Turkeys and lamb done, carved, and in the oven; all brisket done, ready to be carved; soda needs to go on ice. General craziness time, so I can’t post more until it’s all over. See you then. ..bruce w..
Overslept last night (despite the iPhone alarm I set) and woke up around 1 am. Not a problem: got the brisket out of the smoker, double-wrapped it, put it in the oven (at 200°) and went to bed. Got up this morning at 6 am. Cleaned out the smoker’s firebox completely; the coals are on [...]
Last batch of brisket has been in smoking since about 3 pm this afternoon; I plan to take it out around 11 pm and put it in the oven. At that point, I’ll let the smoker rest until early tomorrow morning, when I’ll start on the three turkey breasts and the leg of lamb. Sandra [...]
Bit of a short night. I was up until nearly 1 am tending to the brisket, then got up at 4 am to add more coals and move the briskets around a bit, then got up at 6 am to take the briskets out of the smoker. Here they are: I double-wrapped each one in [...]
I’m doing three batches of brisket instead of my usual two. Each batch needs to smoke for ~7 hours, after which it sits in the oven at 180° for 18-24 hours, so the question is: do I start late Thursday night or early Friday morning? Answer: Thursday night. I lit the first batch of coals [...]
Got up this morning while it was still cool and worked on cleaning up the smoker and the grill a bit. Now I have to get some degreaser to clean up the deck where I was cleaning the grills (and, frankly, to finish up portions of the grills). Ran out and did some more shopping; [...]
I am grateful for more than I can express: family, faith, friends, country, health, the opportunities of life, and above all my sweetheart, Sandra. God bless us, everyone. ..bruce w..
OK, I had planned to blog more (and post more photos), but once things got rolling Friday morning, I was pretty much too busy. Here’s how the cooking schedule turned out: Friday, 6 am to 2 pm: smoked 4 briskets, which I then double-wrapped in foil and put into a 180-degree oven (until Saturday afternoon). [...]
Yes, I did get up at 5 am this morning and started up the coals in the smoker’s firebox. The flames were visible at first, and given that our deck can be seen by lots of houses (and a few roads) for quite some distance, I had concerns about the fire department being called. Fortunately, [...]