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Offline mbrulato

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Mary Annís WFO Cooking
« on: October 09, 2017, 04:12:20 PM »
I wanted to start a thread to keep track of interesting and fun foods I experiment with other than pizza in my WFO (FGM 950B Raised).

This first post may be considered heresy by some of my friends on this forum who know how to smoke meats with dedicated smokers, but I wanted to try to smoke in my WFO since I have a damper on my flue connector. So, here it goes.  Last night, I smoked a pastrami that I made from scratch using this recipe http://www.extraordinarybbq.com/smoked-pastrami/ I brined it for two weeks changing the brine out after one week with a fresh batch.  I was afraid to smoke it for too long because I really donít know how to achieve the desired thin blue smoke versus the white smoke that yields a bitter, acrid taste.  I used a few soaked hickory chunks on top of a bed of embers, closed the insulated door and left the damper open a bit to let some oxygen in.  It came out really well and my guests enjoyed it.  Yummy!
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Re: Mary Annís WFO Cooking
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 05:01:56 PM »
I could eat pastrami ALL day EVERY day!!!! A while back I made pastrami cured short ribs, you may want to give that a try too! :drool:
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Re: Mary Annís WFO Cooking
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2017, 05:29:12 PM »
Wow.
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Re: Mary Annís WFO Cooking
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Re: Mary Annís WFO Cooking
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2017, 07:40:33 PM »
Thanks all.  Has anyone smoked food in their WFO?  I really need a little guidance on the common sense rules of smoking in a WFO, the smoke color, using the flue damper and insulated door to control smoke, etc, etc.
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Re: Mary Annís WFO Cooking
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2017, 08:40:23 PM »
I canít stop looking at it. It looks so good! How long was it in your WFO?
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Re: Mary Annís WFO Cooking
« Reply #6 on: October 09, 2017, 08:53:32 PM »
I canít stop looking at it. It looks so good! How long was it in your WFO?
About 3 hours.  The oven got hotter than I wanted it to because I had wood that wasnít seasoned so well and it took forever to catch and then forever to get to the embers stage so I could put the hickory chunks on.  But I was able to use the residual heat to drive out the moisture in about 20 logs after I took the ashes out.  So hopefully whenever I use it again, the fire wonít take as long to start and manage heat.
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