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The Puckerbrush Irregular Vol. 6-17

Activity Preview for the Secret Hideout

I am riggin’ down for 2 weeks of off time at the Secret Hideout.  That will amount to 162 days 24/7 without a day off. That is not a personal record; nor even close but as I get older I try to work smarter – not harder.

With that thought still fresh, you got fair warning the posts for the next two weeks may be variable.  I don’t tote the laptop out to the Church Smoker when it is operational and I don’t type worth a damn with a cold beer in my fist.  

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I Cook At Night

Regular readers know we have always favored Memphis style BBQ around this house – that was Little Blondie’s doing. I grew up 80 miles north of Memphis so that style was home cooking ambrosia to me. But, you know, I have traveled this whole country and I can dig that South Carolina style BBQ as well.

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We Interrupt Our Regular Programming...

Setting up yet again at an oil field gate……..

I have several of the Terlingua Reprise posts in the hole for future publishing but some folks are curious about what is happening in the here and now.  It is pre-dawn on Easter Sunday and as hoped, traffic through our gate is non-existent. I’ll take the break.  So yes, we are back to work at a an oil field gate that is not so much different than others we have worked and left.  We are outside of Carizzo Springs– right in the edge of the Eagle Ford but still in

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Good Eats - A Pictorial Essay

The Masterbuilt Electric Smoker continues to be a huge hit.  I now realize the key to a good piece of smoked meat is a smoker that is easy to use  — you will use it more and get better at it.  Checking in folks at the gate affords the perfect opportunity to do a little smoking in the side.


Chicken breast with smoked potatoes



Pork ribs and potatoes



Hellacious rack of ribs



On the plate with some Mexican creamed corn



8lb pork butt


Dammit that's good! Pulled pork sandwiches,cole saw,kosher dill strips



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