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Hello from California

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
So name is Chris im 25 and just stated smoking with an old Brinkman electric smoker my parents had in their garage. I just smoked a pork shoulder with a rub I made and used some chips I had "Jack Daniel's wood chips" The meat fell apart it was awesome, but it tasted kinda funny I think it was from the JD chips. But otherwise it was great. I am gonna use ether hickory or mesquite next time thats what I have. But I hear about brisket from my friends and want to try one of those soon. I am a fan of tri tip but thats just BBQ not smoking.
post #2 of 12
First off wlecome aboard and congrats on the succesful smoke....

Tritip is perfectly OK for smoking..Lots of guys here do them..If your very green you may want to bite into something easier then tritip or brisket. Beef can be unforgiving and if you have a bad couple of smokes early on may hurt your confidence...try a few more butts, some ribs, chciken, fattie....If we can help with anything let us know..Just throw it out..Dont forget the queue view
post #3 of 12

Welcome, 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.
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post #4 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the advice patterson I'll take my time and I put 2 fatties in the smoker when I made the pork. they were delicious! I am looking forward to Ribs and more butts and Id like to try chicken. Beer-B-Q thanks for the info
post #5 of 12
Poindexter welcome to SMF

I am also from California and have had a catering business for over 20 years. Do not be ashamed about grilling tri-tip. It is called Santa Maria style and it is good. I think that I have cooked tri-tip by every method available. I have grilled , smoked, deep fried, dutch oven cooked and deep fried on the end of a pitch fork for "Cowboy Fondue" I have been lucky to cook the tons of tri-tip that I have--because I have been able to experiment. Keep experimenting and choose the method that you personnally like the best. There are many opinions-and YOUR opinion is what counts. Never allow that you have done something wrong---you may do something different.

I am at SMF to help you become the best that you can be. Maybe my years of experimentation can help. PM me with any questions---or ask on forum. I HAVE NO SECRETS
post #6 of 12
Welcome to SMF, Chris. Glad you joined us.
post #7 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #8 of 12
First off welcome Chris 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 #9 of 12
Welcome to the SMF Chris,We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 12
Welcome to the SMF, glad to have another Cali smoker onboard. Tri Tip is also great when smoked with hickory or mesquite, red oak is my favorite and the choice wood used in Santa Maria Tri Tip. It's all good my friend.
post #11 of 12
Thread Starter 
thanks all for the tips and info I look forward to gleaning knowledge from you all in the future here is a pic of the pork shoulder I smoked.
post #12 of 12
Welcome to the forum Chris! Great looking hunka pork too. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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