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Pork Shoulders and Brisket Flat w/QView

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Post Sun Jun 14, 2009 6:34 pm

Posts: 12
Location: Old Bridge, NJ

Hey all,
Did my first long cook on the ProQ Excel 20 a few weeks ago.

Charcoal ring filled with lump, chunks of Cherry and Oak and whiskey chips.
Tried a new method with the coals this time.
Lit 20 coals in chimney, then once they were ready, dumped into center of ring and removed coffee can.

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Prepared a pork shoulder picnic with Bad Byrons and injected it with a pear nectar mixture. Rubbed the boston butt down with Dizzy Dust and injected it with an Apple juice mixture.

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Slathered and rubbed the 5 lb brisket flat with Blues Hog/Black Barts combo rub and, since there was very little fat on it, covered with a sheet of pork fatback.
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Everybody in the smoker! Brisky on the bottom.
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Temps fluctuated a bit, but I am still learning this baby.
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Brisket ready! I couldn't wait to taste it.
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More Brisket pics:
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Placed the shoulder and butt in pans and foiled around 165.
Spritzed with apple and pear juices and back into smoker.

Finished products:

Shoulder:
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Boston Butt:
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They were then wrapped in foil, thrown in a cooler with a bunch of towels and crumpled newpaper and pulled and served 4 hours later at a Church BBQ breakfast. (gotta see if anyone took pics that morning)

This was a lot of fun.
I cant wait to smoke the other half of the butt next week!

Hope you enjoyed the QView!

Holy Smokes aka Kevin
ECB Sportsman
Brinkman Square Vertical
ProQ Excel 20 with Stacker

Post Sun Jun 14, 2009 7:36 pm
DropaStone medium-well
medium-well

Posts: 230
Location: South Bend, IN
Wow all that food looks incredible. Good job on your cook. I just got done having brined smoked chicken halves. They were the BOMB but I'd rather have what was on your table.
Smokem if you got'em
CG PRO W/SFB
MasterBuilt Gas Smoker
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Post Sun Jun 14, 2009 11:09 pm

Posts: 12
Location: Old Bridge, NJ

DropaStone wrote:
Wow all that food looks incredible. Good job on your cook. I just got done having brined smoked chicken halves. They were the BOMB but I'd rather have what was on your table.


Thanks Dropa,
Although that chicken sounds good!
Take any pics?

Holy Smokes, AKA Kevin
ECB Sportsman
Brinkman Square Vertical
ProQ Excel 20 with Stacker

Post Mon Jun 15, 2009 7:59 am
Northwoods Smoke well done
well done

Posts: 420
Looks great! Nice job. How long have you had your ProQ? Where did you buy it from?
Pro Excel 20
Weber One Touch Gold
Char Griller 3001 Grillin' Pro
Original, Lightning Fast, Back-in-Black, Thermapen

Post Mon Jun 15, 2009 10:31 am

Posts: 12
Location: Old Bridge, NJ

Northwoods Smoke wrote:
Looks great! Nice job. How long have you had your ProQ? Where did you buy it from?


Thanks Northwoods. I bought the ProQ in March from Fred's Music and BBQ.
I got a sweet deal on a display model ($199) and stacker ($89).
I actually drove 2 hours to visit the store.
It was really worth the trip as I attended a Brisket Cooking class there on that day too.
For $40, Fred taught you how to prepare a packer cut brisket and you get to:

a) eat a brisket lunch that was cooked by Fred overnight
b) take home a CAB packer cut brisket of your own

I highly recommend Freds.

Holy Smokes, AKA Kevin
ECB Sportsman
Brinkman Square Vertical
ProQ Excel 20 with Stacker


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