Well Mr. Murphy struck late this afternoon.
After three hours of smoke they were looking great, then a valve somehow got bumped and I ended up grilling instead of smoking.
And when you only check the grill every other hour or so, food gets burnt.
Thankfully it was only the skin and the herb butter protected the meat and kept it moist and flavorful.
My first time doing it with the herb butter and even my picky kids liked it.
Here a shot of them before going down.
Herb butter under the skin on the breast, and thigh quarters and a dusting of sweet rub.
And the kicker was that my first Pork Belly kind'a flopped too.
I couldn't get the skin to that perfect crispy crunchy cracklin, it had a real stick to your teeth under layer.
But at least the meat/fat was incredibly tender and succulent.
Suffice it to say, no Money Shots were bothered with.
The highlight of the day was Nathaniel getting into a bed of BIG Bull Bream.
Looks amazing as always chili! Though after readin grill got accidentally bumped up! Are you smoking on a gas grill? Please say it ain't so ?Lol.. that bream is a slab bream! Well done to chili jr! that's a great fish anywhere! Aka big arse bream! What'd he catch it with?
Yes, I'm smoking on a gas grill. :blush:
But to my credit I blow away any of my neighbors with wood or pellet smokers :yes:
I'm looking for a real smoker, my budget is $400.-500..
Suggestions and recommendations?
Yeah, that is a real Pig of a Bream.
He was thrilled when he found that Honey Hole, that was the biggest of'em all, several close to it.
He was even happier when I told him I'd never caught one that big.
1/4oz Rooster Tail Spinner, white body w/ eye, iridescent Navy Blue tail.