Sunday, May 29, 2016

GFP Day 35 and 36 - Smokin'!!

Today and yesterday were for making some serious freezer space. After putting the smoker together John was anxious to get it smoking. 

He got out brisket that he'd promised his sisters last fall. 



He started by breaking it down. Then trimming the excess fat off.  



After adding his rub and getting the smoker going it is just about time. After about 6 hours smoking with hickory wood, we wrap it in foil and finish it in 250-degree heat until the internal temp hits 190. You can tell it's ready when the thermometer goes in like a knife in hot butter. 



Dewey was loving the juices that were dripping down. 


John sliced it up and we delivered the brisket to his sisters Monday morning. 

When we got home it was time for chicken and turkey. John had started it brining Sunday night. It makes the meat so moist and flavorful. 



We had a turkey breast we got for 99 cents a pound. Also a bunch of chicken legs and a whole chicken. 


After just four hours the skin was smoky and brown. 


We split the whole chicken so it would lay flat and take up less room. It was falling off the bone. 


A little potato salad and a delicious Memorial Day meal. And we got a lot out of the freezer. 




But, ironically, we won't be able to come close to eating all this smoked goodness. So, you guessed it. It has to go back in the freezer.