Hey folks

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hatchet, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. So a few months ago I had the chance to do my first smokeout, my buddy built this rig with his old man over the course of a couple years in their backyard

    Thats me on the left.

    We cooked about 30 boston butts, several racks of ribs, and a few miscellaneous cuts, turning every 30 minutes and sprayin down with his "special spray" (thats whats in the garden sprayer)


    the spectators loved the firefighter mask


    Old man Koon midstride, an a better look at the trailer.


    Soooo

    after eating some of this, I decided that one of my goals is now learning how to smoke over a wood fire.

    Fast forward to about a week and a half ago I was cleaning the old storage room at the firehouse and found one of these:

    Only problem was it was used as a firepit and there was years of accumulated ashes in the bottom, causing significant rusting. I took it apart and cleaned it up with soap and water, then scraped out the bottom portions to clear out the rust. One can of rust converter, one tub of lard, and a new thermometer later and this thing looks like it is ready to smoke. I burned a nice hot fire in it to season, and realized there is something I need to do, I need to make a heat shield/diverter/spreader in the smoke chamber. I think once I get that done it'll be time to start running experiments.


    I dig the site, these vbulletin boards are my favorite, can't wait to hear from yall.

    oh and nice smilies - reminds me of Full Metal Jacket.[​IMG]
    Thanks for looking!
     
  2. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
     
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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  5. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Sounds like you're ready to get with the smoking program. Looking forward to some more pics.
     
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  7. tom in nc

    tom in nc Smoke Blower

    Welcome Hatchet.
     
  8. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

    Howdy & welcome!
     
  9. john3198

    john3198 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome. You can learn a lot here.........
     
  10. Already have![​IMG]

    Thanks for the welcomes and everyone have a happy merry an a christmas new years![​IMG]
     
  11. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you have the right kind of friends ;)

    Welcome aboard!
     
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, you are looking for a good time outdoors, and we'll join you on that kind of fun. It's all good my friend.
     
  14. Thanks for all the welcomes.

    Yesterday I did my first solo smoke, it turned out well. I am a big fan of country style ribs, and from you guys I decided to try some atomic buffalo turds too. ran out of bacon though.
    I put Szeged rib rub on the ribs and put em in a pan, turned em every 30 minutes or so, and sprayed em with apple juice.
    Once they reached temperature, I put Stubbs bbq mopping sauce on em and covered the pan with aluminum foil. cooked for about an hour like that and they were done.
    I ate the abt's throughout, they were delicious!
    I knew the ribs were done cause they started falling apart when I tried to turn em.
    The obligatory Qview:





    forgot to take pics of the abts after theywere done, but there wasnt much left!
     
  15. warthog

    warthog Smoking Fanatic

    Some good looking food. Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
     
  16. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to smf!
     
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Looks like you might get interested in smoking. It's all good my friend.
     
  18. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Hatchet, and welcome to the forums! Glad you joined us.
     
  19. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    Welcome [​IMG]to the [color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08BD09][b]SMF[/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color] forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
    Great job on the q-view.
     
  20. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice lookin ribs Hacket, and welcome.
     

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