Little about me. I'm a beer brewer and wine maker. Hobby scale. Ride motorcycles, Camp, and anything else I can outside. Including cooking.
I'm not new to the smoking scene. I've just been away from it for a while. I guess I got my start from my grandpa. He was an avid smoker. Operated a few BarBQ joints over the years. He cooked most all the dinners. Well the meat parts anyway. And he inlisted me to do the rub before hand. So I got a taste for it early. He passed when I was still in school. And took all his recipes to the grave with him. I started smoking on my own. When I went out on my own. Started with a little brinkman 20+ years ago. Made a killer smoked turkey back then. But I just couldn't get the country cut ribs down. Was my grandpas favorite as mine too. I wore that smoker out. And didn't replace it. Had grills. Just hadn't had a smoker for a long time. Until recently. A friend gifted me a gas vertical smoker. Used but hardly ever used. Well having it got me gung Ho to get back into this fine art. I've since worked out a rub very similar to my grandpas. As I remember it. And now my country cut ribs are kickin but. I built a cold smoke generator and added it to the smoker. I've since smoked some cheese and chilies for my home made chili powder. I make my own chili powder for my homemade Tamalies. I've been looking for a good old refrigerator. That I cold convert into a good sized smoker. Something I had helped grandpa do back in the day. And low and behold I found two today. Blew a tire on the trailer. And a power steering hose on the suburban. Getting them home. But I got them. And can't wait to start in on them. I know one will become the smoker. The other one not sure yet. I'm thinking I will move my keggerator equipment over to it. It would make a cool keggerator for the brew room.
As soon as I figure this tapatalk crap. I will post up some pics of my gear.