I bought a duck for Christmas, it was oven prepared and looked great. The instructions were to roast it at 180℃ (350℉) for an hour and forty-five minutes. I decided to cook it in my pellet grill at a lower initial temperature – 82℃ (180℉) – to give it some smoke, before turning up the heat for about an hour and a half, in order to crisp it.
Damp had got into the pellet hopper. When pellets get damp, they disintegrate into wood dust. That then dries and impacts into a kind of soft wooden cement. After vacuuming out the remaining pellets, I looked at a wood encased auger and sighed.
In the New Year, I’m going to make a new effort, reschedule veg deliveries with Riverford and reacquaint myself with the local excellent butcher. Not to mention getting the vegetable garden going again.
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