Friday, May 23, 2014

Large Tailgate Practice Cook

After being snowed out of my cooking patio for about 5 weeks, we finally received some warmer weather and it has melted the 2-3 foot drifts of snow on the patio. Time for a tailgate practice cook.

This cook was done on my GMG Davey Crockett pellet cooker and consisted of a total meal on one fire. Appetizer, main course meat, a couple of sides, dinner rolls, and a dessert. 

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This is a big chunk of real country ribs cut from the was trimmed of some fat and then I applied a light coat of my favorite rub.

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I then prepped my BBQ Pit Beans in a glass bread pan and covered them with brown sugar. The potatoes were covered with some peanut oil and then I sprinkled on some granulated garlic, sea salt, and fresh ground black pepper.

I also dipped and breaded about 2 dozen hot wing pieces for my appetizer. 

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Rolled my little tailgater around to the cooking patio and fired it up. I set the temp at 170 degrees to get more smoke for the first part of the cook. Was a lousy cooking day with the temperature around freezing and winds and gusts to 25 miles per hour.

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I got it all loaded up and I did have to use my raised grid for this cook. I have the beans under my country ribs so the drippings will add some extra flavor to my beans.

After about 90 minutes, I upped the temperature to 275 degrees to finish this part of the cook.

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Potatoes came off first.

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This picture was taken just before the first part of the cook came off of the cooker.

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Meat sure smelled good!

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My Pit Beans and hot wings.

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While the first part of the cook was finishing up, I prepped my dinner rolls and dessert. The rolls were placed on a black iron griddle and I then made up my pineapple upside down muffin cakes.

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I raised the temperature to 375 degrees and baked my rolls and dessert. 

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The dessert.

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And the rolls.

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Now there are some real country ribs and cooked to perfection.

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The plated meal...just wasn’t any room for a salad.

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Another photo.

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I added a dip of ice cream to my dessert.

That is one fine tailgate meal on one fine little tailgate cooker.

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