First Smoke of 2014

Discussion in 'Smoker Builds' started by pjnla, May 26, 2014.

  1. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    Hello folks,

    I hope all is well with all the pit master and builders out there. The year is halfway over and I'm just now doing my first real smoke of the year. Tells you what the year has been like so far huh?!! Such is life as they say. I decided to do a little something for my maintenances and operations staff at the college I work at so I put a little something on for them today. Doing a brisket, two pork shoulders, 4 slabs of ribs, and some hot links.
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds great, can't wait to see some pics !
     
  3. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower


    brisket all seasoned and on first


    followed by pork shoulders


    and the ribs


    I have a pretty good rub recipe I swear by now. nothing unusual really. I do add some brown sugar when I apply to pork though
     
  4. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]  Very nice!

    Sounds like you're a great boss.

    [​IMG]  Can I come work for you?
     
  5. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower


    Warming the "ole man" up. I named it that cause of all the grey brick.


    I used pecan as my base, and add white oak for heat and red oak for a good smoke.


    all loaded and smokin
     
  6. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower


    Now just have to sit and watch the fire and enjoy this 75 degree California day. I'll pull the ribs and wrap then in about an hour.
     
  7. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    I try to be. I don't forget where I come from and to appreciate people no matter what their role is at the job. And I learned early in my career, you take care of your secretary and the custodians, and your life will be a hell of a lot easier.
     
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  8. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    I try to be. I don't forget where I come from and to appreciate people no matter what their role is at the job. And I learned early in my career, you take care of your secretary and the custodians, and your life will be a hell of a lot easier.
     

  9. That's a pretty sight  [​IMG]   I'll follow along to see how everything turns out...
     
  10. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    all and all. a good day. used about 1/4 bag of charcoal and 7 sticks mix of pecan and oak. the ole man holds heat pretty good once up to temp. here are the results. still waiting on the brisket.


    ribs


    I snuck in a bottom roast I had in the fridge. came out GOOD!


    links


    pre-shred butts
     
  11. jp61

    jp61 Master of the Pit ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Very nice! Enjoy!
     
  12. Wow that looks very good man!  [​IMG]   You are eating very, very well!  [​IMG]
     
  13. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    finally got the brisket off


     
  14. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    I decided last year to step my game up when a guy I met said that he makes his own sauce too. I tinkered with a few recipes till I got it just right. pretty simple. ketchup, brown sugar, apple cider vinegar, mustard, butter. and spices (I use my rub recipe for spice).




     
    Last edited: May 27, 2014
  15. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    thanks. much appreciated
     
  16. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    thanks a million.
     
  17. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Just one heck of a tasty lookin smoke all around..... Great smokin ! Thumbs Up
     
  18. Great lookin smoke my friend,think I will try to make your BBQ sauce.
     
  19. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    you gotta try it. you will wonder why you have been paying for store bought all this time.
     
  20. pjnla

    pjnla Smoke Blower

    thanks!
     

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