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Don in Colorado

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mardok, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. mardok

    mardok Newbie

    Heya everyone,

    I am Don, I currently live in CO near Denver. I would normally call the hill country of Texas home although I lived in Louisiana a long time as well. I am a student of bbq everywhere I go. I used to work internationally and have come into some type of smoking in almost every country (norway, netherlands, scotland, papua new guinea, saudi arabia, tanzania, the congo, australia, and more). 

    I have a rust bucket that once was a grill with a side smoke box and a recently purchased electric smoker (masterbuild 30"). The woods I tend to use are oak, pecan and mesquite, although I just found a source of alder and apple to try. I tend to use at least a day of marinade for beefs, and some sort of brine for porks. I have created scatch sauces and I look forward to developing that skill better. I have some experience with salt curing, dutch ovens, and things like that. My favorite meats to smoke are bacon, brisket, ribs, fish, and small game.

    I tend to do a cajun/texas style on most anything. Lots of mustard powders, cayenne, coffee grounds, molasses, and such.

    Skills I need to polish: Smoke times/cook times, brine/marinade chemistry
     
  2. jdl6mm

    jdl6mm Newbie

    Hi Don, Just curious if you have any recipes for smoking squirrels or cottontail rabbits?

    Jay
     
  3. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   

     

    Gary

     
  4. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hi Don

    Welcome to the forum.  I would also be interested in squirrel recipes

    Gary
     
  5. bdskelly

    bdskelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Don!  Welcome to the forum.  We look forward to your posts! Your world wide cooking experience will make a great contribution to the forum.

    Brian
     
  6. mardok

    mardok Newbie

    Actually, my wife might be able to find some recipes on squirrel. I was thinking quail and small birds. Rabbit I usually save for stews like a ficassee. She is full blown cajun from Pecan island.