Friday, December 28, 2012

John Mueller Meat Co. Austin Tx.

 John Mueller Meat Co. is about to open his new bar-b-que trailer in Austin at 6th and Pedernales.  Can't wait. 

Follow him on twitter @JSM_meat 

Monday, December 24, 2012

Russian Cookies, my first attempt...


1 cup butter
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup cup confectioners sugar
2 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup chopped nuts

cream butter, add sugar. mix well. add vanilla, flour and salt. mix well.
fold in chopped nuts. preheat to 350. bake for 12 minutes. while still warm, roll in powder sugar.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Bourbon Smoked Turkey...H-E-B

Prep Time:
45 minutes
Cook Time:
8 - 9 hours
8 servings
1 (12 to 16 lb.) turkey,

* Brine:,
2 gal. water,
3 c. Kosher salt,
3 c. sugar,
1 bunch each: rosemary, sage and thyme,
1 bulb garlic, top sliced off,
1 c. peppercorns,
3 apples, halved,
3 oranges, halved,
1 gal. apple cider,
3 bags ice,
1 large cooler,

* Smoking:,
1 bottle bourbon,
Hickory Smoking Chunks,

1 Brine Turkey: Heat water in stock pot over medium heat. Combine salt, sugar, herbs, garlic and peppercorns. Stir until salt and sugar are completely dissolved.
2 Pour dissolved solution into cooler with cider, fruit and ice. Place turkey in the cooler breast side down. Make sure the turkey stays completely submerged, and the temperature stays below 40°F.
3 Brine the turkey for at least 24 hours. Then remove from brine and pat dry. Rub turkey with oil and any additional seasons.
4 Smoke Turkey: Prepare smoker by lighting wood and prepping coals. The ideal smoking temperature is between 220 and 240°F. While smoker is heating, place wood chips in bowl and soak in bourbon.
5 Once wood has burned into coals and desired temperature has been reached, place the turkey on the smoker. You may want to place a pan under your bird to gather any drippings.
6 The turkey will take on the most smoke flavor and color during the first few hours of smoking. This is when you should place your soaked chips onto the fire. The chips should be damp, but not dripping.
7 Allow 35 to 40 minutes per pound of cook time. When necessary, feed your fire with additional wood. The temperature may rise once new wood has been added. Lifting the lid or opening the flue will help to drop temperature and keep it more consistent.
8 Once your turkey has reached 165°F, remove it from the smoker. Let it rest for 15 to 30 minutes; then carve and serve as desired.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

More from Wayne @LouieMuellerBBQ

Fruita Wood Chunks... update posted in Competition Q Teams......Lounge

  It's not those whom we have attempted to help with our sponsorship program that we have became apprehensive. It's those whom we have not. For their spite and deception has came to haunt us to the point of surrender. We appreciate all those whom participated in out program over the past two years. It is unfortunate that there are others out there that feel they must take advantage of us and raze us of our integrity. We gave when we could and to some that wasn't enough. Those who asked for more than what we had to offer will never understand....... This is a business. I appreciate each and every one of the teams we attempted to support. Unfortunately, there are some of you whom feel we have been deceitful to. It is not you that has resolved our decision to discontinue our sponsorship program. For it is those whom we didn't help that cemented that decision. We gave to teams that we didn't sponsor, and they stabbed us in the back. The likes of Danny Coogle who told us everything we wanted to hear in Kansas City. We donated $200 to his fuel expenses, and listened to him complain about how crappy a particular wood company from GA was. Ten days later, he removed our decal from his trailer and is now endorsing that GA. wood company. He has ridiculed us and attacked us because we picked others over him. We cant make everyone happy. But feel that we can keep from making others mad. By discontinuing our sponsorship program will eliminate the possibility of creating more disconcerting people from this point forward. Again, this has nothing to do with any of the teams we sponsored during the 2012 season. I just wish that we had more participation in our TOY competition. Everything was written in the bylaws that were sent out. We received a sign document from each and everyone one of you stating that you understood the rules and requirement for the TOY program. But still, we were forced to cancel the program due to lack of participation. Some of you feel that we took potential money from you. Don't blame us. Blame those whom didn't participate. They are the one at fault. We only enforced the requirements. We gave and gave and only asked that we receive participation in return. We didn't need to offer a $500 TOY bonus prize but we did. We felt by teams taking the time to submit their score was proof that they were appreciative of what we were offering them. Many failed to do that. Going forward we will be selective in whom we choose to sponsor. It may only be one or two teams and it may be 100% sponsorship. This was our target from the beginning. To be able to sponsor 1 or two teams 100%. What many of you don't understand is that we receive 10-15 calls a week from teams and individuals asking for sponsorships, donations, samples, banners, etc. etc. To be honest we hate to say no, and have helped many. Some have came back for seconds and then have asked us why we gave in the past but wont give now. B this you can see that Its a what have you done for me lately world and not a thank you for your past support one. We wish all of you continued success going forward, and hope you understand our position.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Fruita Wood Chunks... Posted in Competition Q Teams Facebook...

  We are sorry to announce the end of our sponsorship program. It seems that those who were selected became upset because we discontinued our in house competition (TOY). We had two simple requests for each and every team. Fly the banner we purchased specifically for you with your team name and logo on it. Secondly, submit your scores from every competition you entered. We didn't cancel the TOY Competition because of the prizes we were obligated to give away. We were pleased to give away over $400.00 n cash and prizes to Rescue Smokers last year. We simply asked teams to follow the procedure. Yes there were some who did, but the majority didn't. There was a requirement that at the minimum of 50% of the teams must participate. Out of the 12 teams we sponsored only 4 were actually participating. We had no choice but to cancel JUST the in house TOY competition. We still supported the teams and lived up to our end of the deal. It was the teams that decided to completely vacate the program. This is the second year in a row that this has happened. I will assume that we are doing something wrong, and take full responsibility. However, I am seeing a lot of greed on the other side. It seems they beg and beg to get a sponsorship. They tell you how great your products are and how they will never use any other product. Then when our decision on whom we are sponsoring doesn't include them you never hear from the again. They even go as far as endorsing other products on their Facebook pages. I recall reading an article in the KCBS Bullsheet last month. Front page. Well that article doesn't just apply to the average Joe attending the competitions. It can easily apply to those Competition Teams who tell you everything you want to hear. But when it doesn't benefit them, they run like wild fire. We have been more than generous with what we offered and ALWAYS gave each team what they asked for. WE even went out of our way to help a couple of other teams out to get to competitions. Yet they have decided that since we would not give them a full sponsorship, they no longer want to display our logo on their trailer.
This isn't directed to every team out there. There majority of you who we deeply appreciate. This is just to let you know how frustrating owning a business can be, and how there are so many folks out there wanting to take advantage of you when ever they can.
We thank all of you for helping us become the leader in the Smoking Wood industry. We will always give everyone the best quality product at the best possible price. We just cant continue to be taken advantage of with a sponsorship program any longer.

BBQ with Franklin... The Cook...