Good evening, and Good Morning to some, I am not going to be able to sleep very well tonight. Tomorrow I am firing up my smoker for the first time. Used charcoal smoker bought from my brother in law this week.
8# pork loin injected with a apple juice (not the from concentrate stuff, the real deal) small coating of maple syrup and a rub consisting of sea salt, fresh cracked peppercorns, and onion powder.
Also trying pork spare ribs. Rub of sea salt, cracked pepper, onion and garlic powder, with a touch of paprika. Doing the 3-2-1 method on these. Everything is in the fridge. Plan on an early rise to pull the meat to let it come up to room temp. (couple hours I figure)
I'm anxious and nervous at the same time. A good friend told me to not have to high of expectations for my first smoke. Told me I will have to get used to my smoker thru a couple of smokes. Wish me luck fellas and thanks for all the insight on here the past couple days. I will have to post pic if they look and taste half way descent. Happy Smoking.