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New Guy in Sparta, TN

Poll Results: How do you smoke your butts?

This is a multiple choice poll
  • 7% of voters (59)
  • 16% of voters (137)
  • 21% of voters (181)
  • 3% of voters (27)
  • 2% of voters (18)
  • 11% of voters (93)
  • 2% of voters (22)
  • 12% of voters (107)
    Fat up
  • 6% of voters (53)
    Fat down
  • 15% of voters (132)
    Do YOU love smoking your meat
829 Total Votes  
post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Hey Everybody great site here. I started smoking Boston Butts when I was 13 and did I start big. Two weekends a month we did fundraisers in several areas of Middle TN cooking at the least 250 and the most 425. We used mostly 8-footer pull behinds at the time. When I was a year and a half into it at the ripe old age of 14 I decided I needed a Smoker. So me and mother ventured to The Jack Daniels Cookoff in Lynchburg.PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif Well I bought a Smoker alright. The Smoker was an upright homemade job. The entire bottom was a firebox lined with fire brick. Above that was a water pan with the grate above it. Comfortable could hold fifty butts or two small hogs. Had a drop down door for the front and also a lid on top to raise and lower the hogs onto the grate. Had two stacks coming off nearly three and a half feet. She was a monster.icon_eek.gif The real kicker was that she was mounted on the rear of a 16' gooseneck trailer with a two-story concession stand and an 8' fold out deck! This started my Cooking career as well as my high school career. By my graduation day I had roughly 60% of all catering business in my area and had events lined up every weekend that summer. I suppose I did to much that fall I was burned out and disgusted with the concession and catering.PDT_Armataz_01_32.gif I was either going to have to open a restaurant or sell. Sadly I did sell and have regretted it every since. When I did sell out I had graduated from my behemoth smoker to a more economical Southern Pride Smoker.PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif I cant say enough about how great those smokers are. But to make a long story short I know have a Master Built 40" electric smoker which does well with my apartment and gonna start getting back into the making and selling of my meat. I will get some pictures up as soon as I can get a camera and my old pics scanned in. Any questions yall ask!! Thanks alot.PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #2 of 23
Have not done a butt yett, "butt" welcome anyway..biggrin.gif
post #3 of 23
Welcome to SMF, Bob. Let's get ya on to ribs and brisket! And fattys!
post #4 of 23
Welcome to the SMF site Bob. When do ya think you could start teaching us about them butts?Can't wait to see some of the old pics. I bet you have a ton of good Q stories to tell!
post #5 of 23
Welcome aboard, glad to have ya!
post #6 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the Welcome Yall. Yea Q stories are in an abundant supply with icon_lol.gif. I can remember a few times I have had to strap on my fire coat, hat and gloves to rescue my poor burning butts from a savage grease fire. And losing my arm hair and eyebrows a few times PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif
post #7 of 23
Great to have you here, welcome to SMF !!!
It sounds like you come hear loaded with a wealth of knowledge, look forward to your stories, recipes and of course the pictures !!!
post #8 of 23
Welcome to SMF bob-souns like a wealth of help u have to share.
post #9 of 23
Welcome Bob, glad you found the site.
post #10 of 23
Welcome to the forum Bob!
post #11 of 23
Hi Bob welcome to the board of smoke addicts biggrin.gif
post #12 of 23
I was gonna ask about the nickname you are using, but after seeing deliverance(that was in tennesee wasn't it?) I am afraid of the answer!

I am hoping that it is from eating so much pig from the younger years to present that you are starting to sound like one!icon_mrgreen.gif
post #13 of 23
sounds like we have a pro here. welcome to smf
post #14 of 23
Welcome to the smf............Glad your here..........
post #15 of 23
Welcome to SMF
post #16 of 23
Thread Starter 
Ha Ha The sad part is I haven even sen that movie yet. Gonna put it on my movie list for the weekend! Squealin Bob was the name of my business. Which after I told it also became my name. PDT_Armataz_01_24.gif Imagine starting High School with that name ha ha ha.
post #17 of 23
It is a great movie, Ned Beaty hasn't been the same since!biggrin.gif

Yu betta watch dat movie bowah, you watch it reawl gewd!icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 23
Welcome from down here in Florida, Bob.
post #19 of 23
WELCOME, SqueelinBob,Welcome to one big family, alot of info, Sounds like you know alot yourself
post #20 of 23
Welcome bob! As far as the poll goes, The only thing listed that I DON'T do is marinate or mop.biggrin.gif

so all rest all in one smoke!
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