Howdy all, new guy from Rancho Cordova, CA.
I have a couple of friends that like to smoke and have been blown away by what a good quality BBQ tastes like. I’ve wanted to try for a while but thought I had to spend a ton of cash to get started but turns out that isn’t the case. Ran across the GOSM at Walmart.com for $97.00, did some research and asked for it for Father’s day. My wife and Mother went in and bought me the larger 20 x 34 GOSM for $150.00 shipped. Now I’m just waiting for it to arrive. With my 19 month old son this is only my second Father's day. Here's hoping the gifts just keep getting better :)
I’ve been lurking around for a while and already read all 5 of the lessons, read the WIKI, read a ton of the articles and newsletters and based on that I went out and bought some pecan chunks and picked up 4 Taylor 1470 thermometers. Was only going to get 2 but when I found them for $10.25 each if you buy 4 at Amazon.com I bought 4.
I can’t wait to try it out and hopefully I’ll be able to find a brisket local to me otherwise I think I’ll be smoking a lot of tri tip, ribs and country ribs.
I still need to figure out what I’m going to do for a rub and sauce. Right now I use Pappy’s as my grilling rub and I love it but I’m afraid it’s going to be too salty for smoking. I know they make a reduced salt Pappy’s but I need to try something else as well. I'll head over to that section of the forum and start reading!