Knowing that hurricane Fiona was likely to hit Nova Scotia I did some meal preps, one thing I made a chicken stew and had that for breakfast and lunch the first day without power, had the same thing on the second day. It was a case of quick open the fridge grab what you need and shut that door. I wasn't going to touch the freezers. I did have a down comforter to put over the basement freezers. Late Sun. afternoon the power came on then Mon. my internet. I still had pasta and sauce in the fridge from the pre Fiona day prep so that's what I had today for lunch. Picked a lot from the garden before the storm, tomatoes and made sauce, my peppers and cukes. I also made a loaf of bread to use for cucumber sandwiches. I have friends who do not expect to have things restored until Thurs. so I was lucky.
Here is Fiona pasta-
I went into town to checkout generators and saw this on the way-
I appreciate the thoughts and advice. I have a move, out west, planned once I sell a commercial property that is listed. I'm not as patient as I could be about that. I would be easier, and maybe even cheaper, to wait and have a new KK shipped to the new house when we buy it. I'll keep my eyes open for a used one, and order a new one if I haven't bought one by the time I move. Cheers
I usually recommend watching the three videos by Aaron Franklin on You Tube. He uses a stick burner but most applies. I cook at 225-250. Rub of choice. Wrap (I use pink butcher’s paper) at about 160°-165°F. Continue cooking until probe tender (usually about 203°F for me). Wrap in a towel, stick in cooler for a minimum of 1 hr but I prefer at least 2 hrs. On my egg I do use the plate setter for indirect cooking on the KK I have a double bottom drip pan which is probably what I would consider using. My KK is new enough that I haven’t done a full packer on it yet. I have done lots of them on the egg (and while camping on a Traeger).
P.S. I did a shallow dive down the rabbit hole to understand more about why some copper pans are lined and others not. The need for a high and even heat seems to be the reason for cooking polenta in an unlined copper pan. Acidic foods react with copper but given polenta is not generally acidic, using a traditional unlined pan should not be a problem. I avoid using my tin lined pans at high heat but use them for low and slow in the BBQ. This is because tin melts at temps above 230C (450F).
Hiya @braindoc. Your mission, if you wish to accept it, is to find a way to get the pan out of this restaurant in Padova. Here it is, hiding behind a child's birthday balloon. It is heavy gauge and lined and they confirmed that it is used for polenta. That said, I just googled copper polenta pots online and they look nothing like this one. Oh well, it is lovely, whatever it's official use is.
The last 4 briskets I've done were at 240. I put it on with a drip pan under it, closed the lid, and didn't open it until it was done. No spritz, no basting, no butcher paper. I put 'em on around 7pm and take them off when they reach 203. I've had a great success using this method. I use a temperature controller for overnighters like this.