Hello from Kiel

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pjsbbq, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. pjsbbq

    pjsbbq Newbie

    Excited to have found Smoking Meat Forum online today.  My wife and I own a supper club and a bbq/pizza place in Kiel, WI.  While we are sold on the DH65 for our Pulled Pork, smoked chicken wings and ribs I am not convinced it is the right smoker for our brisket and turkey.  The locals were thrilled to have good BBQ and the word has now spread to the bbq "experts" that come in and try our food.  The first question they ask is "If this is real BBQ where is the smoke ring?"  I do not even know if it is possible to get "the ring" when using this smoker.  Our space in the kitchen is small and the DH fits perfectly in the spot.  I just want to continue to improve upon what we are currently offering.  Looking forward to smoking meat foun for some answers.  Thank you for making this site available.
  2. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! If the BBQ "experts" have a problem with your lack of a smoke ring, invite them to open their own restaurant and try to maintain quality and consistency on a wood or charcoal smoker. Then remind them that the KCBS has dropped the presence of a smoke ring from it's list of judging criteria.

    There are a lot of people here who use electric smokers and by all estimates, get fantastic results. There's some discussion as well of adding crumbled charcoal to the wood box in the smoker to generate the required gases to produce the smoke ring, but I have no personal experience as to whether or not that works.

    Long and short is, if you're getting the flavor and texture you want, you don't need a smoke ring to prove that it's real BBQ.

    Good luck in your efforts!


    Just reading in another thread about adding cherry Jell-O to rubs. That might be a way to get a unique flavor as well as a fake smoke ring.
    Last edited: Aug 6, 2013
  3. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, PJ!  You've found a great place for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your contributions to the forums.

  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome. It sounds like you already have a good head start.

    I just started smoking last fall and didn't have much success until I found this forum and got help and guidance from the kind members of this forum. If you are running a restaurant you will find many inspirations here for different smoked dishes. My list of things to try is getting really long!

    I look forward to learning from your posts.

  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few neighbors!

    You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great information....no matter what your experience level might be!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!


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