Chilebrown at home

Friday, May 22, 2009


One person's trash is another's treasure. My good friend from work, Dr. Love (Don't Ask!), was cutting down a Peach tree. He was more than glad to give me as much of the fallen wood as I wanted. What is one to do with cut down peach tree wood besides build a fire? This wood is perfect for using in the smoker. Peach wood will yield a mellow, and somewhat sweet smoke profile. Not only does this wood produce lovely smoke in my cookers, it gives one an excuse to play with a chain saw. 'Men and their toys'. The wood was cut into 2-4 inch rounds. It was then split with a hatchet. Chicken Wings will be cooked on the Smokenator 1000 for a taste test to this peachy adventure.

Before we start cooking, I would like to bring up a controversial question to my fellow barbeque enthusiast. Bark On? or Bark Off?. There seems to be a little squabble. Some people say that leaving the bark on the smoking wood will leave a bitter taste. Some people proclaim, it does not matter. I remove the bark, if it is easily removed. Otherwise, my party lines go straight- down -the -middle. What do you think?

Salt & Pepper was the only pre-preparation for these wings.
The wings were smoked for 2 hours at 225-250 degrees . The wings were removed from the smoking chamber and reserved. A hotter fire was stoked to finish the wings. Once the heat was up to temperature the wings were crisped up about 1-2 minutes on each side. A bottled barbeque sauce was applied.

Jumpin Jeebus Jehoshaphat are these wings good. They are peachy fine. They are smoky and juicy. I am going to run to the store and find something else to smoke, as soon as the couch releases me.


chilebrown said...

You know what I just want do dance!!

Zoomie said...

I'm not qualified to offer a barkon/barkoff opinion but I could render an opinion about those wings if I was lucky enough to have some... :-)

Chilebrown said...

Oh Zoomie, You are such a dreamer. Your Beloved and I were hanging with Narsai.
I am not sure what to do next?

Chilebrown said...

Zoomie, the couch just released me. When daylight breaks and the stores open, I am going to buy a zoo full of meat. Then I will fire up the smoker. Give me a call and I will deliver.

cookiecrumb said...

Very good. We both laughed at the "release" line.

So, oranges tomorrow? You can peel, halve and grill them!