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    Pork Chops Over Oak

    The game plan - 2 pork chops with Simply Marvelous Spicy Apple Rub and 2 pork chops with Okie Dust Championship Rib, Pork & Poultry Rub.


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    Pork chops getting some oak smoke for about a 1/2 hour at 150º.


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    Some potatoes from the freezer section going to be seasoned and spiced up with Big Poppa Desert Gold Seasoning.


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    Asparagus spears going to get seasoned with Tatonka Dust Seasoning.


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    Everyone all together on the grill just finishing cooking with the grill at 325º.


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    Both rubs were very good on pork chops and will definitely use both again in the future.


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    Thanks for looking!

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    Cool Hot Dog... Homemade!!

    That's right, I'm entering hot dogs!

    Due to food allergies I can't have most hot dogs and the one brand I can get locally that's safe (colemans) are now over $7.00/lb. That gives a whole new meaning to the term "Tube Steak!"

    I figured it was high time I tried making my own!

    Salt & cure #1 were mixed with ice water & set aside while I mixed some super secret experimental spice blend into a 50/50 mix of lean ground beef & pork.


    The meat & cure water were put into a food processor (in batches) and emulsified into a paste.


    The mixture was then stuffed into natural sheep casings and twisted into links.


    Smoked at 200° to an internal temp of 138°...


    Then poached in a 170° water bath to an I.T. of 155° (this only took a few minutes) and plunged into cold water.


    The texture seems OK, not quite as fine as a commercially made hot dog (my understanding is that's a limitation of using home equipment).


    We grilled some up for supper (including a few that broke).


    The rest went into the fringe for overnight to chill & firm up before packaging.



    You know I had to keep the first one simple for testing. Just some mustard & ketchup so the hot dog would shine or fail. Oh yeah... these were definitely worth the effort!




    Next time, I think I'll opt for regular 80/20 ground chuck to increase the fat content for better texture & juiciness. But overall I am a happy man!
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    Great week of cooks! The entries are:

    soupyjones roast beef and veggies
    scott6049 pork loin
    RickB steak and chicken fajitas
    wneill20 beer can chicken
    Tatonka3A2 Brat Bites
    FLBentRider Rib Eyes and Grilled Salmon
    MossyMO Pork Chops
    TentHunter Homemade Hot Dogs

    I count eight contestants, so I believe it is time to judge. All of the cooks were excellent this week, and all should win something, which you do thanks to BP. But here are this weeks winners:

    3rd place TentHunter homeade hot dogs (great pictures showing what it takes to make a hot dog)

    2nd place soupyjones roast beef and veggies (great looking roast beef)

    1stPlace scott6049 pork loin (love the money shot)

    Great job everyone and keep the momentum going to next weeks contest.
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    Another week with a great showing, including some of the newer members.

    Excellent job on that pork loin, Scott. Congrats, you earned it Brother!


    Soupy, is a double winner this week; Congrats on the second place win and, more importantly, the arrival of your new daughter! She's really beautiful!
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    Congrats to the winners and thanks to the judge and BP!
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    Congrats everyone nice cooks.
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    Congrats Scott, soupy and Tent! And to all the others who submitted their cooks to the judge!

    Nice job NorCal!

    Thanks BP for the stage and trophies!
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    Thanks BP and congrats to the winners!
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    Ya'll killed it this week!
    Excellent! Congrats to the winners!
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    That was a great week of cooks guys. Well done by all.

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