Hello fellow meat lovers!
My name is Justin, coming from Southgate in Southeast lower Michigan. Hard to believe I am talking about grilling and smoking in Michigan in January, but thankfully the weather up here has been rather mild. I have long been a lover of smoked food, and have considered getting into the art of smoking, but it wasn't until recently spending a lot of time in Houston that I decided I was ready to take the plunge. After a lot of digging around, I made the decision to start off with an electric smoker since it would be easier to control the temperature and allow me to get into smoking without a major financial investment. Plus, if I am going to be smoking through the winter, I can set it and other than adding some chips every hour, it is pretty hands off. I went with the Masterbuilt 30" digital electric based on all the positive reviews I have read, and for just me and my small family, I figured it would be plenty big enough to start off. I have not really had a chance to do much with it yet, but I did do some boneless chicken breasts this past weekend because that was all I had in the fridge. I have to admit, the taste was awesome, but the chicken was a little on the dry side. I figure I am going to have some good trials and some bad, but it is fun trying new things! I am anxious to learn from other people's experiences to help make my adventures into smoking much more enjoyable. I welcome all feedback and can't wait to try my first pulled pork attempt this coming weekend!
Thanks in advance for everything!