Smoking is bad for you!

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Smoking is bad for you!

I realise this might lead to a lot of folk rolling their eyes and muttering things along the line of 'no sh*t sherlock' and all that but honestly, bear with me. Our BBQ hasn't been touched since 2009, and although its been under a cover in the garden, it needed a good clean. Since I am all about cooking outdoors this year, i decided that I should go and clean it up, because then I can try smoking bigger joints of meat in it (its one of those massive kettle-style BBQs, so would hold a hefty chunk of meat!).

After i'd scraped off the worst of the gunk, I lit some charcoal to help clear the grills out and oh my goodness, the smoke! I was kippered. Worse, I've been coughing up nasty blobs of smoke-flavoured yuck ever since *insert puking green smiley* I can only compare it to having been caught in a fire. Nasty.

However, the grill is now clean and lovely, and my mummy brought me two huge sacks of chopped-up apple boughs which are now happily seasoning in my garage, and we are going to have some serious BBQ this summer. We're going to have pork butt, and brisket, and smoked sausage and all kinds of smoked cheeses and nuts...

Party at my place....

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I will start looking at train times now BFG B)

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That is exactly what OH was trying to do Christmas day - but then he dumped the water container ONTO it instead of UNDER it and the Turkey had to come into the oven.

You can buy hickory flavoured chips to put on top of the coals you know.

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Party? I'm a nut, I'll come!!!

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Corris wrote:
That is exactly what OH was trying to do Christmas day - but then he dumped the water container ONTO it instead of UNDER it and the Turkey had to come into the oven.

Oops. Drowned turkey isn't as nice as smoked turkey, unfortunately.

Corris wrote:
You can buy hickory flavoured chips to put on top of the coals you know.

Under my piano, I have a box with eight different flavours of woodchips! I have apple, alder, beech, cherry, hickory, maple, oak and whiskey oak. i do love my smoker and playing with different flavours of wood. The last great big lump of meat i cooked was smoked over hickory/maple/cherry wood and tasted glorious.

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Sounds wonderful...

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*wonders whether the Nuneaton Olympics should be relocated*

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Leeds wrote:
*wonders whether the Nuneaton Olympics should be relocated*

No, but it does sound like we've found a caterer

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Excellent idea, Jacqui.

Now, how many millions do you think we can charge for being the Games' Exclusive Caterer?  I think BFG will probably have to cough up quite a bit (for the avoidance of doubt, cash).  I mean, we are bound to attract loads of good publicity.   She will need to be able to do vegetarian things too.  Not sure what though.

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With all this money flooding in, I may be able to afford a new trackie.

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At least £30 million Leeds

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