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Old 01-28-2010, 01:13 PM   #1
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Hot & Fast Kosmo Butts (pics and a bonus recipe)

Tuesday I did a test butt cook with Kosmo's pork injection. I loved the beef
formula, so I was sure this will be equally good.

I mixed 3/4 cup mix to 3 cups of apricot nectar and injected them evenly.
I then applied a liberal coat of my competition rub and let them marinate for
two hours.

They went on the UDS at 350*.



Two hours into the cook and the two smaller (top) butts (just shy of 7 lbs each)
were at 122* and 124*.

The UDS vents were wide open and running at about an average of 315*, but I
use a water pan, so a lower temp at the grates is expected.

The water was almost gone, so the temp ramps up from here, just like I
want it to.

Note that the money muscles are coloring up nicely.



Three hours in, and I checked the temp on the larger butt on the lower rack
(about 8 lbs). As you can see, it was at 138.6.

The two smaller butts on the top rack were at 154*.



While waiting for the porcine festivities, I cooked up some a quick and easy
beans.

What's hog without beans, right?



Saute a diced medium yellow onion in a little olive oil and garlic salt until
just they are starting to brown around the edges.



Deglaze with about 1/4 cup of apple juice.



Add one can of Bush's "Southern Pit Barbecue" and "Homestyle" beans
(the large can).



Add a few dashes of your favorite hot sauce, cover and cook at very
low heat for about an hour.

Done!



At 4 1/2 hours in the smaller butts were at 181*. Time to wrap these bad boys
with some apple juice!

I double-wrapped the smaller guys with about 1/4 cup of apple juice each, and
I put them back on the top rack.

The larger butt (lower rack) was at 168* so I left it there.

Note that there really isn't much of a plateau when cooking hot-n-fast. The meat
just powers right through it.



At 5 hours and 45 minutes the smaller butts were done (at 197*)

Here is the shot of the finished product.

I must say that I am very impressed with Kosmo's injection. The moisture and
flavor were outstanding. It really boosted the pork taste without even so much
as a hint of an off flavor.

I highly recommend it!

John
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:25 PM   #2
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good report, thanks
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Old 01-28-2010, 01:40 PM   #3
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Looks great as always!

If it weren't High Heat method ... I woulda put the smaller butts on the bottom, then when you remove those ...put the bean pot underneath the bigger ones still cookin.

Awesome!
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Really great presentation! The butts look super, as well.
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Those butts look scrumptious.
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So,did you notice any difference in the meat cooking with the high heat ?
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Thanks for sharing John, the pork and beans both look great. I just ordered the Kiwi knives and now I'd better get some Kosmos headed to Ohio. Thanks again for the review.
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Thanks for the nice comments, guys.

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So,did you notice any difference in the meat cooking with the high heat ?
Nope. I cook my competition butts and brisket hot-n-fast and see no difference in either.

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Yes! Hot and fast!
Looks great!
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Yes! Hot and fast!
Looks great!

Puff old boy, he's talking about cooking!
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Fine looking cook PatioDaddio!
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Looks mighty yummy Daddio.

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I've not used Kosmo's stuff but i have used fab and butchers if you used the others how does the kosmo's stack up.
Fab was the first product I used and I loved it til they decided that it was made of gold!!!!!!!!! (although I now feel the Fab P and B leave a little too much I don't know how to describe it but its like a heavy flavor if that makes any sense)
Currently I'm using butchers and i'm pleased with it but i'm always up for trying something new.

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