Tried to give my greetings yesterday, but I believe I posted to the wrong forum. I never saw the post show up and believe the thread was denied.
In any case, I just wanted to say hello. I received my first smoker yesterday, a Masterbuilt GS40, and assembled it last night. It is currently being seasoned with Pam and hickory chips. Here in about 10 minutes, I'll be throwing in a couple of chickens for lunch. Right about the time those are done, I'll be putting a 3.5 and a 3.2 lb butt in their place. Those are small, so they should be done in 3-6 hours, with time to spare before supper!
In between doing the chickens and butts, I may take a break to go to Home Depot. I have a needle valve and need to pick up a couple of fittings so I can use it. Went last night, but they closed at 6:00 PM.
I rubbed the butts with Jeff's Rub (http://goo.gl/l1RVMg) last night and put the chickens in an Apple Cider brine (12 cups water, 4 cups apple cider, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup salt). Chickens came out of the bring this morning and were patted down with the remainder of the rub. I'll be putting some of JJ's Finishing Sauce (http://goo.gl/qnjIFo) on the butts when they're done. I'm also going to whip up a batch of Jeff's BBQ sauce too (http://goo.gl/l1RVMg) for the table. Hope Jeff's stuff is as good as everyone says it is!