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by Cyzza
Sat Dec 07, 2013 12:04 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Target Temperature for Ham
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Re: Target Temperature for Ham

68 has been the most common number I have seen.

Will go with your plan.

Thanks a bunch.

Adam
by Cyzza
Sat Dec 07, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Target Temperature for Ham
Replies: 3
Views: 754

Target Temperature for Ham

HI all, I am mid way through a smoke of a 6.8kg pickled pork leg. As you can see it is looking mighty fine :D http://i.imgur.com/XU1Uhk1l.jpg BBQ temp is about 100c, internal temp is about 45c I have been trying out my google fu to find what is the ideal target temp. Seems to be conflicting informat...
by Cyzza
Wed Dec 04, 2013 8:41 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Emberpak delivery to Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Re: Emberpak delivery to Melbourne

Redheads at Bunnings are very good but only for emergency supplies. Why do you see that the redheads are for emergency? Price alone? I also get my gidgee from Aussiebbqsmoke, but my cooker goes through a while bag over a 12 hour cook, so it starts to get expensive. BBQs Plug chunky gidgee lasts hea...
by Cyzza
Tue Dec 03, 2013 3:32 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Emberpak delivery to Melbourne
Replies: 4
Views: 943

Emberpak delivery to Melbourne

Hi all, I tried out the Redheads BBQ charcoal over the weekend to see if I can use them for the long cooks and I really liked them. The burn long and consistently, but they are reasonably expensive when getting them from coles and even bunnings/masters. ($2/$3 a kilo) Emberpak however works out at a...
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 26, 2013 8:45 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Cooking for the next day
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Re: Cooking for the next day

Thanks all for the input. While I know it will be better if I do it on the day, it just is not feasible. Even with a planned 4 hour sleep. Thanks for the confirmation Chris, I think I will stick with the original plan. My guests are not too familiar with slow cooked BBQ so it should be fine. Accordi...
by Cyzza
Mon Nov 25, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Cooking for the next day
Replies: 12
Views: 1465

Cooking for the next day

Hi all, I am cooking for a large group on the saturday for an event that I need to be awake for in the evening so I would like to do all the cooking on friday. 8 racks of Beef Ribs and 2 pork shoulders is what is planned. Using what I have learnt in the last couple of cooks I am expecting the pork s...
by Cyzza
Fri Nov 08, 2013 4:13 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: 1,100kg Offset Smoker
Replies: 17
Views: 2763

Re: 1,100kg Offset Smoker

I'll come and see it if you are in Melbourne.
by Cyzza
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:27 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Re: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall

Aweome, thanks. Will tell you how I go.
by Cyzza
Fri Nov 08, 2013 2:26 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Smoker Build
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

Re: Smoker Build

I take it robot turds is not the product name for these things :D So would it be a decent idea to use these after the meat has stopped taking on flavour from the coal? Keep the cooking costs down, stop using the expensive heat source mid way through the cook. I take it they can be introduced into th...
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:32 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Smoker Build
Replies: 18
Views: 3346

Re: Smoker Build

Due to the the 6mm plate used with the barrels and the 12mm heat management plate, it holds temp pretty well. Even after opening the lid it returns within 5-10 minutes. One of the biggest problems I see with it is the amount of fuel it consumes. I was using mallee root for a cook yesterday. 9 hours ...
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 05, 2013 6:25 pm
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Re: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall

Thanks for all the input. For my next cook, when I have a few people over, I think I will play it safe * Increase pit temp to 250-275f * unfoil with smoke until I hit the stall point * foil until it hist 200f, then leaving foil on for 30-mins to an hour afterwards * drop pit temp to 200f, unfoil and...
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:35 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Re: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall

Yep, on the new cooker.

By the stack you mean the flue?

I am assuming that I need to keep the temp at the collagen breakdown temps for a period and not just bring them up to it.
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Re: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall

That is all well and good. But is 5 hours standard to be in the stall period when most procedures say that cooking beef ribs is about a 6 hour exercise?
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:56 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Re: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall

Thanks for that. 82c is short of the temp required to break down the collagens Just a couple more questions: If I need to it be higher than 82, what temp am I looking to get it to? Does it need to be kept at that temp for a period (until tender for example) Is the stall temperature the right time to...
by Cyzza
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: SMOKERS
Topic: Beef ribs - 5 hour stall
Replies: 11
Views: 4103

Beef ribs - 5 hour stall

Hey all, Had a crack at ribs on the new smoker last night. I have only attempted them once or twice before on my weber but so far every time they turn out dry and tough. Yesterday I put some ribs on at about 1pm, looking for a 7-8pm serve up. At 10pm we ate :/ The ribs just had salt and pepper on th...