5/9/09 CHX practice

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The Excel 20 humming along...someone want to come over and pull some weeds?

Skin side up....the 3 on the left were cooked differently from the 5 on the right.

Skin side down.

Finished product.

#1 - May 09, 2009, 10:48:22 pm
I love animals.  They're delicious!
VRM Pit Crew


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This CHX practice was at a high temp tonight.  W/ 3/4 of a chimney of K coals, temp settled in at 330 at grate level and 325 on the ProQ's top thermometer.  It was good to see that the temps on a legit thermo vs the ProQ's were fairly similar.  Usually I see a +/- 10 degrees between the two.

I was definitely going for a taste/texture practice tonight and not an appearance thing.  I smoked on peach wood for the first time ever, and actually loved it.  I only used one baseball sized chunk of peach wood.

It was a fast cook, but the temp held steady throughout.  I am actually smoking some brats now since we still have some heat.

The CHX was definitely very tasty, but not too easy on the eye if viewed from a comp standpoint.

#2 - May 09, 2009, 10:56:28 pm
I love animals.  They're delicious!
VRM Pit Crew


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I have also noticed a difference in heat depending on where items are on the rack. It really didn't make sense to me why.
#3 - May 10, 2009, 12:09:19 am

Mike (AZBarbeque)

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Looks good Crash, now I'm hungry again.  Great job...
#4 - May 10, 2009, 12:17:34 am
Michael J. Reimann
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If God wanted us to be Vegetarians, why did he make animals out of meat??

Crashs Wife

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It was really really yummy.  And the skin on the three cooked differently was the best in a long time.  And I don't like skin!!!  I am getting ready to heat up those brats for the kids breakfast.  Thanks Crash and keep the practicing coming.  The kids and I love it!!   ;D
#5 - May 10, 2009, 07:59:55 am
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I don't remember getting the call.......
#6 - May 10, 2009, 11:49:16 am
Huge Fan of Mike (AZBarbeque)... He's My Hero..


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