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Hello All,


My name is Jason and my wife and I were just re-born.  Re-born into the world of smoking meat that is.  We had no idea what we were missing. 


I recently acquired my grandfathers old Char-Broil H2O Bullet smoker a few months ago and finished my 4th smoke last weekend.  So far, all four have been wonderful!  1st spare rids, 2nd 8.5# brisket, 3rd Jeff's bacon wrapped chicken breast with sweet peppers & jalapeno's (also used Jeff's Rib Rub and BBQ sauce), 4th 10# midnight brisket smoke.  


I didn't stumble upon this website until my third smoke so I only have "Q-View" on the two most recent which I've shared below. 


Oh...I've also just bought two 55 gal. food grade metal drums which I plan on building a couple of UDS smokers with.  I've been scouring these forums trying to determine which layout will work best for me.  I've read a lot of debate on UDS with or without water pan or with or without drip pan/heat diffuser.  So far I've only smoked meat with a water pan but definitely see how the UDS purist feel strongly against the use of water pan's in a UDS.  


Anyways, I look forward to chatting with all of you kind people and sharing tales of smoked meals, recipes, mods/builds and more.


Here's my 3rd smoke: 4th of July Bacon Wrapped Chicken Brest 


They were still damp from the brine so I didn't use mustard but kind of wish I did. 




Sweet peppers and jalapeno's



About 1/2 way thru the smoke at 1.5 Hrs. steady 220*



Just added Jeff's BBQ sauce, wow that is good stuff!


I sliced them and served them as appetizers!  Everyone was asking why it wasn't the main course.




 Close up




4th Smoke: 10# Brisket (Midnight Smoke)


I smoked it for 8 hrs then put it in this pan and covered with foil and cooked for another 4.5 hrs. Total cook time 12.5 hrs.  Temps ranging from 215 - 225. Internal temp upon taking it out 185*.  Then I let it rest in and ice chest with pillows for another 2.5 hrs. before cutting in to it. 






Not the kind of smoke rings I see on some other Q-View posted on SMF but I'll get there.  It still tasted unbelievable.




Thanks for taking a look at my post. 

post #2 of 10


This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!




post #3 of 10

Glad you're here & getting into smoking!  Welcome!

post #4 of 10

You found a great place for your new addiction!

post #5 of 10

Nice roll call. The proof is in the pudding on a UDS. Some like it wet some don't. I like it wet myself, just how I roll, I hate sour smoke. Remember don't forget the qview that's what counts. icon14.gif

post #6 of 10

Welcome aboard. I'm a midnight smoker myself sometimes. Just can't stop smokin.

post #7 of 10

Looking great man- Great qview - There is a big comp in Vista on the 6th of August too - come on down

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!



Great looking Q!

post #10 of 10

Man that looks great, and welcome to SMF


can't wait to see your builds!

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