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    Default Hot Candied Nuts!

    Oh man, did I screw up. I slopped together a concoction tonight and didn't measure a thing. I just took a sample and it was fabulous. I'm sure I'll never be able to reproduce it!

    Thought I'd take advantage of the 12 degree weather and cold smoke some cheese for a snack day tomorrow at work. I had also gotten some mixed nuts that I wanted to smoke. So I mixed the following in the wok over medium high heat:
    34 oz mixed nuts
    hot bacon grease (about 1/4 cup)
    few dashes of soy sauce
    1/3 bottle Cayenne hot drops (3 fl oz "dat'l do-it" brand)
    (stir in well before adding anything else)
    1.5 handfuls of brown sugar
    dry mustard powder
    chili powder
    cayenne powder
    red pepper flake
    honey

    Cooked, stiring regularly, for about 20 minutes. Then put them in the cold smoker. They've been smoking for about 3 1/2 hours with apple chips. I'm gonna let them go for another hour then pull them. I'm tellin' you the balance between heat and sweet was perfect. I'll never get it right again!

    Too cold to take the camera outside. I'll take some shots when I bring them in.
    Josh
    AKA: Geek with Fire


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    Pulled the nuts off the smoker at about the 4 hour mark. Here's the results:





    They look sticky, but are really more like a brittle. Since they were a little warm I layed them out on some plastic wrap to cool flat and separate. In any event, they took on smoke very nicely. The smoke compliments the spice in a big bad way.
    Josh
    AKA: Geek with Fire


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    Dang they look tasty Josh! Now you have to do more and keep at it until you get the proportions right.
    "If you can't smell smoke it ain't a barbeque joint" peculiarmike

    TQJ Plankowner

    "Life's tough.....It's even tougher if you're stupid."
    - John Wayne

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    Looks great, Josh! Like Mike said, now you just need to get that recipe down.
    Rob - TX Sandman
    Plank Owner, TQJ

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    Another one for the "to do list"...
    Chuck

    http://cookinwithchuck.blogspot.com Updated 01/10/10

    Midnight Blue Smokers - Ft. Worth, Texas

    Q Joint Plank Owner.

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    Josh, I'll PM my addy to you and you can send me some. Then as a favor for a friend, I'll review them for you.

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    Man I love those technical recipes. Josh - those look great! Let us know when you get it down.
    Plank Owner ..................
    I didn't fight my way to the top of the food chain to be a vegetarian!



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    Looks great!! Keep us posted!! Jeff

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    "I slopped together a concoction tonight and didn't measure a thing."

    I've done that countless times and have regretted it often. Those look great!
    Kev
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    Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
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