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Yelrampfishing
09-09-2012, 10:55 AM
Hello All,

my first ever lamb smoke today and my first ever attempt at uploading
pictures, so please be gentle if I've messed up somewhere. I'm not
too proud to take criticism / advice from all you experts so please let
Me know how you think I've done:

The Cobb getting started:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/4f41f982ecf0a1119d990f07e4f72ffd.jpg

Charcoal on. These are Australian heat beads which I find burn hotter
and cleaner than whatever else is available here in the UK:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/646385354b9bcfb2534b581387760010.jpg

These are the chips I'll be using:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/20b0cefd20a5378cfc5f50455321af13.jpg

Just added a few wood chips as I don't want to overpower the delicate lamb
flavour:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/56e83713ed7b9309e6df30db6c3f6b5d.jpg

Added the shoulder. Marinated in EVOO, fresh rosemary & thyme with some
crushed garlic for about 3 hours in the refrigerator:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/4a541c60a58b5a6b6415f88839237e1b.jpg

Cobb all closed up with lamb inside. Nice slow smoke thing going on too:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/d1edc0e528ba6e374cd760a2d3f22a7a.jpg

Opened up after an hour and turned the shoulder. Smells amazing!!

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/d25d64f1fd5e32287e525fa6014f53a3.jpg

After another 2 1/2 hours undisturbed. I really like that pink finish at the edges:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/c53d9751e957a78ca94ddf7c2066dbf5.jpg

This is all that's left of the heat beads. Not bad for over 3 hours cooking!:

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/4ad0e3b8662ec7b5a4ea0486871729fe.jpg

Woo-hoo!! That pink isn't rare, it's smoke!! Very pleased with the look, now just
the taste test..... :

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/fbdbf922a30b34694e2ee59b7f8bb1a1.jpg

The finished plate with devilled eggs, coleslaw, salad???, new potatoes with mayo
and that wonderful lamb. Smoke flavour was just right. I was worried I hadn't used enough
wood but this is great. Not overpowered and still got all that subtle lamb taste. I'll
definitely be doing this again soon especially considering how economical the Cobb
is with the charcoal and smoking wood. I hope you all enjoy this.

Phil

http://i194.photobucket.com/albums/z317/yelrampfishing/Smoking/d1ef12d4a2697d7f6f8ed4bd9b5bc321.jpg


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SmokyOkie
09-09-2012, 11:14 AM
You were reading my mind when you cooked that! Most excellent, and :sign0016: to The Joint!

:Drool2::Drool2::Drool2::Drool2::Drool2:

tomshoots
09-09-2012, 11:19 AM
Good job there Phil!!

BluDawg
09-09-2012, 02:36 PM
:woohoo: :Drool2: looks fantastic I like that little pit pretty interesting. That sprig of rosemary in the bottom for a little punch is a nice touch

kingkoch42
09-09-2012, 02:44 PM
:wow: and :sign0016:

Looks utterly fantastic.

Thanks for sharing !

Bubblehead
09-09-2012, 04:48 PM
Most excellent, my friend! I've looked at those little cobb cookers before but never owned one.

How do you like it?

Vermin99
09-10-2012, 12:27 AM
Nicely done!!!

Yelrampfishing
09-10-2012, 02:19 AM
Most excellent, my friend! I've looked at those little cobb cookers before but never owned one.

How do you like it?

Thanks for all the positive comments, I'm blushing.... bl@

I think it's a great little cooker and just the job for small
quantity smokes. There's just the two of us at home now so
no need for huge cook-out's anymore. The Cobb is really easy
and quick to start too. I can be cooking within 15 minutes of
having the thought.

It performs well as a roaster and grill too which is handy
when you want something a little bit quicker. The only
slight downside is that it can be a bit of a mission to clean
afterwards. The marketing says throw it into the dishwasher
but I find that a scouring pad and elbow grease are what's
really necessary. (Maybe I'm a bit OCD about keeping it
clean??)

I'd certainly recommend it but of course, it's not going to do
the same job as a WSM or an offset smoker.

Phil.

Buzzwinder
09-10-2012, 06:24 PM
Great looking cook Phil, that lamb looks outstanding! Just one more thing to add to my to-do list! Looks Great!

BigAL
09-13-2012, 06:42 AM
Looks fantastic!!!:thumbs up:

I need a nap after just look'n at that plate! :Drool2:

Bubblehead
09-13-2012, 05:40 PM
Cheers Mate! Thanks for the info!:msn-wink:


Thanks for all the positive comments, I'm blushing.... bl@

I think it's a great little cooker and just the job for small
quantity smokes. There's just the two of us at home now so
no need for huge cook-out's anymore. The Cobb is really easy
and quick to start too. I can be cooking within 15 minutes of
having the thought.

It performs well as a roaster and grill too which is handy
when you want something a little bit quicker. The only
slight downside is that it can be a bit of a mission to clean
afterwards. The marketing says throw it into the dishwasher
but I find that a scouring pad and elbow grease are what's
really necessary. (Maybe I'm a bit OCD about keeping it
clean??)

I'd certainly recommend it but of course, it's not going to do
the same job as a WSM or an offset smoker.

Phil.