I'm Pastor Jay and I'm in Central Florida. We're just about 25 miles north of Orlando.
I'm not "new" to smoking, but I'm far from a veteran. At our church, whenever they hear Pastor Jay's Smoked Brisket is on the menu for a fund-raising event, people pack the house. At the last event I thought I killed my MES doing about 130 lbs of my Beef Brisket. That event almost took the fun out of smoking for me. Plus my wife really didn't enjoy the electric bill. But to me, my Brisket is okay...I'm still searching for the "right" recipe of rub, wood, and temp.
I am always experimenting with rubs, mops, injections, and brine and marinades. I usually never do the same one twice just because I want to see what else I can concoct. And my mops are usually a whiskey or beer base. That's why I'm also referred to as "The Pastor of Disaster."
I am looking forward to being a part of this forum and hope to learn a lot!