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First Smoke of 2014

post #1 of 24
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Hello folks,

 

I hope all is well with all the pit master and builders out there. The year is halfway over and I'm just now doing my first real smoke of the year. Tells you what the year has been like so far huh?!! Such is life as they say. I decided to do a little something for my maintenances and operations staff at the college I work at so I put a little something on for them today. Doing a brisket, two pork shoulders, 4 slabs of ribs, and some hot links.


Edited by pjnla - 5/27/14 at 10:20am
post #2 of 24
Sounds great, can't wait to see some pics !
post #3 of 24
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brisket all seasoned and on first

 


followed by pork shoulders

 


and the ribs

 


I have a pretty good rub recipe I swear by now. nothing unusual really. I do add some brown sugar when I apply to pork though

post #4 of 24

2thumbs.gif Very nice!

 

Sounds like you're a great boss.

 

:biggrin: Can I come work for you?

post #5 of 24
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Warming the "ole man" up. I named it that cause of all the grey brick.

 


I used pecan as my base, and add white oak for heat and red oak for a good smoke.

 


all loaded and smokin

post #6 of 24
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Now just have to sit and watch the fire and enjoy this 75 degree California day. I'll pull the ribs and wrap then in about an hour.

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I try to be. I don't forget where I come from and to appreciate people no matter what their role is at the job. And I learned early in my career, you take care of your secretary and the custodians, and your life will be a hell of a lot easier.

post #8 of 24
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I try to be. I don't forget where I come from and to appreciate people no matter what their role is at the job. And I learned early in my career, you take care of your secretary and the custodians, and your life will be a hell of a lot easier.

post #9 of 24

 

That's a pretty sight  :biggrin:  I'll follow along to see how everything turns out...

post #10 of 24
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all and all. a good day. used about 1/4 bag of charcoal and 7 sticks mix of pecan and oak. the ole man holds heat pretty good once up to temp. here are the results. still waiting on the brisket.

 

ribs

 

I snuck in a bottom roast I had in the fridge. came out GOOD!

 

links

 

pre-shred butts

post #11 of 24

Very nice! Enjoy!

post #12 of 24

Wow that looks very good man!  :drool  You are eating very, very well!  thumb1.gif

post #13 of 24
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finally got the brisket off

 

post #14 of 24
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I decided last year to step my game up when a guy I met said that he makes his own sauce too. I tinkered with a few recipes till I got it just right. pretty simple. ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, butter. and spices (I use my rub recipe for spice).

 

 

 


Edited by pjnla - 5/27/14 at 10:22am
post #15 of 24
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Originally Posted by Smoking B View Post
 

Wow that looks very good man!  :drool  You are eating very, very well!  thumb1.gif


thanks. much appreciated

post #16 of 24
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Very nice! Enjoy!


thanks a million.

post #17 of 24
Just one heck of a tasty lookin smoke all around..... Great smokin ! icon14.gif
post #18 of 24
Great lookin smoke my friend,think I will try to make your BBQ sauce.
post #19 of 24
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Great lookin smoke my friend,think I will try to make your BBQ sauce.

you gotta try it. you will wonder why you have been paying for store bought all this time.

post #20 of 24
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Just one heck of a tasty lookin smoke all around..... Great smokin ! icon14.gif

thanks!

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