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Smoking Meats
« on: July 01, 2014, 10:39:30 AM »
So I got inspired at the Long Island kosher bbq competition and bought myself a charcoal kettle grill to start learning how to smoke meats. Anyone have any tip and tricks to share?
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2014, 10:51:57 AM »
  I guess I can start off with my first experience.
 I bought a 2 pound "mini-brisket" which probably wasn't actually a brisket (no fat cap) I started the coals going in a coal chimney filled 3/4 the way up. I should have started this process earlier because that shot the temperature of the grill to about 450 and it took a good 45 minutes to bring it down to 250. I put some hickory chips to get a nice smoke. Another mistake I made was not soaking the chips so they caught fire and raised the temperature again. I didn’t marinade the meat because I wanted the rub flavor to come through without competing. After a few hours I hit the “stall”.” I thought I can push through it but after a couple of more hours of no temperature rise, I gave in and wrapped the meat. That brought the temp up to 180 pretty quickly. Overall the meat tasted awesome, with a nice smoke ring, but it was a little more tough, probably because I should have wrapped it right when I hit the stall at 140.
Overall not a bad first experience. A lot of little lessons learned.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2014, 09:25:16 AM »
I went to a tzedakka event that hosted the "Wandering-Qs" (formerly Hakadosh-BBQ) and they are awesome!

Perfectly smoked brisket, pulled brisket sliders, smoked turkey legs, etc...Amazing!
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2014, 09:48:36 AM »
@ushdadude are only you able to post in this thread or other people as well? :D
ETA: I guess other people as well ;)

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2014, 09:52:21 AM »

I went to a tzedakka event that hosted the "Wandering-Qs" (formerly Hakadosh-BBQ) and they are awesome!

Perfectly smoked brisket, pulled brisket sliders, smoked turkey legs, etc...Amazing!
Was that at Fleishfest? I really wanted to make It there but was traveling yesterday.

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2014, 10:04:58 AM »
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2014, 10:12:30 AM »
@ushdadude are only you able to post in this thread or other people as well? :D
ETA: I guess other people as well ;)

LOL...i wish other people would chime

Was that at Fleishfest? I really wanted to make It there but was traveling yesterday.

It was. Not a fan of the name of the event but the organization they were collecting for is top notch.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2014, 10:17:54 AM »


It was. Not a fan of the name of the event but the organization they were collecting for is top notch.
  Yeah I've been connected with them for a long time now,they are amazing.  What's your beef with the name?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2014, 10:29:05 AM »
  Yeah I've been connected with them for a long time now,they are amazing.  What's your beef with the name?

no pun intended? :P

Just not my taste. I'm not a chinyuk but to me the name promotes pure indulgences.  Rabbi Feitman even made a joke against it when he got up to speak.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #9 on: August 07, 2014, 11:08:03 AM »
I went to a tzedakka event that hosted the "Wandering-Qs" (formerly Hakadosh-BBQ) and they are awesome!

Perfectly smoked brisket, pulled brisket sliders, smoked turkey legs, etc...Amazing!
Too bad they had to change their name Hakadosh-bbq is great

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2014, 11:26:58 AM »
Too bad they had to change their name Hakadosh-bbq is great
why did they have to change it?

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #11 on: August 07, 2014, 11:28:25 AM »
why did they have to change it?

I heard people were complaining to the Star-K. Not sure though.
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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #12 on: August 07, 2014, 11:32:09 AM »
I heard people were complaining to the Star-K. Not sure though.
I heard the same

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #13 on: August 07, 2014, 11:52:37 AM »
Too bad they had to change their name Hakadosh-bbq is great
well, it is kinda disrespectful

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Re: Smoking Meats
« Reply #14 on: August 07, 2014, 02:44:33 PM »
Back to the matter at hand,  anyone else smoke meat?
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