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Old 08-23-2010, 07:30 PM   #1
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So a few years ago I made a big BBQ smoker out of an old oil tank. Over the years there have been many modifications but I have it pretty much where I want it now. My buddy Drunken copied my design and now we have two (actually three, one needs some surgery and is OOC at the moment.) We call my original BBQ Bertha and the others are B2 and B3 respectively.

So this past Saturday we traveled out to West Stockbridge, Ma, at the far western end of the Mass Turnpike to cook two small pigs for a friends hillbilly wedding. We could have done one larger pig but ended up doing two small ones due to a lack of availability of a larger one.

We drove out the night before and punished our livers while sitting around a big bonfire. Then, slightly hungover, we got up early Saturday morning and started the fires.



Our latest refinements on the smokers is additional ventilation for the fireboxes. Makes all the difference when you can damper down the fire if the heat gets too high or open it up if the cooking chamber gets too cool.



Next time we need to put the two Bertha's a smidge closer to each other so you can step from one to the next, would have been much simpler.



And on goes piggy #1.

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Old 08-23-2010, 07:56 PM   #2
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Since we had the pigs on the fire by 7 there was really nothing to do till afternoon except tend the fire, make the BBQ sauce, bake the baked beans, make the cole slaw, potato salad, garden salad, etc. And lunch for ourselves. You need to make lunch of yourself, so to that end I had prepared a 'Big Fatty' the day before.

Two pounds of ground pork spread out on some Saran Wrap.



A couple of frozen hash brown potato patties.



Some corn and some roasted red peppers go on next.



Then I put on some Pepper Jack cheese and some Mango Chutney.



The whole mess gets wrapped up so that you have a sausage burrito, with all of the good stuff inside the sausage, then you make it all exponentially better by wrapping the whole thing in bacon.




Unfortunately, I neglected to take a picture of the Fatty coming out of the smoker but use your imagination, it was everything you can dream of and more. So much more. We smoked it at 225*F for about two hours and it was perfect.

We also made some snackage for while we were waiting. We could have had an apple or some carrots or maybe some celery sticks but c'mon, an apple? Cellery? I don't think so. Ladies and Gentlemen, let me introduce the "Atomic Buffalo Turd."

Some jalepeno peppers, cut in half, deveined, seeded and some cream cheese.



Fill the peppers up with the cream cheese, then the next step is to take some linguica and cut it so that you have a good size stick and lay that on the cream cheese.



Wrap those bad boys up with a rasher of bacon and you are done prepping. Into the smoker they go and don't open the door for an hour or so.

When your hour is up this is what you have.





That is some word class snackage right there, folks. The peppers aren't too hot because you've deveined and seeded them. All you get is some hot, sweet pepper goodness with the hot cream cheese, linguica and bacon working together to bring a little bit of heaven to your mouth.

Meanwhile, back to the hawgs.

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Here are the Two Bubba's tending to the sauce.



Two pots of BBQ sauce, one a tomato based red sauce and the other a cider, cider vinegar and mustard base, cooked right on the firebox.



We still have a few hours to go, which is good cause now we can enjoy lunch.



The first piggy was ready it's time to get to work. Off the fire and commence to chopping. We made sure to get rid of the head before the bridal party showed up.



Chopped Q, with our secret rub and some apple cider mixed in. It got covered with aluminum foil and kept warm in the smoker till serving time.



The Pig is Pork! Come n' get it!!!





"Two Bubbas BBQ." Coming soon to a party near you.



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This all sounds and looks amazing.

That "Big Fatty" is a ridiculously awesome idea. Great flavor combinations.

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I've decided I'm going to get divorced, just so I can then get re-married and have you two cook the food for the reception.

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Nice write-up, Paul. Now I'm hungry!! I also like the way you presented your hog...wait...er..um...that didn't come out quite right!

That apple is also much better in the pigs mouth than yours, especially when there's "Atomic Buffalo Turds" on the menu! I'm going to have to try those.

Thanks for sharing!

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Show this thread to the_wife and you might get your wish.

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Totally in a platonic way, of course.

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Of course. I've got a bit of a man crush on the Atomic Buffalo Turds myself. It's just not right to feel this way about some food but damn, it feels so good!



C'mon, tell the truth. The above picture speaks to you in a way that few other things do.

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