My name is Cris, and I am in Northern California. I just obtained an ugly drum smoker and will be pretty new to hot smoking. I have had a cold water smoker for years and smoke salmon and other fish fairly regularly on it, but I think a UDS is a whole new ballgame! :-) I intent to do some tri tips this weekend (I guess they are hard to find on the east coast according to your threads but a very common cut out here!) and eventually some pork, including some butt!
In reading your threads, I see I want to try to keep my cooking temp about 225, and pull em at an internal of about 125 degrees. How long should they sit after?
I have a rub for them, and a friend who smokes competition advised me he uses Vietnamese beef pho as his injectable so I may try that. I am gonna hook em instead of placing on the grill. I have some chunks of apple wood to put in with my wood charcoal.
Any advice? Am I already making any rookie mistakes? (would not be the first time in my life!)
I was happy to join SMF as I have been peeking at your threads already and find them very informative and friendly! I appreciate you all letting me in!