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    Delicious Double Briskets from 4th of July!

    So, I decided that brisket must be had for the 4th of July, and with about 15 ppl coming over, I needed to ensure leftovers so I opted for two since they were almost identical in weight @ 15# and 14.92# and less than 10% trim loss. I used the most coarse setting on my pepper grinder and did 1...
  2. J

    Offset Noob / Pork Shoulder 1st Try

    Hey all. So I wanted to reach out and ask a few questions to all individuals that cook with an offset. A few weeks ago I purchased a custom built smoker from someone. They were moving and didnt want to take it with them so I bought it. Thick 1/4" steel!. Got it home and cleaned out old ash along...
  3. E

    Black spots on rings of freshly cut hickory wood?

    Hi - we just chopped down 2 hickory trees (the previous homeowners planted them RIGHT next to our house... less than 10 ft away) so we have a ton of wood! They were very healthy, nut-producing trees (believe they were shagbark). We noticed as we were chopping the sections into logs that they...
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    First Time Ribs on the Smoker

    For Father's Day I had my first attempt at ribs in the smoker. I bought two racks of spareribs and coated them with Dinosaur BBQ rub from the store. I did one rack for 2 hrs smoke then wrapped with some apple juice for two more hours. The other rack was dry for the first 3:45 and sauced and...
  5. KrisUpInSmoke

    Nice to meet you!

    Hello, It's wonderful to be here at SMF. I was researching smokers and all of the awesome things I can smoke when I found this forum. I'm happy to be here and to have found so many people who are as excited about smoking as I am! I've enjoyed reading all of your posts. Sometime ago, I realized I...
  6. beef_chief

    Aspiring Pitmaster from Huntsville, AL

    My name is Andrew Phillips, I'm 20 years old and a senior at Auburn University studying industrial and systems engineering. I'm home for the summer now with an internship and taking on a few commissions with my woodworking business (Phillips-Head Woodworks... find me on Instagram/Etsy). I have...
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