Picked up a growler of Amber yesterday from my local brewery (man does not live by Jim Beam alone) and needed something to smoke with it. Decided on a turkey breast since that would take longer and give me ample time to put a dent in the growler
What the hell is a growler? We’re not talking about the USS Growler, a small iceberg, a four-wheeled hansom cab from England, a sexual offender or any of the other slang phrases associated with the word – there are many. We’re talking about that which carries fresh beer from a brewery to your house. Growlers are filled straight from the tap, sealed with a twist-cap. Almost all brewpubs sell growlers these days, as do many breweries. And regardless of its true origin the growler is a great way to take home some fresh brew from a local brewery or brewpub.
Here’s the growler and the breast rubbed with a little Roasted Garlic EVOO and some spice
PID set to 250º, vent wide open, 3 hours of smoke (1 to 1 pecan/apple)
Turkey breast was only 6.4 lbs and took 3 hours to reach IT of 162º
Since it only took 3 hours, my bad, wound up with a 3 hour FTC instead of my preferred 1.5 to 2 hours.
Here’s the growler minus a couple of pints and the breast after FTC.
The $$$$ shot … plated with some steamed tatters, green beans, gravy and washed down with a pint of Amber
This is fun!!! I should pick up another growler
Here’s a shot of the growlers I collected this summer while visiting British Columbia, Yukon Territory, and Alaska.
Best part is all that great beer I got to taste before getting one filled and then drinking the one I chose