I've decided it's time for me to join SMF.
So a bit about me, I'm a college student in upstate NY, graduating this spring.
Born and raised on the Connecticut shoreline, loved saltwater fishing and cooking since I was 8 years old.
I discovered smoking about 2 years ago and was hooked right away.
I started off with a cheap MECO vertical water charcoal smoker, and just last month upgraded to an offset twin burner made at a local welding shop.
The thing is solid steel and for $500 I couldn't resist. Still getting used to the dry smoke vs. the steam on the MECO.
As for meats, I do a lot of pork shoulder/butt, brisket, and any fish I catch (ie. bluefish, striped bass, tautog, flounder etc...)
I've tried ribs a handful of times, but I can never get the fall-off-the-bone. I'd really like to perfect my St. Louis cut ribs so any advice would be greatly appreciated!.
I also would like to try out different heat sources, thus far I've stuck to lump and briquette charcoal.
I here to learn, any and all advice is welcomed.
Looking forward to chatting with you all.
The new toy