Alright guys, I introduced myself on the newcomers thread but I am going to go a little more in depth of who I am and how I got to where I am now. My name is Mike Kemp and i'm in the USAF working as an Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician. I love my job and the Military is an awesome career path for me. I have been grilling as a hobby for a long time now. I started out with a little El Cheapo Brinkmann that I bought for $140. Never did think about using it as a smoker. I got really good at grilling and I love to cook and took pride in the food that I made. So that brings me to now. I decided that I wanted to take it to a new level with my foods. I knew that smoked foods were always flavorful. From the briskets that I had at BBQ Joints or the Smoked Turkey legs I have every year at the State Fair I knew that I had to learn to do it myself. I did my first smoke last night, a rack of Baby backs that turned out delicious. Here are a few pictures from that smoke.
Last night while I was smoking these Ribs my wife bought some Turkey legs to do tonight. We brined them overnight and I covered them with a rub this morning. After 2.5 hrs at 260 they turned out even better than the ribs. Here is a few pictures of them.
As you can see they were devoured. Tomorrow is my birthday and its going to be the ultimate test. I have 5 racks of baby backs and a brisket to smoke. Gonna have my cooler close to me all day long ha.
Well, I know it was long winded but thanks for reading. Any tips or tricks will be listened to closely. Thanks everybody
edit: DaveOmak to clean up thread...