I have been eating BBQ for about 50 years and finally decided to try my luck at smoking my own. I bought a Oklahoma Joe's offset smoker last fall. It's a very heavy duty and serious smoker. I smoked a couple of racks of ribs, which turned out great and then smoked a 12 pound turkey for Thanksgiving. My wife did the traditional turkey in the oven. My smoked turkey was a hit. Since then I have smoked pork ribs, boston butts, beef roasts, vension and chickens. I am experimenting with my own rubs and mop sauces. I spend a lot of time on the Internet looking for new ideas to try. I am keeping a journal so I can learn from my mistakes and perfect my techniques. I will be cooking boston butts on the smoker and burgers and dogs on the gas grill for our fall party in September. Last year we had 109 guests and had a pig on a smoker, not mine. This year I will be doing the smoking. Pulled pork should be easy.
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3/16/10 at 1:23am