Peanut Butter! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Peanut Butter!
In this segment we pose the question and the answer to Will it BBQ? So much more than just hamburgers, hot dogs, and other meats can be BBQ'd, Grilled, or Smoked. And, this is where we try out unique ideas for cooking on a grill or smoker. This week we are BBQ'ing Peanut Butter and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!
16 oz Peanut Butter
16 oz Fluff or Marshmellow Spread
2 pieces of sandwich bread
InstructionsEmpty your peanut butter jar, or however much you want to smoke (a serving of peanut butter is generally a little over an ounce) into a foil pan. Set your smoker to somewhere around 120° and smoke for 1 hour. Since the PK 100 does not have humidity control I am adding a bowl of water to keep some moisture in the chamber. I decided that the best way to try this would be with a favorite sandwich of mine as a kid, we called them Fluffernutters but some people apparently call them Peanut Butter and Fluff Sandwiches but that name is so incredibly boring that I almost fell asleep while typing it. Once your peanut butter is smoked spread the desired amount onto a piece of bread and then spread the desired amount of fluff on the other piece, close the sandwich and enjoy! Since we smoked almost the entire jar I just put the leftover amount back in the jar when we were done so now we have smoked Peanut Butter for whenever we want it!
So, Will it BBQ?
We decided to make one sandwich out of the smoked peanut butter and one made from normal peanut butter so we could have something to compare it to and it was a good thing we did it this way as the first taste did not bring up a ton of smoke, however after comparing it to the regular sandwich I realized that the peanut butter had picked up smoke but it was more subtle than I had expected. I love this type of sandwich that I was going to be happy with this no matter what but I do think the smoky peanut butter added something to it! So, in the end this was a yes it will BBQ!
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New to the forum and excited to learn! Looking to smoke my first batch of summers on my smoker. I noticed they have strings for hanging, but my smoker is set up more like a traditional barrel grill.
Questions: If I lay my summers on the grate of the smoker, will the casings burst/burn?
Thanks in advance!
The article does not cover when to cold smoke a cured ham. I have 16 wild hog hams in brine as of last night. I need to know at what point do I put them in the smoke house for this phase of the process.
For this version of Landjaeger, we did actually cook it. It could be made differently, but for our entry level MeatgisticsU course, it’s easier and safer to give instructions on doing a proper thermal processing. (Someday we will have to try to get to doing a completely traditional dry cured version.)
Smoked Meat Stabilizer and Sodium Erythorbate are similar to each other, but definitely not a replacement for a real cure, like Sure Cure. They simply act as cure accelerators, speeding up the conversion of nitrite in sausage during thermal processing. Using an accelerator (like one of these, or Encapsulated Citric Acid) allows you to skip the holding stage after stuffing and go straight into the smokehouse.
In the ‘Meat Block’ you don’t list using a cure. The packet of Landjaeger seasoning I purchased came with a packet of Cure.
As this is a sausage that is ment to be consumed without cooking shouldn’t a cure be used. I know you put in the wrap up about using Smoked Meat Stabilizer or Sodium Erythorbate are they equivalent to using a true cure.
You shouldn’t have a noticeable difference in stuffing based upon the difference of using a grinder or a bowl chopper.
Your biggest help in making stuffing easier will be using plenty of water. At least 1 quart per 25 lb meat block, but up to 2 quarts is even better. And, your lean to fat ratio will make a difference. Leaner meat will be harder to stuff while a higher fat content will make things easier. Keep the meat as cold as possible too and that will help make things a little easier to stuff as well.
I would continue to use the grinder and just add a little more water to the mixture and make sure you lube the gasket and you should be good to go. Although you could definitely use the Buffalo chopper and just add ice instead of straight water and that should help.