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Howdy from the SoCal Hi Desert

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Thread Starter 

Ridgecrest checking in...

post #2 of 16

Welcome aboard!

Have you been smoking a lot? Or is this a new hobby?

Whats your "go-to" meat?

What kind of smoker do you have?

post #3 of 16
Thread Starter 

Not new to smoking

I've Done Chicken, Turkey, Ribs, Pork Roasts, Peppers, but probably best at chicken.

I have a;

Smokey Mountain Vertical Propane

New Braunfels Offset

and just acquired a Oklahoma Joes Longhorn Offset Smoker that I am turning into a project of sorts.

 

Thanks

post #4 of 16
Welcome to SMF from Nor Cal.
post #5 of 16

WElcome aboard! What type of project?

post #6 of 16

Welcome, just checking in glmots, valley center

post #7 of 16
Thread Starter 

Putting the Longhorn (with a  few mods) on a cart with the Braunfels smoker (turned into a conventional grill). I will post up pic's when it's done.

post #8 of 16

Welcome !! Any plans for smoke this weekened?

post #9 of 16

Welcome !! Any plans for smoke this weekened?

Howd the project go ?

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 


Just saw this, I didn't smoke anything this weekend, too busy with a project. Did you serve up anything tasty?

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I smoked a chuck roast last weekend, didn't like it. We are too used to the crockpot kind!

So, I pulled it and mixed in Sauce and spice and it turned out great as sanwiches.

post #12 of 16
Thread Starter 

I haven't smoked anything in weeks, long overdue...

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I used to smoke ton's of fish, haven't done any smoking for a long time, I miss doing it.

I have three smokers that need some work done on them. I guess I'll have to get busy

and tackle some of these projects.

Keep up the good work guy's, enjoy reading your post's.

post #14 of 16

Today Ive got a rack of babybacks (Not my best choice for ribs - prefer the spares) and a tritip.

Im experimenting with the rubs to see which flavors I like. Im set on the pork rub - home recipe which was given to me by a friend and I have to say its the BEST! with this Tennessee rub, you only put it on after cooking. The ribs are marinated in Vinegar overnight. AMAZING!

The tri tip, I used to do only texas style - pepper / salt. Then I added garlic, then some heat. So, I bought some montral steak seasoning which I really like and experimenting with the amount (Theres too much salt in there) and then trying to take out flavor profiles - I have no idea what that means other than trying to add one more flavor to my base rub.

 

6 hrs for each The ribs are 3-2-1 method. I have the Amaze-n smoker going STRONG !!  Ilove that thing - if you don't have one - you should look into it

post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by tjdcorona View Post
 

 I have the Amaze-n smoker going STRONG !!  Ilove that thing - if you don't have one - you should look into it

I just got one this weekend, haven't had a chance to use it yet but look forward to it. 

post #16 of 16

Tips -

Dry your pellets. I put mine in the smoker while its warming up. Then I light it, get it going for a minute, blow it out and put back in smoker. I get 2 hrs per "lane" on the AMPNS. The chips that come from AMPNS are good to use - good flavor, a little harder to light. But experimenting with different brands is part of the fun.

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