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Hey all, wondering if anyone else is into smoking meat, nuts, cheeses etc.

Hoping to share some experiences, recipes and the like.

Myself, I live in an apartment in Michigan and so I tend to only fire up the smoker in the warmer months.

I have Bradley Original with an electronic PID and dual heater mod. My favorites are pork shoulder, Gouda, sharp Cheddar, cold smoked salmon for dip and honey covered pistachios

Planning to try my hand at some home cured Maple pork belly bacon in the coming months!

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If you ever get the chance try smoking an Apple pie it's one of my favorites to eat especially when I have cherry wood. When it comes to meet I love smoked pork shoulder injected with apple / Orange juice and liquid smoke. I go ahead and season it with any dry rub I can find at the store that sounds good I love spicy.
 

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If you ever get the chance try smoking an Apple pie it's one of my favorites to eat especially when I have cherry wood. When it comes to meet I love smoked pork shoulder injected with apple / Orange juice and liquid smoke. I go ahead and season it with any dry rub I can find at the store that sounds good I love spicy.
I've got a spicy rub recipe somewhere that I found on a forum years ago that the wife and I love on chicken and pork. If I can find it again I'll post it.

That's wild, I've never heard of anyone smoking an apple pie! I'll have to give that a shot if I get a chance. We smoked a turkey for Thanksgiving a couple of years ago with a sweet chili rub that was fantastic. Maybe smoke a turkey and a pie at the same time.

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I'm still old school smoking....Charcoal/hardwood in a 30 year old stainless steel smoker. Nothing earth shaking...Wings, jerky, ribs mostly.
 
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Smoked apple pie is the bomb.....

I love smoking foods I just don’t do it like I use to....I competed for a couple years but since my move to AZ I haven’t done it. Try smoking some baked beans as well. I have a killer recipe for it I got off smoked-meat forum years ago....hell, also Mac and Cheese!

Your in the neighborhood of a killer rub maker named Rich....google madhunky all purpose rub...I used it for comps and won a couple for pork with it....great stuff and great guy!

And cheese smoking is fun and way cheaper then buying it smoked...but I will say I never did guada but heard it really compliments well.


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"Try smoking some baked beans as well. I have a killer recipe for it I got of smoked-meat forum years ago....heaven, also Mac and Cheese!"

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"Try smoking some baked beans as well. I have a killer recipe for it I got of smoked-meat forum years ago....heaven, also Mac and Cheese!"

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Once I get to my computer I'll get it up for you guys...

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Gotta love the cloud. Here is the Mac recipe....add another 20 minutes for cook time if your running your smoker at 225ish..... I usually add a bit of diced jalapeños.....remember this is a base recipe, you can mix it up and add or remove what you want.

1/2 lb. elbow macaroni
4 tbsp. butter
3 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. white pepper
1 tbsp. grated onion I just dice
2 eggs
2 c. milk
1 c. shredded sharp cheddar cheese
1 c. Velveeta cheese cut into small chunks
1/2 c. grated Parmesan cheese optional I didn’t use
1 (4 oz.) can button mushrooms, drained
1/2 c. finely chopped celery optional I didn’t use
1/4 c. chopped green pepper
(CREAM CHEESE) about half a small container or half a stick or square
.5 lb bacon cut in to .5 inch chunks
One can chopped green chiles

Cook bacon and remove from grease
Sautee onions, mushrooms, add green peppers closer to the end
Cook macaroni in boiling salted water until tender, about 8 to 10 minutes; drain and rinse.
Melt butter in saucepan. Stir in flour, salt and pepper and onion. Mix eggs with milk and blend thoroughly. Stir into butter mixture and cook over low heat, stirring constantly until thickened. Add cream cheese, stir until blended. Fold in cooked macaroni, mushrooms, celery and green peppers and chunks of Velveeta. Pour in pan and smoke or bake till done (about 20 minutes).Sprinkle more shredded cheese on top and put back in oven till melted. Garnish with chopped chives or green onions if desired.


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And here is the Wicked Beans....side note if you think it is a tad to hot add some Honey, it takes it down a bit.


WICKED BAKED BEANS
(Beans that will even make Chili Heads happy)


6-8 strips of bacon cut into 1/2 inch squares
1/2 Medium onion, diced
1/2 Bell pepper, diced
1 - 2 Jalapeño Peppers, diced (seeding is optional)
1 - 55 ounce can Bush’s Baked Beans
1-8 ounce can of pineapple chunks, drained
1 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 Cup ketchup
1/2 - 1 Tbs. dry (ground) mustard

Sauté bacon pieces in fry pan until crispy and remove from pan with a slotted spoon. Sauté onion, bell pepper and jalapeño pepper until tender.

In a large mixing bowl combine beans, pineapple, brown sugar, ketchup and dry mustard. Stir in bacon pieces and vegetables. Pour into a 12X9 or a deep 9X9 aluminum baking pan. (While mixing if things look dry, add additional ketchup 1/4 -1/2 cup at a time)

Place in a 220-250° smoker for 2 1/2 – 3 hours (make sure temperature of the baked beans reaches 160° ) or place in a 350° oven and bake for 1 hour.

NOTE: If you are making these beans as a side dish for Kansas City style pork ribs, smoke the removed skirt meat for 1-1 1/2 hours, then dice the skirt meat and stir into the Baked Beans.

DISCLAIMER

With the Jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard these beans have the potential for some MAJOR heat. CAUTION should be exercised when feeding these beans to small children and/or the elderly.

To make this recipe Family Friendly, omit the Jalapeño pepper and the dry mustard.



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@MichiPuff sorry for the highjack of your thread.

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Put the pan of beans under what ever the meat your cooking and let the dripping fall into it works well too.........Dam I'm getting hungry for some reason.
 

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I'm still old school smoking....Charcoal/hardwood in a 30 year old stainless steel smoker. Nothing earth shaking...Wings, jerky, ribs mostly.
Awesome! I don't have the talent for that, so I let electronics do all the work for me!

Smoked apple pie is the bomb.....

I love smoking foods I just don't do it like I use to....I competed for a couple years but since my move to AZ I haven't done it. Try smoking some baked beans as well. I have a killer recipe for it I got off smoked-meat forum years ago....hell, also Mac and Cheese!

Your in the neighborhood of a killer rub maker named Rich....google madhunky all purpose rub...

And cheese smoking is fun and way cheaper then buying it smoked...but I will say I never did guada but heard it really compliments well.
Never smoked Mac N Cheese, but I imagine it would be similarly as good as the beans.

I think we've got the same Baked Beans recipe! I've done those beans more times than I can count in those catering silver tubs. I always get multiple requests for more, and some requests to do graduation parties, birthdays etc. So far I haven't turned it into anything - I just do it for fun!

The Gouda is a favorite of everyone. I get lots of "requests" for smoked cheese each year, but I'm not dedicated enough to fill all of the orders. I caution people to wait, but they always break into the vacuum seal long before they should and get less than optimal cheese [kinda like cigars, 'ey?]

@MichiPuff sorry for the highjack of your thread.
Not a problem at all - this is what I was hoping for this to be!

If anyone finds a good recipe be sure to post it up here and we can do some learnin'.
 

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Have you tried your hand at venison bacon or making sausage/kielbasa’s? I really miss that. I use to pride myself on making all my own processed meats and cheese.


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Have you tried your hand at venison bacon or making sausage/kielbasa's? I really miss that. I use to pride myself on making all my own processed meats and cheese.

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No I haven't ever tried sausages, and I'm not a hunter so don't really have easy access to venison. It's always been an interesting thought to try it though.

Almost bought the stuff a few years ago to make my own cheese, but decided against it.

One of my family's favorite smoked cheeses is a bacon cheese we found at Sam's club.

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If you ever get the chance try smoking an Apple pie it's one of my favorites to eat especially when I have cherry wood. When it comes to meet I love smoked pork shoulder injected with apple / Orange juice and liquid smoke. I go ahead and season it with any dry rub I can find at the store that sounds good I love spicy.
@Spencer480 Do you smoke an already baked pie, so just warming it up, or are you cooking it, too?
 

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I've never tried but have always wanted to get into smoking.

Any recommendations for the Puff of smokers forums?
You mean a place that'll have you in the fetal position, crying in a corner, with a bunch of melted credit cards in your wallet? Except you're caught in a landslide of pork instead of Cubans.

If there is count me in..
 

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I've never tried but have always wanted to get into smoking.

Any recommendations for the Puff of smokers forums?
Go over to the island of misfits...
smoked-meat.com great guys and let me know when your over there.

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@Spencer480 Do you smoke an already baked pie, so just warming it up, or are you cooking it, too?
You can smoke them from scratch....anything that goes in a oven you can smoke. Pecan pies are great also! With a sprinkle of bacon!

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