Monday, 13 October 2014

How cold is that ocean?

A surprisingly mild 15 C at Hirtle's Beach this morning.  

No hood or gloves, delightful!

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Saturday, 29 March 2014

How cold is that ocean? Not as cold as last week!

Current ocean temp.: 3.5 C
Air temp.: 10 C

Feet temp. after 2 hours surfing: not cold

Everything's coming up Millhouse!

Friday, 21 February 2014

Monday, 3 February 2014

Thursday, 12 December 2013

Scrape, shiver....mutter...

Upper Kingsburg, NS
Nov. 15, 2013

I haven't been taking many pictures lately, here's a typical winter morning scene.  I'm one of the few maniacs looking forward to the snow on Sunday.  Now where did I put my ski boots?........

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Smokenator 1000 Beef Brisket

Thanks to my new Smokenator 1000, I am able to get the kettle temperature below 250 F, welcome to flavour country!  If you have a Weber bbq, pick up one of these muthas!

Brisket begins

The finished product.  

I smoked the brisket with oak chunks I dug out of last year's firewood pile.  Don't believe everything 'purists' say, the smoke did not impart a bitter or weird flavour.  I was very pleased with the results, check out that smoke ring!  I'm glad I planned ahead and had the brisket marinating in the rub for 24 hours, great flavour.

When the recipe says 7-8 hour cooking time, they ain't kiddin'.  I smoked it for ~5 hours and had to finish it in the oven.  Lesson learned.