Hello from San Jose!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by sooperjay, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. sooperjay

    sooperjay Newbie

    I am a newbie from NorCal. I have been using my Weber Performer for a few years now, but have been increasingly unhappy with the quality of my low-temp cooking.

    I just purchased an electric Masterbuilt smoker and can't wait to see the results this weekend. I can't decide between baby backs, brisket, or chicken. Aw heck, I'll probably just do them all!!!
  2. welcome. I'm pretty new to SMF and smoking (only about a year in or so) but have found everyone on this board more than helpful.

    Good luck and enjoy!
  3. welcome to SMF good smokin this weekend I think my next smoke will be a brisket
  4. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF and congrats on your new coach!
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Jay. Congrats on that new smoker and heck yea season that thing then smoke em all.
  6. zipdugan

    zipdugan Newbie

    I too am new to the group and I am also from San Jose. I looked at the Masterbuilt at BBQ galore but I went whole hog and got a Cookshack 50. I think the Masterbuilt is a fine unit and you will have some great smokes on it.

    As for meat in the area Smart and Final is the place to get packer cut brisket for $1.79 a lb you cant beat it. You will be much happier with the packer cut rather than just doing a flat and you are looking at about a 14 hour smoke.

    For pulled pork (pork butt) Costco has them in Almaden but they look to be a double pack. For a small one 5 lb or so you can get them at Food Max over by the 24 hour fitness on Parkmor & Meridian. That will be about an 18 hour smoke.

    If you haven't already got a remote thermometer you should. It saves many trips to check the meat temp. I usually sleep right through the smoking and it will beep to let you know you have reached the temp you want.

    I just did beef jerky 5lbs worth and it came out great. I got the meat (London Broil) at Lucky on Camden Ave for $2.49 a lb.

    Happy Smoking,

  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello San Jose, good to see another fellow smoker from Calif. Welcome to the SMF.
  8. sooperjay

    sooperjay Newbie


    Thanks for the info! That is really going to save me a lot of trouble. I picked up an Oregon Scientific remote thermo already. I figured I didn't want to wake up throughout the night to check the temp (lazy, huh?). I hope to have some good stories and pics to share very soon!

  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  10. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    WElcome friend to MSF , you will find plenty of good friendly info here
  11. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome aboard sooperjay, we'looking forward to your smoke this weekend too! Remember your Q-view!
  12. aussiemick

    aussiemick Meat Mopper

    Welcome to smf mate. Enjoy your stay
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum sooperjay!
  14. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Sooperjay. Neat place here.
  15. salbaje gato

    salbaje gato Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    welcome to the best forum on the web, good to have our town represented, we get enough folks around here smokin, and we can have a festival or something, btw im sure you can see the whole san jose area is smokin from all the fires around here. think of all that good would going to waste.
  16. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi sooperjay,
    Welcome to SMF! Jeffs rub is awesome..make sure you get some!!

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