I use a modified version of this cook when I cook low and slow on Weber grills. Only difference is I don’t perfectly arrange them like Gus does. I just dump the desired of briquettes out and push them up along the sides. For illustration purposes you’ll grasp the concept of the snake method of achieving low consistent temps without having to fuss with the vents by checking out his blog post (its pic heavy and concise)
I pretty much followed the recipe from serious eats Except I added some oregano and garlic powder to the mix. Also I think the recipe can be improved if you partially cook the bacon before hand and buddy Craig Kimberley suggested using a pork/beef mix instead of straight ground chuck.
These were awesome and I’d do them all over again the same way with either of teh ingredients if that’s all I had on hand.
Mix one lb and a half of 80/20 ground beef, two lightly beaten eggs and 3/4 cups seasoned panko bread crumbs and added oregano and garlic powder.
Roll into 1 inch balls and wrap with a half a strip of bacon securing the bacon with a tooth pick. next dust with your favorite BBQ Rub. I used Famous Daves BBQ Rub.
Next set up the PK 360 for high heat indirect cooking. A full chimney of hot coals on one side, all vents wide open. Let the pit come up to temp. Once over 300 degrees, place a sheet of tin foil on the charcoal grate to catch the drippings and keep your grill clean. Place the cooking grate on and arrange the moink balls about an inch apart on the opposite side of the grill from the coals so they are not over any coals. Add wood chips to your charcoal for smoke and close the lid. After twenty minutes you should have some nice browning action on your moink balls.
Next mop your balls with a nice sweet BBQ rub. I happened to use Sweet Baby Rays, you use whatever you have on hand.
Close the lid again for about 5-7 minutes to let that sauce set up on your balls.
@craigkimberley and I both agreed, these will be on the menu for Superbowl.
Malcom Reed has what I consider to be one of the best YouTube channels for all your BBQ needs-
Malcom explains everything concisely without pretense and the videos are edited so you can follow along without having to sit through the entire process. He hits the main points and sends you on your way. He also happens to sell great BBQ Rubs under the Killer Hogs Brand which you can find here on Amazon
The BBQ Rub is excellent. I highly recommend it and may go in for the five lb bag if anyone wants to split it up with me.
This cook was pretty straightforward. 250 degrees. Ribs cooked offset the coals. Charcoal arranged with the snake method. Apple chips for smoke. Foil under the ribs to collect the drippings. After 3.5, hours wrap in foil with a couple of squirts of BBQ sauce. Back on the grill for another 2 hours. When checking to see if they’re done I use a pair of tongs and lift the ribs from about the halfway point of the ribs. If they bend easily I know they are done. Another way to tell if they’re done is if the bark separates when you bend them.
Be sure to click through to see the before and after photos on his Instagram posts shown below. The beesqax and mineral oil really brings out the grains in the wood.
Reverse Sear Tenderloin On The @pkgrills #pk360. Lightly coat with Olive Oil. Thinly slice up garlic and insert tip of knife every three or four inches to slide garlic slivers in. Coarse salt, black pepper, gunpowder seasoning and Montreal Steak Seasoning. Set up PK 360 for offset smoking with a chimney and a half of unlit charcoal in the right side of the pit. Cherry wood for smoke. Place 10 briquettes in chimney and get them glowing red and dump on one corner of the unlit charcoal. Close lid and wait for temps to come up to 200 degrees. Once pit reaches 200 lay a sheet of foil or aluminum tray on charcoal grate underneath where the tenderloin will sit to catch drippings. Set cooking grate on, place tenderloin above the foil on opposite side from the coals. Place remote temperature probe in the thickest part of the tenderloin and close the lid. Close the bottom vent under the meat side and close the top vent over the coals. Close the top vent over the meat about half way or more to keep pit temps in the smoking range between 200-250. You may have to adjust the vents if you see the pit temps spike past 275. Really anything between 200-275 I wouldn’t bother fussing with the vents. Once the remote digital thermometer reads 115 open the lid, knock the dust off the coals that are going and use your tongs to make sure you have an even later of good hit coals. Next, take the tenderloin from the offset side and place them over the coals to get a nice sear. Maybe 30 seconds, then roll it, 30 seconds then roll again, till all sides have the color you want. Next take it off, loosely wrap in foil making sure there’s a little air gap to let out steam. Let sit up to a couple hours before slicing. Make sure to collect the juices in the bottom of the foil. That’s liquid gold. Pour it over your sliced tenderloin. This method will produce edge to edge perfect rare tenderloin with an incredibly flavorful crust. We usually do rib roast the same exact way and it’s fantastic. This is actually even better.
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Been on the kettle and approaching 160 degrees. Realized I don’t have any beef stock for braising liquid. Reached out to the members on http://www.bbqbrethren.com and came up with this mixture.
Prepped the St Louis pork ribs by first trimming off the silverskin membrane, light slather of mustard to hold the rub and then hit it with my pork rub.
Next filled right side of PK 360 with a full chimney of unlit coals. Placed 10 briquettes in the chimney to get going and dumped on one corner of the unlit coals and sprinkled on some cherry wood for smoke. Put down a sheet of tin foil and aluminum trays on the charcoal grate under where the ribs will be placed on the opposite side of the grill from the coals. Fill the foil pan a quarter of the way with warm water to help retain a moist smoking environment. The foil will keep the bottom of the grill easy to clean from the fat drippings that will render throughout the low and slow cooking session.
Place a remote thermometer in , leave all the vents wide open and wait for the pit to come up to 200 degrees. Once it does place a rib rack over the foil pan and bend the ribs into the slots making sure they don’t touch each other so all sides of the meat get exposed to the smoke. If they touch, in those spots they are touching you won’t develop bark.
Once you have your ribs placed, close the lid close the bottom left vent and the top right vent. This will draw air up from the bottom of the PK 360, through the coals and wood and the smoke that is a result will pass over your ribs out the top vent on the opposite side of the grill. It forces the air flow the way you want it when smoking meat.
It was extreme cold here so those were the vent settings that allowed the coals to burn at a rate that resulted in 250 pit temps throughout the cook without having to adjust the vents. If it was 80 degrees outside instead of 8 degrees I’d simply choke down those two vents a little more to keep the pit temps in the smoking range rather than hotter for direct grilling.
This cook was pretty much set it and forget it, the PK 360 held the temps like a champ despite the frigid cold temps