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Seasoned UDS, then threw on a fatty

 
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MacEggs
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03 11 9:25 pm    Post subject: Seasoned UDS, then threw on a fatty Reply with quote

It was a beautiful day to season my UDS.
Temperature hit a high of 81℉,
but with humidity, it felt like it was in the 90's.

I put 3 full Weber chimneys of unlit RO lump in the basket.
-way more than what I needed.Confused
Lit 15 briquettes, and spread them on top.


It took about an hour to get up to temp.
After about 1½ hours, it settled in at 275℉.
I played around with the intakes, and it approached 300° a few times.


I thought, why waste all that good heat,
so I decided to do my first ever fatty!
Got all the ingredients together.

There was a misprint on the sausage package. Wink


This was going to be a breakfast fatty,
so I boiled up some eggs.
I used XL eggs - next time I will use small eggs.

I cut up some peppers, onions, one jap,
sautéed all that and added minced garlic.

Did the bacon weave with some rub.


Rolled out the sausage in a Ziploc bag.


Put the eggs on a bamboo skewer for ease of rolling.


Put some cheese around the eggs,
as well as the sautéed mixture.

A third hand would have been helpful,
but my trusty assistant was working.


I did tighten it up with some bamboo skewers before going in smoker.

I also threw on some pork tenderloins for Saturday's supper.

After 5 hours,
the meat went on, and 15-20 minutes later,
the temperature settled right where I wanted it.


I fiddled with the intakes a few times,
just to see what type of control I was dealing with.
I am going to love using this beast!

Decided to have my first beer of the day.


The meat came off after 3 hours.
The pork tenderloins were a bit overdone,
none the less, they were delicious.


Cut into the fatty.



Sunday morning couldn't come fast enough.
Cut up the fatty, on to a fry pan, and into my belly!
It looks like a big mess, but had great flavour.


This was my first fatty, but not my last!

Hope everyone is enjoying there holiday weekend!

Mark
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03 11 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark


Great looking fatty! You can't go wrong with a good breakfast fatty.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 03 11 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on the cooker & cart Mark. I like how you recycled that old bbq cart into you UDS especialy.

Nothin wrong with an overstuffed patty, more surface area to catch smoke.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04 11 2:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beertooth wrote:
Mark


Great looking fatty! You can't go wrong with a good breakfast fatty.

Praise from the "KING" of fatties - thank you Beertooth!!
Also, thanks for putting together a bunch of your threads on newtoque's Fatty thread.

Do you use thick sliced bacon?
I noticed that you don't do a weave, or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
Just some fatty newbie questions. Wink Smile

Hell Fire Grill wrote:
Nice job on the cooker & cart Mark. I like how you recycled that old bbq cart into you UDS especialy.

Nothin wrong with an overstuffed patty, more surface area to catch smoke.

Thanks HFG! I'm glad I added the BBQ cart sides - very functional.
After eating some of the fatty at breakfast,
I think I might start donating to the "Heart & Stroke" fund. Shocked Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04 11 2:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great UDS and a tasty looking breakfast! I like the
continuity between the coffee in the porter , and the
Bailey's in the coffee! whats for lunch, gotta be Kahlua
and something, right? Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04 11 5:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like you had some real good eats that day Mark..

Nice job on the UDS.. You are going to be cranking out the Q now dude. With the size of that charcoal basket I will be interested to see what kind of cook times you can get. Are you using a water pan or heat deflector in that thing or is it straight over coals..?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04 11 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tug wrote:
Great UDS and a tasty looking breakfast! I like the
continuity between the coffee in the porter , and the
Bailey's in the coffee! whats for lunch, gotta be Kahlua
and something, right? Laughing

Thanks Tug!
I'm trying to be a good boy when it comes to drinking too much.
However there is no fun in that. Laughing Wink
roxy wrote:
Looks like you had some real good eats that day Mark..

Nice job on the UDS.. You are going to be cranking out the Q now dude. With the size of that charcoal basket I will be interested to see what kind of cook times you can get. Are you using a water pan or heat deflector in that thing or is it straight over coals..?

Thanks Roxy. I put way too much charcoal in that basket!
I could have easily cooked for another 6-8 hours.
I shut everything down, and the temperature fell at a nice quick pace. Smile
I might make a smaller basket / insert for shorter cooks.
No water pan, or heat deflector, just straight over the coals. Cool

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends, relatives, ringers, everyone, in your great nation!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04 11 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs wrote:

Do you use thick sliced bacon?
I noticed that you don't do a weave, or are my eyes playing tricks on me?
Just some fatty newbie questions. Wink Smile


I don't like to use thick sliced. It just never gets "done" enough for me.

As for the weave, I have never tried it. I guess I'm a creature of habit. I like the way it looks just wrapped.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 04 11 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, fine lookin chow and love the UDS cart, nice job! Enjoy your day!

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05 11 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

MacEggs wrote:
Tug wrote:
Great UDS and a tasty looking breakfast! I like the
continuity between the coffee in the porter , and the
Bailey's in the coffee! whats for lunch, gotta be Kahlua
and something, right? Laughing

Thanks Tug!
I'm trying to be a good boy when it comes to drinking too much.
However there is no fun in that. Laughing Wink
roxy wrote:
Looks like you had some real good eats that day Mark..

Nice job on the UDS.. You are going to be cranking out the Q now dude. With the size of that charcoal basket I will be interested to see what kind of cook times you can get. Are you using a water pan or heat deflector in that thing or is it straight over coals..?

Thanks Roxy. I put way too much charcoal in that basket!
I could have easily cooked for another 6-8 hours.
I shut everything down, and the temperature fell at a nice quick pace. Smile
I might make a smaller basket / insert for shorter cooks.
No water pan, or heat deflector, just straight over the coals. Cool

Happy 4th of July to all my American friends, relatives, ringers, everyone, in your great nation!


Mark:

I wouldnt bother with another basket, just figure out how much to use for the length of cook.. For the long cooks like butt and brisket I think you will need a deflector of some sort or you will end up with more than just bark on the bottom of the meat. A large stainless mixing bowl would do the trick and can double for a water pan if you want to have some moisture in the cooker like a WSM/ProBBQ style cooker.

Don't mean to be telling you what to do with "your" cooker, just offering a tip or two my friend.

Just my 2 cents worth.. YMMV.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 05 11 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beertooth wrote:
I don't like to use thick sliced. It just never gets "done" enough for me.

As for the weave, I have never tried it. I guess I'm a creature of habit. I like the way it looks just wrapped.

Thanks Beertooth! I agree with the "done" part.
Thin is in. Will give the "no weave" a try sometime.

jeepdad wrote:
Mark, fine lookin chow and love the UDS cart, nice job! Enjoy your day!

--jeepdad

Thanks jeepdad! I think my modded ECB might get jealous Wink Confused

roxy wrote:
Mark:

I wouldnt bother with another basket, just figure out how much to use for the length of cook.. For the long cooks like butt and brisket I think you will need a deflector of some sort or you will end up with more than just bark on the bottom of the meat. A large stainless mixing bowl would do the trick and can double for a water pan if you want to have some moisture in the cooker like a WSM/ProBBQ style cooker.

Don't mean to be telling you what to do with "your" cooker, just offering a tip or two my friend.

Just my 2 cents worth.. YMMV.

Thanks for the tips roxy!
I want to try a few more cooks on it before I drill more holes.
Just sayin'! Wink Cool
In the end, I may have to go that route. Confused See ya!
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06 11 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mark, you did an outstanding job on your cooker I love the cart very nice work. Very Happy I thought I had seen or heard just about every filling in a fattie and now you come up with the incredible edible boiled egg. Very Happy The fattie looks fantastic. Nicely done my man. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 06 11 10:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've been on "vacation" for a while & folks sure got busy around here......

Mr. MacEggs :
A) Great job on the cooker !!!
B)Tremendous 1st Fattie
(& who cares if it jumbles up a bit going into the fry pan,ya can tell just by the pix it was great eats !!!)
& C) Love your attention to detail on the eggs
Example: (so I boiled up some eggs.
I used XL eggs - next time I will use small eggs.
Put the eggs on a bamboo skewer for ease of rolling.)

Nothing short of professional,eh ?

Terrific post, thank you !!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

k.a.m. wrote:
Mark, you did an outstanding job on your cooker I love the cart very nice work. Very Happy I thought I had seen or heard just about every filling in a fattie and now you come up with the incredible edible boiled egg. Very Happy The fattie looks fantastic. Nicely done my man. Very Happy

Thank you so much k.a.m.!
This forum inspires me every time I log in.
The information here is invaluable! Cool

1buckie wrote:
Nothing short of professional,eh ?

Terrific post, thank you !!!!
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I appreciate the kind words 1buckie!
I do make mistakes once in a while Shocked Wink ,
it's the only way I learn Cool
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 5:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice job on the UDS and your first fattie. I'm surprised you didn't use any of the many types of pickled eggs you have on hand. Those Coffee Porters or Stouts are good beers with a fattie! But then most beer is Laughing
I think shelves are a must too. I'm needing to add shelves to the opposite sides of all my UDS's so that I have one on each side.
You'll be hooked now and trying every type of BBQ you can on that UDS. More you use it the more you'll want too.
You'll have to decide on the diffuser plate. I very rarely use one. I actually prefer the taste without one.
I start fat side down. Seems that works best for the majority of a butt or brisket cook to avoid HEAVY bark as Roxy mentioned. I flip 2/3 of the way through. You'll figure out your favorite way.

Enjoy!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 07 11 5:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

12TH AV SMOKERS wrote:
Nice job on the UDS and your first fattie.

Thanks 12TH AV SMOKERS!

I'm really glad I put the cart shelves on.
I modified them a bit, just so I could hang the lid somewhere.
So I came up with this. It works very well.

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