2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by The Czar » March 21st, 2016, 12:32 pm

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 21st, 2016, 2:25 pm

Boy Pete, I think you better just put it in the fridge.


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Frank_Cox » March 23rd, 2016, 2:23 pm

I'm just sayin.....
better be some for me! :rulz:
nobody understands the fish dip quite like TheCzar and I..... well maybe Rodcrafter.... cuz he made it.... :beer:


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 23rd, 2016, 7:54 pm

I'm glad you guys enjoyed it Frank. I'm making some tomorrow for the gathering my friends are having this weekend at the same fish camp we were at in November. We are going to have 25 men at this one. It has a recovery focus.


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by bbroper » March 24th, 2016, 4:22 pm

Ok... for those of us who could not make the FL gathering and those of us who cannot be in PA on 4/8 and 4/9. Do we get a recipe for this most esquisit fish dip that has been raved about?

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Dirtytires » March 24th, 2016, 11:07 pm

Looks like we need a "mole" to sacrifice their current weekend plans, fly to pa on a certain any takersweekend, infiltrate the elusive smoker clan and secretively steal the coveted recipe.

Any interest?



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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by bbroper » March 24th, 2016, 11:37 pm

I have to be in Allentown PA that following Monday and I have been trying to figure out how to rearrange the trip so I can be there on Friday... but haven't been lucky enough yet.

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 26th, 2016, 5:22 am

I will post a detailed thread when I get back to my laptop. I don't know if it has to have everything in it that I put in it. But it seems to hit the spot for every one so I will keep doing it this way


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by thague90 » March 26th, 2016, 7:40 am

God, this thing sounds fun. Fish dip has peaked my interest for sure. I'll be right in the middle of moving into a new house though. Fiancée wouldn't be happy with me if I bailed on that.


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2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 28th, 2016, 7:20 am

This is the way I do it, when it comes to "Smoked Fish Dip"

Begin with a simple brine about 2 quarts of cold water, 1/4 cup salt, 1/2 cup brown sugar, mix until completely dissolved.
Add as much fish as you want to use, this much brine will cover about 5 – 5.5 lbs. of fish in a large mixing bowl. Place a quart size bag of ice on top of the fish to hold it down in the brine, place in fridge for about 3 hours.
Rinse with cold water and pat dry, either use foil pan or foil with a Bradley rack above it. And put it in the smoker at 225*, I use oak wood allow the fish to get to 145* remove and let rest for 30 minutes in cooler.
I chop the fish up so that it will mix well, without making it too fine; try to save as much of the texture as you can.

2 ½ – Cups of smoked fish (Amber Jack and Black Fin Tuna 50/50)
¼ - pound cream cheese (room temp)
¼ - cup Greek peppers / Pepperoncini peppers (minced)
½ - tsp paprika
1/4 – tsp Cayenne pepper
5 oz – Trinidad Habanero pepper sauce (mild)
¼ - cup real mayonnaise

Upon serving on Ritz crackers, just because we all know everything is better on a Ritz.
I add a few drops of Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce or a mild pickled jalapeno slice, to mine and whoever else is a bit more on the wild side.

I buy the hot sauce from Hot sauce world dot com, by the gallon as you can see I like the dip.

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Pete Mazz » March 28th, 2016, 4:31 pm

Hmm, another thing to try the candied jalapenos with. I better stock up on Ritz crackers.


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 28th, 2016, 7:22 pm

I bet that would be good on it


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Dirtytires » March 28th, 2016, 7:48 pm

Thanks much....and I didn't have to resort to my private detective!

Sounds great.....



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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 29th, 2016, 11:17 am

You're welcome, we learn all sorts of stuff at these gatherings. I made some breakfast treats for my friends last weekend, that I learned at my first gathering. I call them Gizmos breakfast.

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This is what they look like when my friend pulls one of the racks out.


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Dirtytires » March 29th, 2016, 3:24 pm

Definitely interested in attending. Unfortunately, I'm too far away to make the event this time. I'll hope the next one is a little farther west, tho I realize we are worldwide and you can't make everyone happy.

Just hope that someone is able to log some of the ideas, foods and laughs so that we can all gain a little knowledge.

Have fun, and someday hope to meet some of this group.



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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » March 29th, 2016, 5:08 pm

I have heard we are going west next time. I believe that will be in the Fall.


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by forty_creek » March 29th, 2016, 6:36 pm

I agree dirty!


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Pete Mazz » April 7th, 2016, 5:08 am

Let the games begin!

What's a SmokerBuilder gathering without ABTs? 36 jalapenos later, 2 flavors of bacon wrapped goodness. Into the freezer and waiting till company comes!
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I made a big bowl of coleslaw just in case there's some ribs or pulled pork or brisket or....

Since it's going to be a little chilly here this weekend I'm making a pot of chili, along with a couple trays of cornbread of course!
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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » April 7th, 2016, 5:43 am

I don't know about you guys but some folks are going to be very happy with Pete.


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Frank_Cox » April 7th, 2016, 1:05 pm

Me and TheCzar heading your way Pete....
We are 40 miles from Indianapolis

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Pete Mazz » April 7th, 2016, 2:16 pm

Cool!!!

The RV's in the driveway! Beer's in the fridge. Neighbors have been warned. Did I mention we're smoking pastramis and chuckies??? :biggrillin:


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » April 7th, 2016, 2:46 pm

:beer: :LG: :beer:


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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

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Re: 2016 Smoker Builder Gathering #1

Post by Rodcrafter » April 7th, 2016, 4:09 pm

Rolling rolling rolling


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