I'm brand new to the world of meat smoking. My wife bought me an electric smoker for Christmas, and so now I have another toy to learn how to play with.
I've run the smoker through the manufacturer's "seasoning" process. I've picked up some pecan chips, and some kosher salt. Looking for a nice tasty 1st timer's recipe to break in with. Any suggestions will be most appreciated.
A litt bit about me - I'm married, with 3 teen aged daughters. I work as a Software Engineer for a consulting company in Seattle. (Like many in this area, I spent more than a few years at that "large sofware company in the Redmond, WA area"). :D I'm an old Army guy, graduated from West Point back in the '80s but did my time and got out before all the *#(&^ hit the fan.
I kinda have a bad habit of taking hobbies "over the top". Back in 2002, my wife's sister gave me a little plastic "Mr. Beer" kit for Christmas. Fast forward 9 years, now, I'm a BJCP certifed Beer Judge holding the rank of Master (I actually run a class to teach other beer judges) and am only a few points shy of making Grand Master. (See http://www.bjcp.org if you are interested in that kind of thing. )
Thanks for the site and looking forward to learning and sharing once I come up to speed. Also, anybody has any beer or homebrewing related questions, I'll be glad to help with them, too.
North Bend, WA