Superbowl – Feb 7, 2010
We watched the Superbowl at my place. Jay and I decided to make a Bacon Explosion on my BBQ, in honour of the spirit of the day. This was memorable as it was the first time we decided to smoke anything on my BBQ. After preparing all the necessary equipment and wood chip0s, we got it going. At first, there were several complaints between Jay and I about the lack of smoke. This would quickly become the inverse of the much more serious problem, which was too much smoke. So much so, in fact, that our upstairs neighbours thought the building was on fire, and were yelling at us to see if everything is alright. We had the football game so loud that we couldn’t hear them, until they started banging on the door. Hayley was not impressed. Fortunately, she didn’t see what happened next.
At this time, I went to check the temp of the grill, which, beneath billowing clouds of smoke, had skyrocketed well beyond the upper limit of the thermometer. This was one hot BBQ grill. I immediately lifted the lid, to see 4 foot flames coming from the “smoker pack” of woodchips. Oops. I quickly turned the propane off, and turn off the gas lines, and leave the lid up. Fortunately, at this point, the bacon explosion was sufficiently cooked, so we let the woodchips cool while we ate the bacon explosion. It was worth it.