PA pit master in training

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Original poster
Nov 23, 2016
York, Pennsylvania
Hey All!!

My name is Terry, I live in South Central PA (York area). I am a bit of a science geek, I pay the bills working as an electrical engineer. I have been trying my hand at smoking meats for about two years now. I currently use my Weber Performer grill to smoke. I've been able to learn a lot about proper airflow and maintaining good temperatures (thermodynamics - yay!!) on my Weber. I also have a Bradley Electric Smoker, but I have much more fun playing with fire!! I have also figured out a good technique for smoking on a gas grill - my key here is using a desk fan to get good consistent airflow. My theory is "make the best with the tools you have!"

Some of the meats I have smoked the past couple years consist of:

Pork Ribs

Pork Shoulder

Brisket - made an amazing brisket last month that went into chili - so worth it!

Leg of Lamb

Salmon - Cedar plank

After tomorrow I will have Turkey on this list!! (Going with Jeff Phillips' "lots of butter" method)

Some things I am currently researching/learning:

wood / meat pairings

rub recipes

sauce recipes

mop recipes

knife skills (for carving and prep work, currently my wife helps with all of my prep. She is a whiz in the kitchen!)



At this point, smoking meats is a hobby. I would love to try some entry level competitions at some point, but for now I'm trying to learn everything I can.
Hello Terry, 
 to you.

I wish for you and your family to have the best Thanksgiving ever.

I'm glad you're here.

Remember pictures of your smokes are good things.

Have fun.

Welcome to the site Terry!  I want to do a "lots of butter turkey"  too. Let us know how it turns out!

Mike the 90's and until 2005, I lived in Wrightsville and worked as a Line Chef at San Carlos on Rt.30 and at the York Country Club.  Later I became the Senior Instructor at YBI School of Culinary Arts on N.George St., until retiring. I know the area well. Great to have another PA guy...JJ is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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