So about a week ago a good friend of mine stopped by as I was smoking some baby back ribs for a party I was going to. He was very
interested in what I was doing and how I knew what to do. Well that got me wondering about how other people do it.
I guess the best place to start is with what I do.
Even though I'm new to this board I have been smoking meat and BBQing for many years. Off my back deck I have a 48" Lang stick
smoker, a Cajun Injection dual door electric smoker and a Webber 36" grill. Now with all of these different smokers I need to keep log
books of all of my different sessions. I think I have about 20 three ring binders full of information that must go back 15 years or so.
I keep track of time/temp, meat, seasonings, results and any odd factors like outside temp, wind, rain etc. And different smokers as I
have had several others in the past. Recently I have moved to the digital age and have been slowly changing over to a spread sheet
system so I can search for similar situations that I have come across in the past.
Now what do the rest of you do something similar or do you have a completely different method. I just think if you can keep track of
these things your chance of a great BBQ go up exponentially.