First off I would like to say thanks to anyone who has ever posted anything on this website. I have found so much information that has helped tremendously. I have always wanted to smoke meat, and now I have the equipment to do it. Smoking is truely a new love for me. My wife doesn't quite understand the passion yet, but so far has liked most of the things I have done. That is saying alot, she would flip to a vegetarian without much pressure. So far to date I have smoked a turkey, several chickens, chicken wings, beef roast, boneless ribs, picnic roast, and a few fatties. Tonight I am going to fire the beast up and do three racks of ribs. I just read on the Pork sticky about how to trim them up. I have litterally been thinking about getting home all day to start cooking. I am sure my lust for the thin blue smoke will thin out a little, but for now I am a full smoking crackhead.
A little about myself:
30 Year Old Married father of two daughters
I hale from the town of Ursa, IL (pop ~150)
I am a Field Service Engineer (basically I travel the country fixing and installing AM/FM radio transmitters)
I own a Charbroiler Smokin Pro w/sfb and the seperate but sexy Propane Twin
I have tried smoking with charcoal only, but lately I start the fire with charcoal and use splits.
I look forward of posting some pics of my smokes when my wife isn't looking. She doesn't like to think of the animals. I prefer to celebrate them in my own little way.
I have a couple of future challenges pre-planned. One is to cook a boston-butt. The only reason I haven't is due to the size and the amount of people in the family. I am also going to try a Turducken. I have heard this is more of a gimmick, but if God put meat on it, I am going to try and smoke it atleast once.