Beer! Will it BBQ?
Will it BBQ? Beer!
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 Beer and letting you know if it will BBQ or not!
Hickory Smoke Powder
Walnut River High Beam
Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout
Tallgrass Raspberry Jam
Delirium Tremens Belgian Pale Ale
Barley Wine Style Ale
InstructionsWell, apparently we just cannot leave well enough alone. In the past we've tried smoking Tea, Coffee and Whiskey and if you haven't seen the videos they were all terrible. I don't mean terrible in some hyperbolic sense, I mean they were hardly drinkable, in fact I don't think I took more than a sip of the tea or coffee, the Whiskey of course could not be wasted and had to be drank. However we have somehow blocked out those experiences and are going to give this another go, this time with Beer! We have selected numerous different styles of beer to see if any of them can benefit from a good smoking. So we did all of these two ways, we tried each one in the smoker and cold smoked for 20 minutes, then put back in the fridge for 20 minutes to cool them back down and we added just a pinch of hickory smoke powder to each and mixed it in until the powder was dissolved. There was some argument over which method was going to cause more carbonation loss, I think it will be the cold smoking since so much surface area is going to be exposed and Austin thinks that mixing in the hickory smoke powder is going to cause us to lose more carbonation. We will find out who was right and if this will BBQ or not?!
So, Will it BBQ?
Good lord no, it will not under any circumstances BBQ nor should you try it! Second worst attempt, only Coffee and Tea were worse in my mind and we couldn’t be any sadder about it!
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PapaSop last edited by
That was awesome…I’ll stick to my cold can and snack stick for some smoke flavor.
Must have been fun trying…Two thumbs up!!!
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This was probably the most entertaining and disappointing video you guys have done yet. I was hoping it could make beer even better, but I will definitely not waste a good beer trying this. No need to reinvent the wheel.
@SierraPete I wish we had been that smart! But honestly, got to make a video about drinking beer so I’m really not complaining even though it was terrible!
My summer sausage is sticking to the casings
@srtcanopy Out of all the imitation we made I think Turkey was my favorite in that it was unique, the ham and beef tasted VERY close to normal bacon, the turkey tasted like something else. I really liked it…speaking of that I have some in my freezer!
@gadahl SHHH dont tell anyone I have too much time on my hands, ESPECIALLY Austin, as far as he is concerned I am 100% busy at ALL TIMES!
I actually just made some dry rubbed bacon for our Cured Whole Muscle Section of the new Meatgistics University! Videos for all the Meatgistics University classes are going live this Monday around 4 pm CST. If you are free join us at waltonsinc.com/live for a live stream where we will being giving away a stuffer, some Waltons hats, some discount codes and we will also be giving out a coupon code so everyone gets something!
@Paynester We did both at basically the same time last year and I absolutely thought the one that we injected with a soluble cure was better. However, I just did a dry rubbed belly and it came out different then how I remember it from last year (less salty and I even said it tasted exactly like normal store bought bacon) so it might have been something I did differently.
Can you give me some more information on your process for the dry rubbed? Did you use the Excalibur Dry Rub Cure or something else? How long did you hold it, how much cure did you use, did you rub the fat cap and remove the skin? More information the better!
@21cedar That’s a great question on the phospshates, I have never thought of that. Let me talk to some people next week and see if there is a scientific reason behind it. I’ll warn you though it probably wont be until later in the week. We are working around the clock to get Meatgistics University ready for our 4 PM (CST) live time on Monday! We’ll have it all ready, just don’t be surprised if you tune in to our live stream at waltonsinc.com/live and Austin and I look a little haggard!
@stan I did a video where I went over how to use a grinder as a stuffer (you can view it here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPIsG8Fp6bw) and some of the disadvantages of it. There are three disadvantages I can think of off of the top of my head right now, it will be a lot slower doing it this way, you won’t be able to stuff really small diameter casings and I dont think it pushes the meat down consistently enough to fill the casings as well as a hand crank stuffer will do.
Those are my thoughts, anyone got a differing opinion or another reason a stuffer is superior?