Guy Grub- Brisket On The Smoker Play by Play

So Lobstermen and Smoking Fanatic Pete Libro,  Skipper of The F/V Cabaret IV had an extra smoker that he gave me to use down the dock.

I sent Toby out to buy a brisket and he came back with one from Market Basket for $6.99 lb which seems like a lot but it is grilling season so that’s probably the reason for the high price.

Laid out a couple sheets of foil and liberally applied Toby’s Rub.  Covered it up and put it in the fridge til tomorrow morning.  Plan is to get the smoker going at 6AM.





Update 5:00AM
Prepping the smoke

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5:52 252 degrees checking it down

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6:04 cranked all bottom vents down and temp retreated to 239
Putting brisket on soon

Unwrap brisket which we rubbed down yesterday and put in the fridge overnight.


6:13AM 237 temp inside the smoker

6:17AM Insert The Temp Probe And On She Goes-


6:30 not a lot of smoke coming out so opened up two bottom vents wide open and Temps and smoke resume.

Captain Pete Libro stops by to check out the smoke and makes a few adjustments telling me not to be afraid to let the Temps climb and advises to keep the temp inside the smoker between 275-300 degrees.

7:39AM and she’s cranking along at 248-250 degrees and a light rain has started.
8:49 Temps inside the smoker around 270. Good amount of smoke coming out of the top vents
All three bottom vents are half closed but Temps have been climbing. Strong wind may be the culprit? Temps climbed to 279 and now settling back in at 275. Been adding a couple small chunks of apple wood every hour or so.
Not a lot of smoke so opened the door and shuffled the lump and wood around and everything is back on track.
Check internal temp with thermapen :
Internal temp 169 inside smoker temp 268.
Here she is 4.5 hours in!

Internal temp 169
Inside smoker 279
Haven’t added and wood for a couple hours.

12:34PM We Close! 187.5 internal temp. Bark lookin SWEEEEET!
1:20PM Stuck The Thermapen In And Got An Internal Reading Of 193.4
Ratjer than risk a boat coming in that I’d need to tend to and make me let the temp get past 105 I decided to pull it and wrap it in foil.

Wrapped the Brisket in foil and placed it inside a cooler. Plan to check on her in an hour






And The Winner Of 2015 #GloucesterMA Best Bartender Poll Is…

Matthew Johnson From Katrina’s

Congratulations To Matthew!

In all the years posting polls on WordPress I have never seen lead changes and wild swings in votes like I did in this poll. There were 4 different lead changes. There were long stretches where the top 3 or 4 contestants were within 3 percentage points of each other and top 1 and 2 were within 1 percentage points.

Matthew I’ll be dropping off your hardware once I get it engraved.

All Of the contestants obviously have huge followings and out of the huge number of bartenders in Gloucester the old cliche “It’s an honor just to have been nominated” certainly holds true.


Guy Grub- Toby’s Golden Cup Appetizer…

Served Pre-Taping Of TheHomieCast Episode 5


1 log Jimmy Dean frozen sausage
1 Kraft Old English Cheddar spread 5 oz. package
2 (15 count) packages of Athens brand filo pastry cups
hot sauce to taste

this recipe is simple/easy…place sausage in refrigerator to thaw…in large skillet cook off sausage constantly breaking it down to little pieces…drain off fat…add hot sauce and blend completely with the cooked sausage…add the contents of the jar of Cheddar spread, blending until cheese is melted and sausage is completely coated…spoon mixture into filo cups…

if you are not going serve immediately the cups can be refrigerated or even frozen…when you are ready to serve simply place on a sheet pan and heat in a 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, a little longer if frozen…I like Tapatio brand hot sauce, it is relatively mild and has great flavor…I use 2 tablespoons…stronger flavored hot sauces are not recommended as some would object and not enjoy…I purchase the Tapatio at the dollar store at Gloucester Crossing…I would guess that the recipe could be made with ground chicken or turkey but you would guess at the amounts…and the hot sauce is optional too…enjoy

toby (the other jew)


TheHomieCast Episode 5


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TheHomieCast Episode 5 Taped 6/24/15 Featuring Craig Kimberley, Toby Pett, Rick Doucette,Frankie Gwynne, Chris DeWolfe, James Eves and Joey Ciaramitaro

Eatin’ All The Puddin’, OPRAH!, The Safe Word, The Menu- Sausage Sandwiches With Onions Peppers and Onions, Toby’s Sausage Appertizer, Edamame Succotash, Reviewing The STOK Veggie Grill Tray, STOK vs Weber, What Is The Secret To The Success Of Our Friends Noah, Bradley and Ryan At The Farm Bar and Grille?, Presenting Rick Doucette With The Check For $870 Raised During Bikini Speedo Dodgeball For Camp Spindrift, The Devastation Left Behind After Eating Habanero Peppers Last Week, How Do We Feel About Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Apologizing To Marathon Bombing Victims- Was It Sincere?, Take It Down- Is It An Appropriate Reaction To The Shootings In Charleston?, In A Relationship Do You Have Any Control Over The Movies You would Like To See Or Are Certain Movie Types Off The Table?, Dicks In the Locker Room All Up In Your Face, Kudos To Sista Felicia For Crushing Fiesta Coverage,
Announcing The Top Three Gloucester’s Best Bartender Vote Getters Through Wednesday Night Vote Here

Guy Grub- Toby’s Cornbread Pudding Recipe

This is a guaranteed crowd pleaser for when you got your homies over for some grub.
stupid simple, but fabulous…
6 ingredients mixed in the following order…
1 melted stick of butter…
add DRAINED can of whole kernel corn…I prefer Delmonte
add can of creamed style corn…again I prefer Delmonte
1 slightly beaten egg…
8 ounces sour cream
one box of Jiffy brand corn muffin mix…
thoroughly mix as each ingredient as added…
bake at 350 degrees…until done
the amount of butter in the recipe will allow the pudding to release from pan easily…
this will take, at least one hour in the oven…it is dependent on what style pan is used…shallower pans cook more quickly…

Gear Review- Coastal Dog Swim Trunks Are The Only Swim Trunks Any Man Should Wear

The first time I wore these swim trunks were for the polar plunge. They dry so quickly and are so comfortable, I can’t say enough about the inside compression short lining. Unlike mesh swim trunk linings found on other swim trunks which mash your junk all up into your taint, these gently caress your boys, offering support and comfort.

If they cost three times as much they would be worth it.

Get yours here-


The 2015 Gloucester’s Best Bartender Poll- Vote Here

The Top Five Nominees From Last Week’s Nominations Are Listed In This Poll.

Winner To Receive Stainless Steel Drink Shaker Engraved With Their Name And Title.

Voting Ends 8AM Sunday Morning
An interesting note- in the nominations only one vote separated the 5th and 6th place nominee.  Had only two more of their patrons voted, the nominations could have swung a different way.

Lesson being vote for your favorite, it could be the difference between winning and losing.  Only one vote per person.
Subscribe To  here to receive notification of the winner.

Best Of Luck To Our Nominees-

TheHomieCast Episode 4


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TheHomieCast Episode 4 Taped 6/18/15 Featuring Toby Pett, James Eves, Brian OConnor, Frankie Gwynn, Chris DeWolfe, Craig Kimberley, Joey Ciaramitaro

Frankie Gwynn Wearing YogaPants- Cut or Uncut? Craig Kimberley’s “Suck It Bitches” Crystal Decanter, Gloucester Best Bartender Nominations, What Makes A Great Bartender, Best Father’s Day Presents, The Inaugural GMG BBQ Throwdown, Frankie Gwynn’s New STOK Grill, What Does It Mean To Be Offended?, The Menu- Porterhouses, Atomic Buffalo Turds, Mushroom HoboPacks, Toby’s Cornbread Pudding, Craig’s Firepit, Can A Guy Compliment His Spouse Too Much?, Feminism and Farts, Does The Moment Your Girl Farts In Front Of You Signify That Your Relationship Has Taken It To The Next Level?, Will We See The 2015 Bikini Speedo Dodgeball World Championship Movie?