My name is Sandro Silva Son in law and friend of Gary Simmons.
The posts have all been read and cherished by the family.
Gary "scarbelly" Simmons was a great man to everyone he met including myself.
I smoke a pork butt today with very little experience on Gary's equipment.
With help from reading everyone's posts and Todd from Amazing Dust. (Thank you TODD).
It took ten and half hours and stalled at 180 degrees for about 3.5 hours. The finished meat fell apart as i removed it from the smoker.
Scarbelly was with me the entire way. He would be excited to know that even his grand daughter, that hates meat, loved it.
I want to smoke nuts and ribs as well this week since he always had these ready for us when we would visit and I also want to keep the smell of smoke in the air.
I would appreciate some pointers.
Once again thanks to everyone's post and heart felt words. He was and is still a great man that will be honored by me everyday.
Miss you Dad