Happy Friday to all!
Here's a little Jake Ryan to get your day started.
Going to a cooking class after work, then coming home and putting 17 lbs of pork butt on the smoker for a party Saturday afternoon. Life is good.
It's about the internal temperature. For big chunks of meat, you want to get to an internal temp of about 195F. Some experts advocate even higher temps. That SOUNDS like it would be a dried chunk of stone, but because you're going very slow, it retains the moisture.
For pulled pork, your internal temperature for barbeque is really important. You're trying to break down the collagen in the meat so that it easily pulls apart but doesn't dry out. That doesn't happen until about 185 F and above.
It is ESSSENTIAL that you maintain a steady cooking temp. For bigger pieces of meat, it's important to keep the temp toward the lower end of 225-275 F. It will require a longer cook, but the final product is absolutely worth it.
As luck would have it, I smoked 20 pounds of pork butt/shoulder yesterday. Its all about the internal temp, but low and slow is the best policy. My smoker uses a bath of water inside it to keep the meat moist. Patience, patience, patience!!! When you think its done....let it go another couple hours. I test mine by trying to pull off a section off the side, if it does so with NO effort at all, then you know you're getting close. Pad your time by at least an hour or two and if its done, wrap it in foil and put it inside a cooler and let it rest for the rest of the time before serving.
And no problem. Remember, there are no stupid questions. Only stupid people who ask them. :-) The vinegar I've heard that technique before, helps break down the meat and make it more tender. Lemon juice I hear has the same effect, the acid. Wet it down, then add the dry rub, is what I've heard.
Mustard is essentially just ground mustard seed, water, and vinegar. The water will just cook off, and the amount of mustard seed and vinegar isn't enough to really season the meat much.
Almost all spices are oil-soluble rather than water-soluble, so if you want to moisten the meat to get spices to stick, try rubbing it with vegetable oil before adding your rub. If you want mustard flavor, just add ground mustard seed to your rub. The flavors of the spices will cook into the oil and flavor the meat much more than if you add mustard before your rub.
Oil Soluble rather than water-solutble. That is good advice. It is also probably why you dip your meats in egg before adding breading.
I'm suddenly overcome with an urge to bbq.
Injection really helps with something like a brisket that's not as fatty, but for a pork butt, you really don't need it. You won't even notice the difference in tenderness, and you want your meat to taste like pork, not like vinegar or apple juice.
Time isn't as important as internal temp. For resting, I wrap in foil for at least an hour if you have the time. If not, 20 min should be okay.
head too, please.
Head? Who said head, I'll take some of that.
And I did,
and it was good,
And then there was much rejoicing, and then we f*cked.
For hours and hours, uprooting trees shrubs and flowers.
Like vikings with horns on our head.
Head? Who said head, I'll take some of that
"Give me Liberty, or give me head!"
So I typically do ribs in the oven (I know, I know) but I have tried it on my charcoal grill to little success.
I have rib racks that allow the ribs to stand up but I've had such a hard time getting the temperature to remain even. I don't have a smoker sadly but typically put some soaked wood chips to add flavor. I've always cooked them on indirect heat as well.
The issue I've had is this: when I dump the charcoal initially, the temp spikes to 400-450 whatever, I let it cool down and put the ribs on and keep the lid closed. As the temp drops, I add more charcoal but it doesn't seem the keep the temp over the course of 3-4 hours and then I'm trying to play catch-up.
This results in some of the ribs being perfect and the thicker parts being nearly raw. Any advice would be appreciated.
who loved smoking meats. I wonder where she's at now, and more importantly, if she has any plans for tonight.
Internal temp monitor is a must. For pork butt, it has enough internal fat that it can tolerate a higher cook temp (Myron Mixon from BBQ pitmasters does 350-375 for 4-6).
I've found you need to wrap or spray as well if you don't want leather-like bark.
Depending on your charcoal setup (and how crazy you are about bbq) you may want to consider something like the link; primarily regulates air flow (with is how you usually regulate your cook temp)
The sixth-grader in me is giggling like crazy.
That thing is appropriately named. I'll have to try it out.
On a related note, does anyone know where to buy arterial stents?
You made me hungry for lunch...at 9:17am
Every Friday I like to play a little game called "let's see how early you can get off work". Have a good weekend everyone!
My favorite game is a a thing my wife and I call "Just the Tip".
Planet Earth about to be recycled. Your only chance to evacuate is to posbang with us.
and thanks for all the fish.
Can't wait until next year's NFL draft when ESPN plays that clip of JMFR about a gazillion times.
Its Friday... awesome! and its also the C.S. Mott Takeover on WTKA, which makes it even better! Lots of great former football players telling stories about their playing days and its all for a great cause.. the kids. GO BLUE!!!
It's Friday Bitches!
I'm fixin' to head to the gym.
and feeling good. Long bike ride tomorrow morning, 2.5 hrs, then an Olympic distance triathlon Sunday morning. I think I may be biting off more than I can chew.
This has nothing to do with Friday or a posbang, but I just had to find this gif and laugh at my desk for awhile this morning.
Whoever made this gif could be elected president.
MOAR gifs please everyone please and thanks
worth a damn, his teams were lousy, and he had a bad "porn mustache", but wow, look at that hand speed!
I don't like coming to work for 40+ hours every week. I cannot imagine 40 straight hours of labor. Best of luck to you and your wife for a safe delivery and healthy baby.
Good luck to your wife!!
May these million MGoPoints guide your wife and child safely through today and this weekend.
NOW I see where all those points came from.
Congrats again, BlastDouble, to both you and your wife!
Gotten caught up on your sleep yet?
"My sister was in labor for SIXTEEN hours...I don't even want to do anything that feels GOOD for sixteen hours." Rita Rudner
My wife was in labor for 24 hours with our first child with contractions 5-7 min apart over that entire duration. My drive from work to home to the hospital (U-M Medical Center FTW!) was more than a bit nerve racking. Needless to say, she was completely worn out by the time our daughter was born.
I've been in labor for 9 hours total for 3 kids! I am pretty wimpy, though. Today is day two of Frankenmuth yard sales. I was excited to make $520 in the rain yesterday. Although my hubby reminds me that I "make" nothing, only "recoup" some. Quit rainin' on my parade, hubby!!!
And that is my fave Jake Ryan play. I often go back and read his Hello post. It's good stuff.
And told him how much money you saved?
I'm heading to the World Expo of Beer festival in Frankenmuth on Saturday. Are you telling me there's a city-wide yard sale event going on also? When do people open up? Is it happening Sunday also?
My GF loves to walk around and browse...gotta keep the lady happy. Thanks for any info.
Birthday tomorrow and I'm ALSO going to the Frankenmuth Beer Festival!
but some people will still have sales tomorrow. Drive around the subdivision behind mcdonalds on main street and also the older subdivision right across from the schools. (Just east on genessee street) You will see signs if anyone is open. Enjoy the beer fest!
Best of luck, and hope your wife doesn't BlastDouble, or you'll have your hands full.
make you think of that?
I am such a juvenile today...I mean even more than normal.
Has your wife by any chance ever had any procedures up in that area? My wife had pre-cancerous cells removed a long time ago. Fast forward to a couple years ago, she goes into labor. We go to the hospital, they admit her, then wait for several hours with no progress (with regard to dialation). Then one of the doctors decides to help things along by making a small incision into the scar tissue leftover from the procedure done to her years back. Then boom, water breaks, dialates to full within an hour or so, baby comes out about an hour later.
The scar tissue was holding everything back from stretching like it's supposed to, and my wife was adamant about not having a c-section so things got pretty tense for a little while.
It has been a long week. Looking forward to drinking till I'm in a haze and then spew! :)
I love you Denard?
We just started watching this show. I didn't want to, but I have to admit, it can be pretty clever!
Happy Friday(!) I am going to MAKE my own beer and DRINK my own beer (not the same beer).
well if you do discover a way to brew and ferment in the same day, please pass this info along ASAP.
A group of us thirty-somethings are going skating for people 25 and up. It's gonna be hilarious!
I am surrounded by my progeny and it is apparent they expect something from me. Too bad for them I have not consumed enough coffee.
This weekend will be a continuation of the massive vegetable operation now going on in my yard - if it warms up a bit, some of the stuff we started indoors might find its way outside. That my kids have kept interest in this exercise this far into it is quite amazing to me, and hopefully, they begin to get the appreciation for how not everything comes in a bag of flash frozen things. My son has expressed interest in planting the tomatoes in "his" spot - now I have to explain that this is where we planted onions, unless of course he is trying to tell me that he dislikes onions.
I also intend to introduce my daughter to more offerings of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and try to get her to not request the same five episodes over and over, although to be fair, her tastes are quite good. Among the ones on her playlist are "Skydivers" (which has the hilarious industrial arts short), "Manos: The Hands Of Fate" and "Overdrawn At The Memory Bank" (Raoul Julia's finest moment it is not).
Discovered Netflix has it a while back. Went on a 3 hour bender that night.
Victory for softball today!! Let's just win out this region, avoid any part of the losers bracket and potentially an 11pm start time tomorrow night
The SB Team should be able to take care of business today.
Hello weekend my old friend!
My weekend highlight: I'm mowing the yard. Not very exciting I know, but the mower has been in the shop going on 2 weeks so my yard is embarrassing! Say goodbye to my foot long grass!
My mom is in town, which for once is a good thing. Getting through work today, and then tomorrow, for the first time in 8 1/2 months (since my daughter was born), my wife and I are leaving town for a night sans baby. Woohoo!
Have fun and help your wife try not to worry!! :)
I am in a really good mood this morning; just had a great talk with my students about the most positive way to defeat bullies (not being afraid of bullies, supporting (loving) the students who are picked on). Then we got into the kindness of strangers and the value of simple nod or wave hello.
things have been tough at my school lately and this reminded me of how great the job can be. I have like 20 kids who hang out in my room before school each morning and I told each of the twenty to share what we talked about with two friends today...
I'll stop rambling, but life is good, lets all posbang the shit out of each other and remember there are some great people on this planet. In fact there are far more good guys than bad guys!
I only need 96 more to 5000!!!!! Bang me!
Shoulders square to the LOS. Shuffles down the line to close the gap.
Uses his hands well.
Keeps outside contain.
Great job Jake. I hope Frank Clark is paying attention.
Have a good Friday people!
its my birthday! bang me!
Happy Friday everyone!
Is it too early for a POSBANG?
Happy Friday! Hoping to sleep in at least one day this weekend.
Hope to finally get the boat out this weekend and do some long awaited spring fishing.
I'm sick, but I'm a trooper. I just banged everyone and am willing to be banged. Just cover your mouth.
I'm covered up in poison ivy from last weekend. I'll be looking for a briar patch to run through naked.
Game of Thrones! Happy Friday.
maybe its reciency bias but I think the next three weeks will be the best three episodes of the series.
To go alongside this excellent posbang
Pizza Party Day Safe Eating, Everyone. Enjoy! (And please remember to fold the crust.)
is one badass sumbitch...then again I'm sure his mom is awesome. In fact she's already proven that.
I'm off to Sun King Brewery in Indy right after work and then I'm drinking trackside for Indy 500 qualifying all weekend. Sunday will be an epic day. Hit the track at 9 AM, Fast 9/Pole winner finishes up around 3 PM, and then the Pacers play the Heat at 3:30 PM. I'll probably be Barry Badrinath drunk.
Heading to the new Knight's near campus. It is a completely different demographic than the original Knight's on Dexter Road.
Absolut Citron on the rocks.......it's called a Knight's pour.......generallly about 6 onces, which is partly why Knight's is so popular for the older folks.
Wow, If I add my TWO marriages together, then multiply X 5, I have you beat by ONE year. Take that, amateur!
(CONGRATS SIR, wish I could +10,000 you!)
2 wives at the same time trumps 44 years with 1 any day.
I am one and have many friends who are. Not a single one of us wants more than one woman at a time wanting us dead once a month.
Ohh I am a married guy. I just saw an excuse to post that picture. Believe me, the thought of 2 wives horrifies me.
Pos Bang You
Reasons I am excited:
-It's my birthday today
-We just got a new rescue dog last night that my daughter has named "Princess Buttercup Booty Butt."
-The wifey and I are going to surprise the kiddo at school, take her out early, and head for an indoor water park.
-I just ran 6 miles and am about to run 2 more with our very energetic new dog.
-There is an IPA 6 pack waiting for me in our fridge for when we return home tomorrow night.
-Jake Ryan gifs.
They are so appreciative of their new buddies.
'bout to break into a candied bacon maple glazed. Woo Hoo!
every posbang op should offer something of similar value
Even though it is 40 degrees and rainy, I am quite looking forward to the weekend. May or may not have something to do with my new boss...
Have a great weekend!
Made the switch from DirecTV to DishTV. Supposed to be getting my local channels as well as Detroit local programming. Now I'll be able to watch the Wings games more often, along with the other stuff I miss. MOAR WINGS!!
But might be moving back to Michigan in July - just in time to grab some season tickets!!!!! Cheers to a fantastic FRIDAY!
I'm going to mow the lawn and then drink several beers while I stare at the lawn occasionally nodding my head in an approving fashion.
Packing a lot in there eh sport?
That's after a full day's work with multiple client calls. I'll update everyone later on how those beers taste after a long week and the jungle that has become my backyard with all this A2 rain.
Spoiler Alert: They will be delicious.
I got nothin' on any of you!
Took part of the morning off to pick my buddy up after his colonoscopy. That's what 50 year old divorced guys do for each other. Life on the back nine, as they say.
Refilling my growler at the SInglecut Brewery in Astoria this evening, then it will be the Friday evening prisoner's dilemma: do I kill the growler of fresh IPA first, or the 4-pack of Cuvee des Jacobins I picked up on the way to the doctor's office? Neither will survive long.
It's 70 degrees and extremely humid in the shitty of New York, I wish it would just rain already.
Your buddy didn't get a vasectomy.
Go to the beer garden!
Lawn looks great and the beer tastes delicious. Have a good weekend you miscreants.