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Newbie here, I have been a cook for years, from Mom's lessons to the US Army. I have been bitten by the smoking bug!

I smoked a butt on my Propane grill. It was 8 hours of sheer terror!, but I succeeded, and had a great piece of meat to share with my family. 

I have since "borrowed" an Orion Smoker from a friend, after witnessing him smoke the heck out of a 10 lb Boston Butt at our job in 4 1/2 hours! I was Blown away!  I took it home for Memorial Day weekend and tried my hand. Using only Jack Daniel's wood chips, as advised by my brother Dan in Huntsville, I smoked 3 racks of baby back ribs in 1 1/2 hours! Totally Amazing!

I then threw in a slab of a Salmon Fillet, undressed just to see what I could do, and some bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos, and 1 hour later, AMAZING again! My only thought was I should have added fresh wood ships after removing the ribs, the salmon could have used a little more smoke.

Oh, and by the way, I could taste the flavor of JD on the ribs! Just from the smoke! 

Next test before I give the smoker back to my friend, a Beef Brisket... any advice? 



Opelika, AL

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Hello John, and welcome from East Texas, Congrats on the smoke. Look through the forum and threads lots of information on Brisket, Have some specific questions just ask.


Gary S

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