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post #1 of 18
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Thought I'd stop by and introduce myself real quick.

The name is Pat but have been called Quigs by many, since my little league days. I live in the very northern tip of the Ozark Mountain region in Missouri, near St. Louis with my wonderful wife and our awesome 4 year old son.

I actually ran across this forum back on Thanksgiving Day this past year. I was snooping around to see how everyone else was smoking their birds. I think I had a question besides my curiosity however, I don't recall what it was but I reckon it was answered by browsing some posts.

I learned my love for smoked meats at a very early age from my Dad. Don't tell him, but I have long passed his ability on the smoker! By no means am I an expert though. I'm real good with the simple things! Still learning alot and just now getting to the point where I want to try some harder cuts.

I'm cooking on a New Braunfels grill with an offset firebox. It's about 10 or so years old and it's starting to wear out. I've looked at new pits but have yet to find anything I really like, so I'm thinking my next smoker will have to be a custom built project (that should be fun, I'm a woodworker, not a metal worker!).

I've been down for a couple months due to the cold weather and a health issue but you'll find me in the pork section today! I stopped by the butcher shop this morning and grabbed up two racks of spare ribs. I gotta get that smoker going or I'm gonna go into fits! Only problem...I've never smoked ribs before! icon_eek.gif

Anyhoo, that's a little about me. Hoping to learn lots here and expand my limited knowledge of the smoke!
post #2 of 18
Welcome to the forum.
post #3 of 18
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #4 of 18
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #5 of 18
Welcome to the forum. There is info out here on everything. Take a look at the 3-2-1 method for cooking ribs. It is pretty easy and almost fool proof. 3 hours on the smoker then foil with a couple of spritz of apple juice back on for 2 hours. Then out of the foil back on the smoker for an hour or until done. Spritz every so often.
Good luck with your first ribs.icon_smile.gif
post #6 of 18
Welcome aboard!
post #7 of 18
Welcome to smf
post #8 of 18
Welcome. Ditto what Dave said about the 3-2-1 method.
post #9 of 18
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #10 of 18
Welcome and glad to have ya joining in!

post #11 of 18

Welcome to SMF, 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

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.

Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

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post #12 of 18
Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you here.
post #13 of 18
Welcome to the site.
post #14 of 18
welcome to the forum ,good luck with the ribs
post #15 of 18
First off welcome to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. 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 #16 of 18
Howdy & welcome to the SMF!!
post #17 of 18
Hi Pat, and thanks for the introduction. I think you'll be a happy camper as part of the SMF. It's all good my friend.
post #18 of 18
If you like your ribs with a little more texture, just smoke for 6 hours. The 3-2-1 method makes them almost too tender. Spritz with apple juice every so often, Put some sauce on the last 1/2 hour or so, and they will be fine. I don't think you can screw up ribs. Good luck, Al
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