new to smoking and to site

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by guanz, Mar 27, 2015.

  1. guanz

    guanz Newbie

    So I'm going to smoke my second round of ribs this Sunday in St. Paul, MN. Last fall I used a decade old weber bullet smoker that did the job but was very frustrating. I bought a masterbuilt pro vertical box style from home Depot figuring this will give me a decent chance for success. I added a new gasket to the doors after reading a few places that this model may need a little help. I have a decent grasp of what I'm doing for the ribs (going to try it and see what happens) but what about sausag? I bought sausage links from a butcher and was wondering how to cook them to avoid any of the bad contaminates I have read about. Not sure about "cured" vs. not. Is the sausage I get from a butcher already cured when they put it in casing? May just throw on grill...Either way looking forward to a summer of learning and good eats. Thank you way in advance for this.
  2. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a nice and warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Welcome Guanz! :welcome:
    Good luck with the ribs!
  4. 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
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    Happy smoken.
  5. guanz

    guanz Newbie

    So I got my ribs done, they were pretty darn good. I used cherry for wood and liked the mild taste. I didn't use a rub. Just wanted to taste the smoke flavor. Wanting to try a pulled pork next. Any suggestions on what cut I should try. Been reading on flavors, might try a N. Carolina style...
  6. timberjet

    timberjet Master of the Pit

    welcome. Any Boston Butt or Picnic Shoulder for pulled pork will do. Just wondering what you didn't like about the WSM you downgraded from?
  7. guanz

    guanz Newbie

    thanks timber jet for advice. The original weber I used last year was just old and beat up. I got it from my father in law who hadn't used it in a very long time. Main problem was that lid wasn't round any more. More of a octagon. It needed to be replaced.
  8. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome guanz, it's good to have you here. A boston butt is a great cut to start out with. It's not expensive, not hard to cook, very forgiving and tastes great. Look on here for Gary S methods and several others that are spot on for cooking. Good luck, Joe

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