1. BenM

    My "I Had Nothing To Do" BBQ Sauce Recipe

    As the name indicates, I was sitting around the house, bored, with nothing to do, so I decided to experiment and make a BBQ sauce. I have to be totally honest here, this is probably the best sauce I have ever made in my life. It goes great on pork and chicken. It is not the typical heavy, thick...
  2. BenM

    Apricot BBQ Sauce

    Good morning all. Here is the recipe for my apricot bbq sauce 6 ounces of apricot preserves (MUST be preserves) 1 cup of ketchup 1/2 can of root beer soda (amount is based upon how thick/thin you want the sauce to be) 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest 2 tablespoons lemon juice 2 tablespoons...
  3. Grant Cunningham

    Cider-Brined Pork Chops: Raichlen hits another one out of the park

    Tried his recipe for Cider-Brined Pork Chops tonight, and it was OUTSTANDING. Used maple for the smoking wood; love that taste, smokey but light and clean. Sorry for no pics, but I was so busy gnawing the bones clean I forgot! Here's the recipe...
  4. M

    Bacon on 22.5" WSM w/ Cajun Bandit Door/ Ring and Signals/Bellows

    So I got bored over the holidays and decided to make some bacon using my WSM. This is not my first time making bacon, but I did scale things up as people are always asking to buy some. So I intend to sell ~20/30 lb or 2/3 of the Pork Bellies that I smoked. I used the method outlined at...
  5. Ryan.M

    Pork Butt - SugarFree Rub

    Hey All - I am trying to cut down on sugar and wanted to try a rub that had no sugar. Can i use the SPOG Rub? (Salt/Pepper/Onion/Garlic) . Is it good just that simple? Or are there some that may be better? I would like to keep it simple.
  6. M Craw

    Local grocery store ad: Pork Temple Cutlets (?)

    I got the local grocery stores weekly add in an email this morning and they have "pork temple cutlet" in there for $2.99/lb. I had to Google them to see exactly what they are, and not surprisingly they are a part of the "jowl/shoulder" cut and are supposedly pretty good(?). Anyone have any...
  7. I

    First pork butt - wish me luck

    Fired up my 18.5 WSM tonight for the first time tonight, 2 boneless pork butt totalling 15lbs. Also bought a Thermopro duel thermostat to help me keep track of temps through the night. A few notes - Meat: Costco Boneless Pork Shoulder (Swift I think) all natural. Did a yellow Mustard coat and...
  8. Michael C.

    Pork tenderloin

    Coworker was travel up to central California, on the way back, he stopped by this small little place called Mansmith gourmet shop and gave me one of their rubs. I rubbed the pork tenderloin with EVOO, the rub and let it sit in the fridge for a couple of hrs. Grilled it directly over coals, kept...
  9. A

    First Smoked Pork Butt... Whatcha think??

    Hey Guys, I decided that it was time to get in on some of this pork butt action so here is my first attempt at smoking one on the good ole WSM 22 aka Nadie! I smoked at a temp of about 265 for the duration of the cook. Butt was placed on at 7:45am EST and removed at 1:30pm. [/URL] This was her...
  10. M

    2 Butts?

    In a few weeks I'm going to be smoking 2 pork butts to make pulled pork for company. I'm thinking two 8-10 lb butts. I've never smoked 'em before, so I want to make sure there's room for both in the smoker. One on top and one on the bottom? Do I need to adjust cooking time? Any help is much...
  11. K

    Kenosha WI, WSM 22 First smoke

    Hello all. New to smoking and have the 22.5" WSM Smoker and an aging Genesis Grill w/ side burner. I'm looking to learn whatever I can and get into a local group of backyard bbq/smokers in the area. Any suggestions? Today I started the smoker with lump charcoal. Maybe 5lbs or so. I...
  12. Dave from Denver

    Double Pork Butt Weekend

    Hey guys, picked up a 16 lb 2 pack at Restaurant depot ($2.06/lb). But I've got a freezer full of pulled pork. What to do what to do... Pork butts Thanks to what I learned from J Biesinger's thread "breaking down a pork butt" I cut the two fat caps off for "mock belly" bacon. I had plans...
  13. JSchlegelmilch

    Pork Tenderloin - Throwdown Submission

    Hey, I thought I would post some of the photos of my submission here too.... I went with some classic New England flavors. As it turns out, pork tenderloin is on sale this week near me! Here is the star of the show: And the supporting cast: The steak seasoning is salt, pepper, garlic...
  14. N

    Tacos al pastor

    Wanted to try tacos al pastor, because I really like them. I started with a 2 1/2lb pork shoulder and sliced it into 1/4inch thick pieces. Then I made a marinade that I got online, guallio chiles, achiote paste, pineapple juice, cumin, vinegar, salt, pepper, oregano, garlic. All blended together...
  15. B

    How much pork should I smoke

    I am hosting a party of 25 people. 11 are men and 14 are women. I am planning on smoking at least two butts and some racks of ribs. I am not sure how many butts I should smoke. Two for sure. We will have other fixins too. Any thoughts on how much a 15 lb butt will feed? Thank you!
  16. Eric Aarseth

    Kalua Pork Smoker Style

    Tomorrow morning I'm going to make kalua pork for the first time. If you Google "kalua" pork (as opposed to Kahlua, that tasty coffee liqueur) you will get many recipes that call for cooking a whole pig in an "imu" (earthen pit - Hawaiian style) or in a slow-cooker or oven. That VAST majority...
  17. B

    Apple sauce injection?

    Has anyone here every tried doing an apple sauce based injection in their pork butts? I am doing two butts for Labor Day and while I am always looking to try something different, I am hosting my soon to be in laws and well.... I'd like to really knock this one out of the park. Thoughts...