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Zrschaef

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Onion to coals while smoking?
« on: June 24, 2021, 07:45:05 PM »
I've seen videos Malcom Reed add onion chunks along with wood chunks to his coals during competitions. Has anyone done this before? Was there any noticeable taste difference? I'm doing a butt tomorrow night and thought about trying it.

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HoosierKettle

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2021, 06:13:55 AM »
Seems like I have tried that along time ago. I donít remember if it did anything or not. I usually do a test run on pork chops when I am experimenting with different smoke flavors. Quick and easy


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SMOKE FREAK

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2021, 06:22:18 AM »
I doubt it flavors the meat as much as it smells great while the meat is cooking.
I've done the same with bunches of rosemary before. Smelled awesome but did nothing to flavor the steak.

Zrschaef

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2021, 09:51:03 AM »
So I tried the onions and I couldn't tell that much of a difference but the wife and inlaws said it's the best yet, so I may keep doing it!

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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #4 on: June 26, 2021, 10:28:47 AM »
It doesnít change the flavor of the meat but it smells really nice while youíre cooking. Itís a nice trick if you have people in the backyard or you want to make your neighbors jealous.


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Dc_smoke309

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2021, 04:28:57 PM »

It doesnít change the flavor of the meat but it smells really nice while youíre cooking. Itís a nice trick if you have people in the backyard or you want to make your neighbors jealous.


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That sounds like something Iím gonna have to try !


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TXFlyGuy

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2021, 05:30:27 PM »
Donít think I want to waste a good onion. We like to eat them grilled.
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Mike in Roseville

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2021, 06:54:56 PM »

Donít think I want to waste a good onion. We like to eat them grilled.

Onions are pretty cheap. Another thing to try: next time you cut some onions, save the tops/bottoms/outer layer (the stuff you donít chop/eat) and toss those on (or under) the coals. Works the same.


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1MoreFord

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Re: Onion to coals while smoking?
« Reply #8 on: June 26, 2021, 08:47:21 PM »
Onions cookin' on the grill is the ole midway carny shop's way of makin' ya hungry at the county/state fair.  Irresistible!!!
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