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Meat Mopper
Original poster
OTBS Member
Aug 25, 2006
North Georgia
Fired up the trusty bar-b chef at 0750 and had butts at 195 by 1700. Meat fell apart and had a nice thick smoke ring. I used mustard and a homeade rub I found posted here. No time to inject but I couldnt imagine that it could be any better. You guys are awsome! All the great info. I used white oak chunks and hickory for my fire. Low and Slow at 225. Even though I am not OTBS worthy yet. I felt the zen of smoking meat. In the driveway with the kids playing. Light thin blue smoke all day! It was great!. I think that the rest of the zen experence for me was seeing all of my family and friend eating my Q and smiling. After SFQ finishing sauce no on even used the commercial sauce I had out. I will now be smoking meat of some type every year for the wifes birthday. Thank's again for all of the tips. I couldnt have done it without ya'll
Now you can understand why people do this for a living. There is such a thrill out of making great Q and watching people's faces when they realize that this is the best Q they have ever eaten.
Congratulations on a good smoke. I totally understand where you're coming from. It's really quite an experience. But don't stop with the wife's birthday. There's all kinds of other reasons to BBQ..... like the first day of winter, first day of spring, first day of summer etc. then there's Columbus Day, Independence Day, Labor Day ..... you get the point. Many Many oportunities and, to me, the one thing that makes it all special is the good friends and neighbors who come over to enjoy the Q! What a hobby....... have a great Thanksgiving (and there's another excuse for Q or smoked turkey).
Good point Bill! I will start smoking for all occasions. The guys at the firestation are enjoying the new skills also. I bring them all the leftovers.
I do have some pic's but no food porn. I got busy when the guests started arriving , pulling, sauceing,and talking.

Smoker dead on 225

Burn barrel kickin some white oak coals

Thin blue Zen smoke

sorry Dudes I know the pics are crap. I used a camera phone.. It wont happen again. I promise food porn next smoke.
Actually...any day that ends with a "Y" is a good day to smoke.

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