Posts Tagged ‘Big Green Egg’

Today has been filled with a bunch of getting shit did y’all. A good friend drove down from Michigan on his way back to Idaho. It might sound out of the way, but it’s not. And I still managed to get a good bit of shit did today.

Woke up, not feeling too great. The pollen season has begun here in many parts of the south and like so many others I have been hindered by the sinus area and its pansy ass response to some tree seed fertilizer.

Made some delicious coffee, my buddy Ian got up and we partook of some black platinum. The Beardess and Baby Gurr woke up and the day started awesome, because I got to see that long eye lashed, deep blue sea blue eyed smile.

Ian, who is the original awesomest beard ever, his most awesome of awesome beards, Click this right HERE tho that is not the greatest photo. Ya’ll will be sorely disappointed when ya’ll see the monstrosity of a beard he has now. That is for a later post, at the end of the weekend, when I do the weekend in review.

We ran some errands this morning and were not as successful as I wanted, here is a quick run down. Coffee, cans to can man for money recycling (he wasn’t there damn it!), seed store for corn and bean seed, nursery for some onion sets, Publix for some ribs and brats and buns, Lowes for trash bags and some more seed.

Home we came.

So today, with a small piece of assistance from Ian, the garden was mounded and planted, BBQ sauce made, 16 lbs of pulled pork cooked, brats smoked, grass cut, beer drank, and beards happy.

Gotta get some go juice for the rest of the afternoon though, my ass is tired as hell and because my body is a weak piece of shit and needs to grow up and quit being such a pansy, because my mind is like a piece of hardened steel coated with something stronger than the strongest shit on earth. But my body does not think like my mind, so as I stand right now, I’m struggling.

I’m out, gotta go play some ball with Baby Gurr, get some meat off the grill, throw some corn hole and drink some beers.

No SHave Never A post from me on cooking ribeye bites marinated in Sriracha and some other good stuff.
Peruse his site. There are some amazing recipes there.

No SHave Never

I finished up the BBQ last night. Got done a little late, so the beard said it was time to go to bed. And, just like you would your wife, you listen to the beard. This ended up being 28lbs of raw meat, two butts and a picnic. I heavily coated with a homemade dry rub, includes paprika, salt, pepper, small amount of cumin, and small amount of garlic. Easy and cheap. Also, I do not like most store bought rubs because they are super salty. Salt is cheap, it’s also the most recognizable flavor to many people. So, they are selling a product that does not allow the best most efficient pallatization. Meaning, you don’t get the full array of flavors that you could. Bottom line, learn to make your own. I cooked on an XL Big Green Egg.

This is pre egg


Butts are on the right, picnic is on the left. Learning point. The picnic and the butt, put together make the whole front shoulder. The butt is not the ass end of a pig, that’s the Ham, the butt is the top part of the shoulder. The picnic is the bottom part of the shoulder to the hock, the hock is the pigs front elbow. The whole shoulder is the butt and picnic together.

Here is a pic about 1/3 way through


Meats done and ready for a pullin.


You can let the meat sit, or not. It depends on your timeframe. I was tired, so I pulled a few minutes after it came off. Get some of Bear Claws for pulling, they are magical. You can find them on Amazon. If you need to pull the meat very early, double wrap in tin foil and place in a cooler. Pre heat cooler with hot water, dump water, add meat, leave meat whole. If you add towels, pre heat those as well. You can keep the meat in a cooler a long time, up to six hours. Depends on the temp the meat maintains, if you drop below 140 degrees, y might want to start thinking about jelling and refrigerating. That’s internal meat temp. Also, it will continue cooking in the cooler, but very little.

Cooking BBQ is easy. Grow a beard, get a grill and some wood, buy some pork and get to work. The beard will hold in that smoke smell for a few days, so can enjoys it gloriousness.

Sme ribeyes we had for dinner, cooked on the Weber Kettle


No Shave Never!