A few quick facts:
Hometown: Hillsboro, IL
Currently Reside: Chicago, IL (15 years)
Preferred method of Cooking: "Smoke em' if ya got em'". and/or "If you can't beat em', Smoke em'"
Smoker: Smoke Hollow LP model 30164G (2012 xmas present from the wife and my first smoker)
My Smoking Best: Pork shoulder low and slow
Smoking Disaster: Beef Jerky followed by fish (I forgot to rinse the brine off before smoking. Way too salty
Why I joined SMF:
I've cherry picked ideas, advice and recipes from this forum on many occasions. From temperature probe placement to dry rub recipes, SMF has been a reliable "go to" regarding anything meat. After reading a post today from a fellow Chicagoan, and because I'm currently smoking 10lbs of pork shoulder for our New Years party, I felt that joining would be a good move.
Im a personable guy and a straight shooter so if anyone has questions regarding my smoker, culinary experience, or personal life, ask away.
I look forward to learning from and sharing ideas with you all.
Only 11 more hours to go. Wish me luck. It is cold as hell out today.
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