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Grilling, smoking, BBQ, campfire cooking...

Discussion in 'Bushcraft' started by Hanzo, Aug 8, 2015.


  1. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Thought I'd start a thread related to cooking with fire and smoke and such... If there is already, I apologize. I guess I'll start it off.

    BUT PLEASE SHARE YOURS!!

    Tonight, like I do about weekly, I fired up the grill. I like to use a combination of charcoal and kiawe wood for cooking and smoking. And I like having a red hot searing and grilling side and a cooler smoky side when I cook (unless I am making a large amount, then I have to adjust accordingly). I do this both at home and at camp. At camp, it is kiawe all the way, so a little bit better.

    So hamburgers are grilling while the roast is smoking after getting seared on both sides.

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    Hamburger steaks done

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    Smoked three kinds of sausage... two types of Japanese snap sausages and Polish sausages.

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    Grilled corn

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    Roast beef

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    Chocolate bananas dessert

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    The surf component was a whole mess of clams

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    Little monkey are two plates before I could take my first bite. Sheesh...

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    The guts of the banana dessert

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    After washing it down with coffee, I am so full!

    By the way, half a chimney of charcoal and one small piece of kiawe wood was more than enough for all this.
     
  2. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    I use different styles of grills for different dishes. I have a pair of Weber 22 1/2" grills with lots of accessories, a gas grill for fast fixings, an upright propane smoker for the long cooks, and yesterday I finally got a Char-Griller kamado style Akorn cooker.

    I have wanted a kamado style cooker since I saw my first Big Green Egg. I got it put together and seasoned yesterday and cooked up a couple of frozen burgers. So far, I am impressed, especially with the ability to hold a steady temp.

    Prolly gonna try something a bit more ambitious today.

    Kajun
     
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  3. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    We LOVE to grill out. Like @TXKajun I have a couple here. We have a gas/charcoal and a smoker. Working on gathering up materials for a true smokehouse. I'll post pics next time I fire up.
     
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  4. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    @TXKajun. Which one do you have The Big Green Egg or another brand? I've looked at 2 different ones and I can't see any difference except price. Your thoughts would be much appreciated

    @Hanzo. Great thread. Those bananas look yummy
     
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  5. TXKajun

    TXKajun Monkey+++

    Ganado I have the Char-Griller brand, Akorn #16820 kamado style, not the Big Green Egg. It was only $249 on sale at Walmart yesterday.
     
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  6. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Pictures, folks!
     
  7. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I have a char-griller grill with a side box burner. Used to have the side burner (propane), but using it to start the chimney of coals caused it to rust out. :(

    I usually cook several boston butts for pulled port, and ribs (of course, being in Memphis :) ).

    Sorry no pictures, had a bunch but recently deleted them to save space. When I grill the boston butts (pork shoulder) I also grill some "smoked fatties". These are 1lb breakfast sausage rolls, split in half length wise, make a depression or hollow out slightly and add in any filling you want (cheese, peppers (spicy/sweet), onion, etc.) put the two halves back together, seal the seams and then wrap in bacon. Smoke with indirect heat for about 3 hours then slice and serve.
     
  8. BTPost

    BTPost Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    I am down wind of the Messhall, today, and they are Charcoal Grilling up the Standard Alaska Camp Fare for a Saturday Dinner....
    T-Bone Steaks.... The aroma on the wind, is "Outstanding"..... and we get Ice Cream Sundays with that, for Dessert.....
     
  9. AxesAreBetter

    AxesAreBetter Monkey++

    I am smoking some brisket as we speak! Made kind of an -I shaped unit using cinderblocks, and then put an twenty yer old tube style metal smoker on top of the I piece. Now I have a good cold smoker I can feed logs into, and not have to worry about fire touching anything. I'll try and snap a pick, and get it up.
     
  10. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    How do I like that twice?
     
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  11. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    I've never done this, but was told it was a handy way to start the charcoal-guess I'll just stick to the lighter fluid and a match;)


    I've GOTTA try these!(y)(y)
     
    Last edited: Aug 9, 2015
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  12. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++


    Use a chimney to start up your coals!
     
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  13. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Roast beef

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    Teriyaki kebabs

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  14. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  15. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    My hubby wanted to try our new charcoal chimney. It worked really well.

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  16. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Now we're cooking!

    And chimneys are awesome.
     
  17. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Need cooling aids when grilling too...

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  18. pearlselby

    pearlselby Monkey++

    Awesome, Hanzo!
     
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  19. Hanzo

    Hanzo Monkey+++

    Roast beef

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  20. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    Doing it right. Doing it right
    For 300
     
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