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Howdy...

My name's Jeremy. I currently live in Meridian, Idaho. (High Desert). Jesus led us here from California 5 years ago to help start a church , then he led us to South Thailand where we started another church , now he's got us back in Meridian to help again with the original church. I have a web/marketing company also  and while I was in Thailand, God gave me lots of grace . My wife got me a 

Smoke Hollow Charcoal/Gas Grill 
Model 1800CGS

 

for my 30th Birthday. Been lurking this forum for a few weeks. Following the advice here I smoked a Pork Loin last week... Best BBQ I've ever eaten! Planning on smoking some Baby Back Ribs and Bacon Wrapped Shrimp for the 4th. Greatful for any insight and direction. And thanks to all of ya'll who have put together this forum!

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Welcome Jeremy.  Glad you joined. Beautiful part of the country you're in.  You'll get all the help you need right here. The members of this forum love to help. Brian

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Thanks friends!

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Welcome to the forums, Jeremy!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

 

Red


Edited by SeenRed - 7/2/13 at 8:22pm
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I do have one quick question. I've been reading about Smoking Baby Backs and some people prefer to put Mustard on prior to the rub, rather than just rub. What are the advantages of this?

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Originally Posted by MeridianMan View Post

I do have one quick question. I've been reading about Smoking Baby Backs and some people prefer to put Mustard on prior to the rub, rather than just rub. What are the advantages of this?

 

The mustard is simply a binder...something for your rub to stick to and adds no noticeable taste to the final smoked product.  Many people swear by it, I've found I don't really need it.  If you apply your rub to the naked ribs, then let it set for 10 or 20 minutes, the ribs will "sweat" enough moisture to adhere the rub nicely.  

 

Red

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Awesome, thank you. So typically you will not use it and you don't let the rub soak in for more than 30min. Got it. Going to try it in a couple days!

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Awesome, thank you. So typically you will not use it and you don't let the rub soak in for more than 30min. Got it. Going to try it in a couple days!

 

Welcome MeridianMan!! !!!

 

I don't think Red meant don't let the rub on the meat more than 30 minutes.

I think he meant, if you don't use Mustard first, let the Rub sit on the meat for at least 10 to 20 minutes, so the Rub will melt into the meat.

 

I use Yellow Mustard first on Pork, and Worcestershire (Thick) first on Beef to help the Rub stick, however Red's way is good too.

 

I usually put the Rub on the day before the smoke, but 2 or 3 hours is good too.

 

 

Bear

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

 

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Thanks Kathryn... My apologies!
 
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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

 

Welcome MeridianMan!! !!!

 

I don't think Red meant don't let the rub on the meat more than 30 minutes.

I think he meant, if you don't use Mustard first, let the Rub sit on the meat for at least 10 to 20 minutes, so the Rub will melt into the meat.

 

I use Yellow Mustard first on Pork, and Worcestershire (Thick) first on Beef to help the Rub stick, however Red's way is good too.

 

I usually put the Rub on the day before the smoke, but 2 or 3 hours is good too.

 

 

Bear

 

 

So since I have the time put it on tonight then right? I'm going to start smoking about 7am using the 2-2-1 method. Thanks again!

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Thanks Kathryn... My apologies!
 

 

 

So since I have the time put it on tonight then right? I'm going to start smoking about 7am using the 2-2-1 method. Thanks again!

 

That sounds good to me---Then you'll be ready to go in the morning.

 

Some people put more rub on before putting it in the smoker too. I did that once, and it ended up too spicy for us.

 

 

Bear

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

 

Welcome MeridianMan!! !!!

 

I don't think Red meant don't let the rub on the meat more than 30 minutes.

I think he meant, if you don't use Mustard first, let the Rub sit on the meat for at least 10 to 20 minutes, so the Rub will melt into the meat.

 

I use Yellow Mustard first on Pork, and Worcestershire (Thick) first on Beef to help the Rub stick, however Red's way is good too.

 

I usually put the Rub on the day before the smoke, but 2 or 3 hours is good too.

 

 

Bear

 

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Originally Posted by Bearcarver View Post

 

That sounds good to me---Then you'll be ready to go in the morning.

 

Some people put more rub on before putting it in the smoker too. I did that once, and it ended up too spicy for us.

 

 

Bear

 

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Red

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Thanks guys! I'll let you know how they turn out!

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