new guy from new jerz

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by slitterman1, Jun 1, 2015.

  1. slitterman1

    slitterman1 Newbie

    hello all,

    j from jersey,  new to smoking...

    i had a little smoker, home depot cheapy from last year. attemepted to smoke a couple racks of ribs towards the end of last summer....FAIL.  went back to it a couple weeks back and a repeated fail.  back to google. 

    always seemed to bring me to posts on this site....interesting.

    so i decided it should try offset smoker instead.  that way  i am not burning food.

    picked up a ok joe smoker... the smaller one.   messed up some ribs this sat. and threw out a but yesterday after 6 hours of my style smoking and then hitting it with a thermo....read 200 so i thought i was good... it did look good unlike my other smokes.

    wife brought it in, sliced it,  yelled its still raw....so i chucked it.

    i will keep reading and keep trying.   just might need a 3rd job to pay for practice meats.

    great site from what i have been seeing so far

    j
     
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! Try learning on something quick and inexpensive like chicken pieces.

    If those ribs were under-cooked, you could have finished them in the oven. There's no un-scorching meats, though.
     
  3. slitterman1

    slitterman1 Newbie

    thanks for reply.

    last batch of ribs i made,  on the little piece,  looked great un till i decided to do something i saw on you tube.  brown sugar and butter. left on too long and garbage.  new smoker.  ribs  wife did put in the oven. but i think i may have messed up the flavor from my mixed rubs to what i mopped with.  i should have def not thrown out the butt. but too late. 

    think i will try chicken parts this weekend.

    thanks again for reply
     
  4. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the site neighbor. Use the search bar it is a great tool. As stated try some chicken parts.Verify your probe with the boiling water test,check the gauges on the smoker also.
     
  5. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a nice warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  6. slitterman1

    slitterman1 Newbie

    Thanks for the welcome. I will try again this weekend May give bacon a try just for practice before the weekend tho
     
  7. zeroids7

    zeroids7 Newbie

    Welcome to the forums! Hope you enjoy your stay!

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    Brygget  - eat drink and be merry
     
  8. slitterman1

    slitterman1 Newbie

    Loving it so far. Learning a lot. Smoked some bacon for lunch today and a small loin for dinner. Both came out great. Lil spicy was the loin but wrapped in bacon was real good. Finally. Something I can eat. Have some chicken brining now. See what happens tomorrow
    Thanks again for welcome
     

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