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Hello from VA

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what's up guys. I have been smoking ribs and pork shoulder/butts for a while but I would like to know more about it and perfect the process. any words of wisdom for a noob? thx
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Hi VBpack and welocome to the SMF. The basic words of wisdom here are "low & slow" but I'm guessing you already knew that. This is the right place to be with any questions that may arise before, during, and after a smoke. You'll learn a lot!

post #3 of 11
Thread Starter 
thx lou. what's your recommendation on wood? curing chops? etc. I have the Eastern NC style BBQ down and i think i got the ribs almost perfected but anything else I'm a novice in. I have a side smoker and just purchased a new water smoker.
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VBPACK welcome to SMF. You will find friendly, knowledgeable people here. ask any questions that you may have, someone will have an answer for you.
post #5 of 11
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I have the Great Outdoors SM gas smoker. i guess ya'll call it GOSM??? good buy?
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Right now I'm using a lot of cherry as my neighbor lost a tree last year so it was free. I also like to use apple and hickory. The only curing i've done so far is canadian bacon and summer sausage. For the CB I use the dry cure ratio listed on the Tenderquick package and add some brown sugar to it. I plan to get into a lot more curing as I want to cure my own corned beef for pastrami and try some slab bacon. I just purchased a book recommended by a long time SMF member called "Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing vol 3" by Rytek Kutas. I'm taking it with me on vacation next week to absorb. I also use the GOSM and have had great results but thinking I'll have to do some mods to get the temp down to do some cured meats and sausages.
post #7 of 11
I dont have alot of experiance with butts or blades, but welcome..
post #8 of 11
Welcome ot SMF !!!
Check out the 3-2-1 Rib Method and also Basic Pulled Pork Smoke
post #9 of 11
VB, welcome to the forum.
post #10 of 11
Welcome to the smf.....Glad to have you here............
post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 
thx guys. looking forward to ACC tournament weekend. gonna smoke smoke ribs next saturday and maybe some burgers on sunday (they looked so good on the smoked hanburgers thread). never thought about smoking burgers before.
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