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Another Newbie from South Louisiana

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Thread Starter 
I just purchased the new 2010 Upgraded electric smoker from Cajun Injector, I plan on my first smoke this weekend. I look forward to getting some really good info from this site.
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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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You have gone and done it now! Stumbled into a whole nest of grazed smokers. Next thing you know you will be getting funny looks from your family while you snap pics of the excellent Q you just smoked.

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Welcome to SMF chiligumbo! Hope you enjoy your time here. What part of south La. are you from?
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Welcome to smf, this is a great site full of great folks, with a lot of great info and ideas icon_smile.gif
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BayouChilihead, I am originally from Church Point but I live in Prairieville now.
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Welcome to SMF
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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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Thread Starter 

My next step

Ok here is my plan, comments welcome.

I am going to start off with a couple of racks of ribs, 1 Baby Back and 1 St Louis.

After looking into alot of rubs, I decided to try to make my own. So, I spent about 5 hours last weekend mixing up 20 batchs of different rubs from various websites/books and my own mixes, some with a lot of sugar and some with no sugar. I also had a little help from my 8 year daughter who made her own special batch., which wasn't half bad.

I smoked some pork ribs since there were .99 a pound and if they came out un-editable my lab was going to get them. Anyway, for the most part they were all pretty good but as I figured, we preferred the ones with little or no sugar, cumin and chili powder and leaned to the ones with the garlic, onion, white pepper, black pepper etc.

So, my next step is to take the 2 we preferred the best and put half on each rack and give them a try.

Any thoughts?
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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First off welcome Chiligumbo to SMF. Now it seems as we are getting over run with folks from Louisiana here. Just kidding we are glad to have you folks here. 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
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Welcome to the site. There are a few new members from Louisiana. I have tried many rubs, most recently Bad Byrons Butt Rub. BBBR is the best so for. Only thing I wish there were sugar in the rub. I plan on doing a cook this weekend with a boston butt, ribs and chicken and I think I will add some brown sugar (sugar in the raw) to BBBR. I have tried making my own for pork and chicken, but I can't seem to get the perfect marriage. I will keep trying and eventually I will come up with one that I like. Personally, I like a rub with sugar and a little heat for the pork, especially ribs.

The one ingredient I am missing is chipotle powder. Can't seem to find it anywhere around my neck of the woods. Think I will just order some over the web and give the rub another try.
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Welcome Chilli Gumbo.
I been telling these folks that Louisiana smokers were going to take over and i think they are finally starting to wonder?
Glad to have you aboard .
Any of you local guys want to really see what comp smoking is all about ? This Fri. and sat in hammond la. there is the Blues and bbq comp. Kcbs sanctioned compitition. Wife and i will be there sat .
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I second this statement!!
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I sure do wish I could be in Hammond Saturday. Unfortunately, I have plans. Take some pictures so I can see what it's all about.
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Make your own ,Smoke up some Japs and dehydrate . Grind em up
and you got chipotle powder
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Hello from Indiana, welcome to SMF!
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Welcome from Denver. Lot of great folks here. We are trying to mix our own rubs . This stuff is addicting.
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Welcome from Denham Springs bro.
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