Monthly Archives: October 2006

Scott Adams: Good News Day

The Dilbert Blog: “As regular readers of my blog know, I lost my voice about 18 months ago. Permanently. It’s something exotic called Spasmodic Dysphonia. Essentially a part of the brain that controls speech just shuts down in some people, usually after you strain your voice during a bout with allergies (in my case) or some other sort of normal laryngitis. It happens to people in my age bracket.”

Weekend Smoke: Pork and Salmon

We’ve got friends coming over tonight so it’s time to trot out the smoker. I’ve got it up to 240˚F and the vents at the bottom set at 50% closed, placing half a loaf pan of beans and 4 butterfly pork cops on the racks. The pan is 1/2 full and absorbing a fair amount of heat, but I jammed more of the pre-fired charcoal on top of the unlit briquets, trying to compensate for the drizzle/sprinkles and the 51˚F outside temp.

The goal is to cook the chops low and slow, ideally about an hour and a half at 240˚F and then add the salmon near the end to let it go for an hour.

Wish me luck!