My name is Roberto. I recently moved to Germany for work earlier this year. Home is San Antonio, Texas. I am an avid home brewer (not so much in Germany, too much good beer), and new to the fine art of smoking meat. Just pick up a simple vertical gas smoker with SWMBO tonight as my Christmas present an I am excited to get started smoking. I am not a true newb as I had a 55 gal. drum grill before, but it was a grill that I used to smoke (Off-setting, charcoal). Now I have a true smoker, though it is not as fancy as some of the rigs on this forum (it is all the PX has available for us here). Right now I am seasoning it to a degree so that we might have some good smoked meat for the games tomorrow.
I am 7 hours ahead just in case someone does not get a response as fast as they would like.
My smoker is a Smoke Canyon, single door, gas smoker. Please do not laugh, I know it is on the low end of the spectrum, but it was an impulse by in a foreign country.
Doing a brisket and a couple racks of pork spare ribs in the morning. I am set on the brisket, but am looking for a good rub or marinade for the ribs. Something everyone might have the ingredients for as we have not restocked our cabinets fully yet. I can run to the store, but it does not open early enough on Sunday here. Any tips and suggestions are welcome. I am excited to move from home brewing beer to smoking meats!
Almost midnight here, but will pull an all-night-R for this first real smoke.
Please blame rum and soda for any typos.....