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Old 01-10-2008, 09:10 AM   #1
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I have reached a Plateau

I have reached a plateau. I have made enough Q in 2007 to stock my freezer with countless bags of ribs, chicken, PP and brisket. I don't want to smoke anything else until I have used up what I have cooked.

Any time I mention thawing out some Q to the kids, I get a thumbs down cuz they are sick of it. The wife agrees with the kids on this one issue.

The problem is that I don't view BBQ in the same light as I used to. I am in the HUNT for the best BBQ that I can produce. That means that I am thinking about what to do differently on the next cook hours before the cook I am doing is done.

Now what ?

I need to be testing some new techniques, rubs, injections and equipment but I am stalled between eating and cooking and this plateau may last a while.

I don't want to give away what I have worked hard to make. Selling Q has never been high on my list.

Maybe someone will pull the plug on the freezer so I can restock it.

Maybe I should get rid of my FoodSaver.

I hope I spelled plateau correctly.......See I am already forgetting what I have learned.
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Old 01-10-2008, 09:31 AM   #2
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well you could make some brunswick stew, the brisket could
be turned in sloppy joes, etc. I do get tired of Q myself
after making a big batch, but I give freezer bags to
friends and family members.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:21 AM   #3
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Sell it to feed the addiction....and then use that money to buy more raw meat.......
Like Cappy said..Q goes into stuff great..use your PP in Italian Gravy, Mexican Food, Baked Beans, ect...then post your stuff in the leftoversection...we need more recipes or Greg will delete it.
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Old 01-10-2008, 10:54 AM   #4
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Why do you think we are all so FAT
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:28 AM   #5
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Cliff offer to cook for a big birthday party or something and sell the Q to them all at once. Then get back to cooking!
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Old 01-10-2008, 12:05 PM   #6
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I feel your pain Cliff. Vividly recall the first bbq cookoff we attended. Got to shooting the bull with an old Moss Back who had been on the comp circuit for a long time. In an effort to make conversation I axed him, "Do yall like to eat bbq?" He say, "Hell boy...my neighbor's dawgs don't even like bbq no mo." Guess you could haul all them leftovers down to the local wino shelter. They prob be glad to get it.

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Old 01-10-2008, 12:19 PM   #7
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Cliff it seems to me friends and neighbors love to get bags of Q.
Or do like BW said and donate it to the winos
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Cliff it seems to me friends and neighbors love to get bags of Q.
Or do like BW said and donate it to the winos
Greg will appriciate it!
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Old 01-10-2008, 11:43 PM   #10
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Thanks for the suggestions and concerns. I may have to call the Fire Station.
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