Located in Cleveland, Ohio area. Just moved here after 9 years in Chicago.
Smoker: Masterbuilt 20076716 30" 4-Rack Digital Electric Smoker with Leg Kit
Experience: I have not owned a smoker prior. I have helped friends a handful of times aka I provide the meat, rub and hang out while we smoke. That said, I am an experienced home cook with a large spice cabinet and lots of kitchen gadgets.
What I have smoked so far in the past 4 days
Best Green Beans I have had in my life. I reduced the butter to 1/2 stick and 1.5 cups browns sugar. What are some other vegetable recipes I should try?
2. Chicken Thighs. Tried out three different rubs. no brine. The one without salt was not very good compared to the others. the skin was rubbery but I typically don't eat the skin. I'll work to improve this on future smokes.
Here was my fav rub so far: https://kalamazoogourmet.com/lifestyle/recipes/garlicky-ancho-chile-rub/
3. Mexican beef ribs: Castilla Azar. These are cut the opposite way than Baby Backs. I pulled one rack off at 125 degrees which was good with eggs but I cut off any fat. I pulled the other three racks off at 205 and they were great as BBQ. I would stick to traditional ribs in the future but was at a Mexican Grocery store that morning
4. Sirloin tip roast. Pulled at 130, sliced 1/4 inch w a meat slicer. Found it to be amazing. I put 4 cups beef broth, green pepper and onions below in a tray. The peppers were bitter. What could I do to prevent this?
5. Cherry tomatoes and corn on the cob. I want to make the corn more smokey next time as I pulled them 90 minutes into the smoke.
1. 8lb pork butt
2. pork shanks
What I am looking for:
Carolina mustard BBQ recipes
I will be buying an amazen pellet tray and doing a mailbox mod.