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Hi from Nashville

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Thread Starter 
Wanted to say howdy to you all here at Smoking-Meat I have been charcoaling and smoking for many years but just recently got into it a little deeper. I ran across this site and have been really enjoying all the great info from you all. BTW I ordered Jeffs RUB and Sauce recipe. I have top say the ribs I smoked with his RUB turned out mighty tasty indeed.
I am using a old horizonal smoker I have had for many years,just lately I gave the old gal a new firebox grate,firebox damper,heat tuning plates,smoke stack extention,a few new wheels and a fresh coat of Hi Temp Paint. I am currently using a Maverick dual probe thermometer for my smoker temps and a Taylor digital for the meat. I have a couple of new themometers ordered for the smoker tho. I drilled 3 holes in the lid,placed rubber stoppers and drilled small holes into the stoppers so I can slide the probes into them and change them out for calibration and different placement often without any hassle.
Today I am smoking two Turkey breasts. I plan on cooking them around 240 until 170 internal temp. I used a little of Jeffs rub on them and injected them with a little sauce...(2cps real apple juice,1 stick unsalted butter,and 1 TS Jeffs rub) Figure to mop them every so often with the injection sauce as well.

Sorry for the ramble but thanks again to all who contribute all the great information here and to Jeff for this place and his Awesome RUB recipe. Here are a couple of pics using my cheesy cell phone.icon_rolleyes.gif
Johnny B
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Welcome to SMF, Johnny. Glad you joined us. Looks like you're off to a great start. smile.gif
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Great looking pics Johnny.... Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome to SMF. Nice roll call post.
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First off welcome Johnny to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #6 of 11
Hi Johnny! Welcome aboard!

That's a sweet 'ol horizontal...looks heavier than a WWII Tank for it's size!

Don't sweat the rambling...we like to know about the members here so we can share better info with you, and you with us. We're all each other's mentor's here, so don't be afraid to offer tips, etc.

Glad you joined up, you'll be a great addition to the family!

post #7 of 11
Hello Johnnie
Welcome to SMF - glad to have you with us. Turkey is looking good
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Welcome Johnnie, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

How to post Qview to Forum:

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

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Thanks for the kind welcomes. Here is my old smoker.

Heres the firebox mod....

Heres the Turkey Breasts getting placed in the smoker...

And here they are getting ready to come out!

I'l post another later when I slice'em up.

Ok heres the obligatory slice and dice pics.....these taste wonderful,you can really taste the apple juice.

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Nice Smoker, I like the wheels...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Thanks Paul I like them too,it makes it so much easier to push the smoker around the yard and garage with these. I was lucky enough to find them on sale for $5 apiece at Ace. Gotta love a bargain!
I used alot of the ideas from here and a few other places to modify the smoker,it has made it alot easier to turn out good food now. I used to have to tend to it constantly swapping the meat around left and right.The heat sheild and tuning plates make it where I can maintain near even temps at both sides now. A helluva lot funner now!
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