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Firemunkee

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Smoked meatloaf with question
« on: December 02, 2017, 05:30:15 AM »
This was my first time making meatloaf ever. I followed this recipe https://www.weber.com/US/en/blog/grilled-meatloaf-for-dinner except I subbed out the eggs and milk for apple sauce because of allergies in the house.

Before saucing


After first saucing


Done!


It was really good and my wife was impressed! There wasn't really much of a smoke ring though. I was aiming for something like that in the Weber recipe. Actually the past several things I tried smoke there wasn't much but of a smoke ring. I'm still relatively new to smoking. I didn't do anything different, roughly from fridge to grill, same amount of wood chunks. Exhaust vent over food, coals banked on opposite side. The only thing I can think of is I tried putting the meat as far away from the coals as I could. Would that make it so that less smoke hits it because of the way it rises? Oh I also put on the wood the same time at the meat. It starts smoking nearly immediately but should the wood go on first for a little bit then put the meat on?
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kettlebb

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2017, 06:42:05 AM »
I really like Amazing Ribs dot com. Great science in the art of smoking. Lots of good info if you start reading on this site too.

https://amazingribs.com/more-technique-and-science/more-cooking-science/mythbusting-smoke-ring-no-smoke-necessary


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Meathook

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2017, 06:48:54 AM »
Looks great!
How much applesauce did you use to substitute the eggs & milk?

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Meathook

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #3 on: December 02, 2017, 06:53:27 AM »
What was the heat range and cook time? Could you possibly lower the temps and give it more time to absorb the smoke?

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Larry

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #4 on: December 02, 2017, 07:37:00 AM »
I have smoked meatloaf a few times. I use my 18.5Ē WSM and maintain ~ 250 to 275 F. I cook to an internal temperature of 155 F, let them rest for 10 to 15 minutes. Usually takes about 2 to 2 hrs 15 minutes.


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SMOKE FREAK

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #5 on: December 02, 2017, 09:36:14 AM »
I personally cook meatloaf around 275-300 degrees For food safety reasons...It is ground meat after all...And I don't see how meatloaf would benefit from low and slow...Smoke ring is way over-rated in my book...Does nothing for the flavor at all...Kinda purty but that's all...

Your loaf looks great from here...If the wife likes it then don't change a thing...

Big Dawg

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #6 on: December 02, 2017, 02:55:27 PM »
Yours look good @SMOKE FREAK and if the family is impressed, why change?

Here are some I did a couple of weeks ago.  I did them with the Slow 'n Sear.








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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #7 on: December 02, 2017, 03:59:12 PM »
Those all look great you guys - nice job! I've been hooked on this recipe recently...

Jack'd up Smoked Meatloaf:
https://heygrillhey.com/recipe/jackd-up-smoked-meatloaf/

I've made it 3 times in 3 weeks now :o



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Vette10R

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #8 on: December 02, 2017, 04:05:16 PM »
Looks great!
How much applesauce did you use to substitute the eggs & milk?

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Maybe I missed it but I would also like to know your ratio of applesauce per pound of meat please.

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Firemunkee

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #9 on: December 02, 2017, 07:14:06 PM »
Thanks everyone for the feedback! I cooked it at 300F. I didn't have an exact formula for how much applesauce to sub in. I followed this recipe and used 2TBSP of applesauce, except I had 2lb of meat instead of 1.5lb.

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namtrag

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Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #10 on: December 03, 2017, 05:04:52 AM »
I just use two baskets of charcoal and leave the vents wide open.  I believe it gets the grill to about 350.  It takes a little an hour and a half or so to cook two loaves.  I use this mix from BJís that has beef, pork, and veal.  Iíve used Apple, pecan, and cherry. All are really good, and cherry yields a nice smoke ring. 


Donít forget the bacon wrap!

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foshizzle

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Re: Smoked meatloaf with question
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2018, 01:38:50 PM »

Those all look great you guys - nice job! I've been hooked on this recipe recently...

Jack'd up Smoked Meatloaf:
https://heygrillhey.com/recipe/jackd-up-smoked-meatloaf/

I've made it 3 times in 3 weeks now :o



This recipe attracted me because of the Jack Daniels. I used regular JD in the recipe and JD Tennessee Honey for the sauce. Family loved it but only adjustment next time is a little less pepper flakes in the sauce so itís not so hot. Thanks for mentioning it. 



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