Ridgecrest checking in...
Howdy from the SoCal Hi Desert
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.
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.
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
I just got one this weekend, haven't had a chance to use it yet but look forward to it.
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.