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post #1 of 23
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Hey folks, I have been dabbling in the pork smoking for about 6-8 months now, doing butts 2-4 about 3 times a month. Each time has been a learning experience, but as we know, the butts are pretty forgiving, and nothing has been tossed out so far. In the summer I decided to try smoking some ribs. My next door neighbor has em all the time, but he has a "set it and forget it" electric box smoker. His ribs always turn out the same, and he doesn't have to stay up late, or add fuel every 45 min.

The first few times I tried the ribs, both spare ribs and loin ribs, they turned out dry, or too salty, or tough. As time went on(about 3 months ago) I began to learn more about the correct way to do them. Most of the info came from TV or on a few websites. The ribs began to turn out alot better, and the Butts were becoming just too darn good.

Then about a week or so ago, I stumbled on this site as a link from another barbeque site. I lurked for just a few days, but without registering, I couldn't get the Q -view. So I signed up, and I have been checking this place out daily since. What a great site, with some really hospitable, and informative folks . I always thought( and my family) that I was being obsessed with this "smoking addiction". After reading posts on here, I see that there are alot of you people who have the "sickness" alot worse than meicon_razz.gif .

I just want to say thanks for all the info you all share so easily. I just did 3 racks of BB ribs to day with the 3-2-1 method, and a Fattie.
The ribs turned out the best I have ever done, and the family thought they were great, tender, and perfectly seasoned.They practically fell off the bone, and 2 of the racks broke in half when I was pulling them off the pit. The fatty was good also, but I think I overstuffed it, as it split open on one end, and cheese started to leak out. It only looked bad about 1/3 of the way, but still tasted excellent. I don't feel comfortable enough about my technique to post Q views yet, but when I get a little better( and you guys /gals are teaching me well) at this addiction, I try and send in some pics!

Great site,cool people, wish I would have found it a year ago!
Capt Dan.
post #2 of 23
Welcome aboard Captain! You have joined the smokinest site on the net, so have fun!!
post #3 of 23
Obsessed.............no idea what you are talking about. icon_eek.gif

Glad you found this site and are making progress in your quest for the perfect Q. Post those pics.........I am sure they are better than you give yourself credit for.
post #4 of 23
Welcome Capt Dan -

Yeah most of us are a bit obcessed a little maybe, sort of, okay alot! ENjoy!

PS Don't be shy about posting pictures we all love to see what you do and sometimes an Opps can help correct problems in the future for other newbies so even they are with posting!
post #5 of 23
Capt Dan
Welcome to SMF and when it comes to Queing, there is no such thing as a bad addiction !!!
post #6 of 23
Welcome to SMF! Plenty of addiction-feeding info on here to get your fill! There is no such thing as bad Q-View!
post #7 of 23
Welcome Captain!! I too am a newbie that experienced GREAT results with the 3-2-1 method on my ribs. So many different meats, so much smoke, so little time. Enjoy!!
post #8 of 23
Welcome to SMF! I'm glad you finally found the site.

Never be shy to post Q-Views!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #9 of 23
Welcome to the SMF Captain Dan... Nice to have you aboard.PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
post #10 of 23
Hello........my name is D88de, and i am a smokealholic.......i have been in treatment here now since aug.......and my problem isn't going away.......DARN this site.........icon_cry.gificon_cry.gificon_cry.gif


welcome capt. great site here......and your addiction WILL get werse......trust me.........

when you feel you are far enuff along to post pics, (and as djdebi said.....the only BAD q-view, is NO q-view),

this link will help with posting q-view here


post #11 of 23
Sounds like you're on the road towards The Thin Blue Smoke, don't worry about any detours, part of the program. Good Luck!
post #12 of 23
Welcome Captn Dan. Is there perhaps a little Captn Morgan in you?? Just kidding.
post #13 of 23
It's posts like this that keep us sharing and smiling! Welcome to SMF, and keep up the good Q!
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
ARRRRGH! I might be persuaded to take a lil nip now and then.........and now...............and then!biggrin.gif

What else am I sposed to do while me butts R a smokin'?

Thanks for the encouragement folks. I will work on the pics next time.
Might have to have one of the kids help me, puters and me don't communicate very well.
post #15 of 23
Welcome aboard the SMF. Post those pics, i'm sure everything looks great.
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks Rich, I was just gonna ask how you liked the UM vs. MSU game on sat? pretty good game with a great ending!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

I was pretty happy about the NAVY win too!biggrin.gif
post #17 of 23
Welcome to the SMF Capt. don't ever think that you shouldn't post your pic's. The best feeling in the wolrd is when the people here compliment you and give you that extra little push about your BBQ. Heck before you know it you'll be just waiting for the week end to see what you can smoke next. Then as you start posting the good ole Q-View and hear what the others say about it...... well the rest will be history.
post #18 of 23
LOL...yes,I'm for the armed service boys...they never play Michigan..or rarely. In that case...I'd have to root for the M too ;{).

heck of a football weekend for me. My local HS is in the third round, Mich/State worked out... The "Loins" kicked booty, and gotta like that New England QB.. Where's he from again? ;{)
post #19 of 23
st. louis?

post #20 of 23
Thread Starter 
LOL at Walking dude!
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