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  1. Hey @Shimmyhill sorry for the delayed response.... Yeah I've got a Weber Master Touch with the two baskets for coals. Normally for my slow cooks I have the baskets either side and the meat in the middle with a foil tray filled with water underneath, which I think is the Weber recommended method. I am definitely interested in a slow n sear though. As for the 3.5 kilo pork, I definitely had it hot for the first couple of hours, probably more like 275-300, and wrapped it after about 4 hours, then it had another 3 hours, and then 30 mins rest. I might have just got lucky with a nice joint, I was expecting it too need a bit longer to be honest! By the way, has anyone seen/bought a Meater?! A lad at work has just bought one, looks like a nice bit of kit! Bit pricey though... the app looks pretty cool though. https://meater.com/
  2. Yeah I think it probably would have been okay. My worry was that i had no idea how long the coals had been out, and how long the meat had been sitting there. The exterior of the meat was barely warm, so would have been in what they call the danger zone 40 -140 for an unknown period of time. These are the two threads I read that morning that convinced me to bin it: https://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=109689 https://www.smokingmeatforums.com/threads/need-advice-from-experienced-smokers-my-fire-went-out-overnight.107845/
  3. Sorry, I've been meaning to reply but it was a hectic day and then we went away for a city break in Edinburgh, just got back today. So... it didn't go entirely to plan! It started off well enough, I went to the butchers the day before and got a whole pork shoulder, which they cut into 2 pieces, the larger 2/3 being the butt with a bit of the picnic, and I threw the remaining 1/3 picnic in the freezer. The bigger piece weighed in at a whopping 6 kilos! I made up a rub (Aaron Franklin's pork shoulder rub, salt pepper, garlic granules, onion granules and paprika) and threw it on the barbecue at bang on midnight with 3/4 of a chimney's worth of heat beads. I set my alarm for 6:30 with the aim being to get up, get another chimney starter going and have the coals on for 7. Well, I got up at 6:30 sharpish, went down and the thermometer on the Weber was right down where it be if it was cold. I lifted the lid and the coals were pretty much gone, and the meat was only warm to touch. I hadn't put in a probe the night before so had no idea how hot it was, but decided to stick one in and check. I can't remember exactly but I think it was about 60 deg C. I then started googling what to do if your overnight barbecue goes out, and quickly realised that by inserting the probe there was a fair chance I could have transferred any bacteria that might have formed on the cooler surface into the middle of the meat. At this point I'd made up my mind to bin it, as I couldn't risk giving 29 people including my 90 year old gran and numerous children food poisoning. It was a real shame as the might looked like it had cooked really nicely, the fat had split on the top and I reckon another 6 or 7 hours wrapped and it would have been perfect. Oh well, just got to put it down as an expensive lesson learned. Don't leave your barbecue unattended for more than 4 hours! So now I got another chimney going and rushed off to the butchers for the 7:30 opening. I grabbed a 3.5KG boneless shoulder as I figured I'd have a reasonable chance of cooking it in the 7 hours I had left. Luckily I had some leftover rub so threw that on and got it straight on the barbecue. After 4 hours, I wrapped it and then gave it another 2 hours, before transferring it to the oven for an hour while I started cooking the 30 sausages and 30 burgers.... I eventually served everything up and the pork had turned out much better than I was expecting. It was moist, with a nice crust, the crackling was good, and it was the first thing to be finished off on the table. Everyone commented how nice it was, and it was just a shame there wasn't enough for seconds for everyone as I think they would have eaten it! Luckily the butchers sausages and burgers also went down well, and then I did a load of jerk chicken, so everyone was very well fed and there was leftovers for me and the kids. I failed miserably to take many photos but here's what I did take; The first (big) shoulder piece all prepped ready to go on: The boneless shoulder about to be wrapped:
  4. Thanks guys, I think I can get hold of an ice box. I'll plan to kick it off at midnight tonight and then get up at 6 to top up the coals. Will keep you updated!
  5. This Saturday I've got 25 people coming round at approx 2pm and I need to have pulled pork ready to eat about then.... So, I'm thinking, I can get a whole pork shoulder from the butchers and get them to cut it so I've got a large butt and part of the picnic, say 2/3 of a shoulder. Do you think that would do enough for pork baps for 20 - 25? I've got a Weber so I doubt I'd get a whole shoulder on. Secondly, I'm thinking of starting it at midnight on Friday and then pulling it off at about 12:30pm to rest while I cook the other stuff. Do you think that's too long or should it be okay as long as I keep the temps nice and low, say 135C? I'd normally cook it for 8 or 9 hours but then I'd need to start it at 3 in the morning which I'm not overly keen to do, and I don't think the neighbours would be too impressed with either. Finally, if I wanted to rest it for say 2 hours, is that safe or would I be better to keep it wrapped and warm in the oven while I do all the burgers, sausages etc?
  6. One of the few players we've got who's truly passionate about United, and they let him leave.
  7. Thanks @Shimmyhill yep definitely hoping to keep it pink! Will skip the foil then. I ended up getting two medium sized legs of lamb. I have the Weber premium with the trays either side, so figured I can cook the legs in the middle and then give them a quick blast at the end over the coals if they need a bit of colour. I do have a meat thermometer, what temp do you think for pink?
  8. Anyone done leg of lamb on a Weber? I need to do lamb for 9 people on Sunday. I'm thinking I won't be able to get a shoulder joint big enough for 9, but two legs should be fine. Sounds like a quick sear and then indirect for 1h 30 to 1h 45 is the recommended method, just wondered if anyone has tried it. I'm wondering whether to sear then wrap in foil to stop it drying out too much?
  9. Cantona at 2:25 was just outrageous.
  10. I was on holiday a few weeks ago in the Mumbles, Gower and stumbled across a great little pub called the Mumbles Alehouse: https://www.facebook.com/mumblesalehouse They had a nice hoppy IPA on called Independence from the Bristol Beer Factory: https://www.bristolbeerfactory.co.uk/independence/ The pub is well worth a visit if you're in the area, and the beer is definitely worth sampling if you see it around.
  11. Rockboy

    Smashing Pumpkins

    I of the Mourning should be on there and also Age of innocence. I saw them on the Machina tour and I of the Mourning was utterly brilliant live.
  12. Love that Argentina shirt.
  13. United fan here, I genuinely felt sorry for Liverpool tonight. I think you needed to score in that first 30 mins when you were dominating. Regarding Ramos, I think he went in hard on Salah to try and rough him up a bit, not genuinely thinking he would put him out of the game. I doubt he was unhappy at the eventual outcome though, the guy is a prize knob. And Karius, I think the second mistake only happened because of the first one. Had he not had the first slip up he probably would have just punched it away, but that first error was playing on his mind, and he fluffed it.
  14. I did turkey on the BBQ this year, with a dry brine beforehand. Went really well, better than my previous standard oven attempts. Tried to maintain temps around 350- 375F, took about 3hrs 20mins for a 6kg bird.
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