My 1st smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bigboi, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. bigboi

    bigboi Newbie

    Hey everyone my name is Mark. I just got my 1st smoker(Brinkman Trailmaster LE, offset ) for my 30th birthday last week. Already I have seasoned the grill, and made a couple mods with help from everyone on this forum. I made a charcoal basket ,a deflector, a dryer vent for the stack and I am currently working on installing some temp gauges near cooking grate level. Im planning on having my family over for Fathers day and make a couple racks of baby backs. I am planning on trying the 2-2-1 method, what do you think? Also I was wondering if when foiling them should I add anything else except maybe some juice. I have seen guys like Trigg add parkay,honey,brown sugar. Even though I dont like very sweet ribs but what are your thoughts? Thank you.
     
  2. Hi Mark and welcome, I've just joined and am new to smoking, so I'm afraid I'm not much good at giving advice, someone will be on, no doubt who can help.  Have fun. :)

    Gary
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Mark!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Good luck with that build project, and just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

    Most folks will put some kind of liquid in there when they foil the ribs.  Sometimes I keep it as simple as a splash of apple juice.  The Trigg method is very popular, I use it sometimes myself.  It's mostly about personal taste and preference.  My new favorite foiling sauce is ChefJimmyJ's foiling juice, which you can see in this thread:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/110881/foiling-juice-chef-jimmyj

    Also remember that any recipe can be tailored or altered to your own tastes.  Best advice is to try a few different foiling techniques and determine for yourself which you and your family prefer.

    Good luck, and be sure to show and tell!

    Red
     
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! The Parkay and the Honey really doesn't add too much sweetness to me....I do something similar to that...and I prefer drier ribs to wet ones.  You will find the style that works best for you...just experiment.

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

    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. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF.  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

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

    Kat
     
  5. bigtrain74

    bigtrain74 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party Mark!
     
  6. link

    link Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

  7. bigboi

    bigboi Newbie

    Thank you everybody, I am looking forward to my 1st ribs in the smoker and will be sure to post some pictures.
     
  8. bigboi

    bigboi Newbie

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  9. bigboi

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  10. bigboi

    bigboi Newbie

    So these were my first ribs. I think they came out very good and more importantly my family loved it. I did a 2 - 1-1/2 - 1 ,with a 50/50 mix of apple and pecan wood, and they were tender but not fall of the bone mushy. Next I want to do a pork butt.
     
  11. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Those look outstanding! Nicely done, Mark!

    Red
     
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  12. bigboi

    bigboi Newbie

    Thank you Red.
     
  13. bigboi

    bigboi Newbie

    Thank you Red.
     

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