Smoking ruined dinner tonight.

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  1. CustomDave

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    So, I am pretty new to pipe smoking. Been at it about a month I guess and really enjoying it.

    Tonight I decided to grill some KC strip steaks I had bought earlier this week. Nicely trimmed thick cut. They looked mouthwatering. I consider myself to be pretty good at grilling and BBQing in general. Smoking and grilling meats is a true family tradition and something I have known how to do for as long as I can remember. I can't remember the last time I ruined a meat on the grill before tonight.

    So Tonight when I light up the grill I decide to light up the pipe with my new favorite blend called Irish Whiskey from a local B&M. Once the coals were at the right temp I threw the steaks on (off heat cooking of course) and added a few wood chips to give a bit of smokey flavor. About that time I noticed how well the pipe had been smoking up to that point. For the first time I could really taste some flavor and was getting no bite whatsoever. It was fantastic. I just relaxed in the chair on the deck and listened to some blues music. Really enjoying the pipe for the first time. After a few songs I got up and flipped the steaks. They were still looking good at this point, and the toby was still tasting great. I sat back in the chair enjoying the music and the pipe. Only had to re light it once, which was a real treat for me. Everything pipe wise was going better than ever. Then I realized the bowl was empty and wondered how long I had been sitting there. I rushed over to check the steaks. While not burned they were definitely well done. :thumbsdown: I prefer a pretty rare cooked steak.

    Lesson learned today: Smoke after dinner not while cooking it. Unless it is something that takes a bit to cook like ribs. :bigyellowgrin:
     


  2. Sasquatch

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    Been there, done that, completely killed some sausages.
     
  3. yinyang

    yinyang Some rim charring is to be expected.

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    Food? Who cares? You had a sublime pipe 'smoke'. All else pales in comparison. (Besides, rare steaks suck.)
     
  4. Tsurugi

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    That sounds both great and horrible at once.
    I like a rare steak too btw.
     
  5. tsgourley

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    Sounds like a great weight loss strategy for me, too. Hungry? Smoke a pipe while cooking and soon your food will be too charred to eat!
     
  6. akohtz

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    I've gotten 'distracted' when grilling before and some fairly expensive cuts of meat suffered the consequences. I hate that.

    - Andrew
     
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    Welcome to PSF and see my sig line below.
     
  8. Puff The Magic

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    Congratz! You got caught up in the moment of a "nirvana smoke"! They don't come by so often that you forget everything that's going on except what's in the bowl............that is unless it always happens and that's a different diagnosis altogether! Great smoke will get you through more than a well cooked steak. Next time, try multi-tasking.........smoking the pipe and grilling too! You'll enjoy it better!

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    Ed Puff!
    cogito ergo puff
     
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