to soak them either when using indirect.

cowgirl
06-06-2017, 08:35 PM
Looks great! I like the looks of your grill too.

Frales
06-06-2017, 08:39 PM
Thanks I really like it. I hadn't cooked on charcoal for 25 years and started missing it all the sudden one day and now I haven't used my pellet poppers for 6 months. I'm sure I'll use them when I have more time for low and slow.

KevinJ
06-06-2017, 08:45 PM
Looks great, like your PK looks like an awesome cooker.

Frales
06-06-2017, 08:48 PM
Fwiw I do think the extended cook time helped the salmon take in extra smoke and bourbon flavor.

Frales
06-06-2017, 08:51 PM
Looks great, like your PK looks like an awesome cooker.

Thanks I'm happy with it and now I can cook if there are power outages which happens where I live because big old trees and above ground electricity.

Frales
06-06-2017, 09:16 PM
Looks great! I like the looks of your grill too.

Umm cowgirl your blogspot rocks I'm pretty much speechless :shock:

MisterChrister
06-07-2017, 09:48 AM
Fwiw I do think the extended cook time helped the chef take in extra smoke and bourbon.

Fixed that for ya. Looks great!

THoey1963
06-07-2017, 11:10 AM
If I was going to try to use those to add flavor, I might cut them into small chunks, and toss a couple onto the lit coals...

cowgirl
06-07-2017, 01:25 PM
Umm cowgirl your blogspot rocks I'm pretty much speechless :shock:

Thank you! :-D

Frales
06-07-2017, 03:09 PM
Fixed that for ya. Looks great!

To funny and yes I did enjoy the extra beverage!

Frales
06-07-2017, 03:14 PM
If I was going to try to use those to add flavor, I might cut them into small chunks, and toss a couple onto the lit coals...

I was thinking the same or even doing both. I'll check with my friend since he is selling the commercially he probably has feedback from users.