Greetings

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jd kenny, May 1, 2015.

  1. Greetings everyone,

    I am new to the forum. I live in southeastern Wisconsin right on the shores of Lake Michigan. I just wanted to say hello and introduce myself. I am fairly new to smoking. I got into it about a year ago. I use a Pit Barrel Cooker for my cooks. I love it. I have smoked wild turkey, ribs, pulled pork, venison blackstrap and chicken. I am on a quest to smoke a six pound boneless leg of lamb this weekend. I'm excited because it will be all new to me.

    A little about myself, 38 years old, married and four kids... 9,6,3. And 8 weeks.
    Thanks all
     
  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    JD Kenny, welcome to SMF!  Great smoker you have there and a lucky family that gets to share in the bounty.  Congrats on the new family addition too. 

    Glad you're here.  Looking forward to seeing you around the Forum.

    Have fun!

    Ray
     
  3. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site JD.  Best luck with your lamb smoke.  Take some pictures and let us know how it turns out.
     
  4. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another beautiful day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  5. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.
    David
     
  6. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF! :welcome:
    We're glad to have you here. The search bar at the top is your most valuable resource here. This forum has been around for over ten years, so there is a good chance that any questions you may have, have already been answered (they may have 10 different answers, but you'll get an instant response non the less).
    Please be sure to post your smokes along with your process and recipes. We will be glad to help you along the way and we may also learn something new ourselves in the process. Also, don't forget the very important Q view! (We're mad for pics on here 😁)
    Always remember to have fun because it's not fun if you have to work at it. Thanks for joining,
    - Ryan
     
  7. Thanks everyone,  The plan is to smoke the lamb tomorrow morning.  I'm going to make my own rub and smoke it to an internal temp of 130.  We will see how it goes.  I will update tomorrow
     
  8. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    [​IMG]     Best luck with it.  Smoking that rub to 130* IT should really ace" it.    [​IMG]
     
  9. Well, it went pretty well yesterday. I made a homemade rub with the following ingredients,
    Rosemary, thyme, basil, fresh garlic, sea salt, peppercorns, and crushed red pepper. I just eyed everything up when mixing it. The flavor profile was pretty good. I then coated the leg of lamb with olive oil, put the rub on it, and let it sit for an hour.
    I then set up the cooler with some blocks of cherry wood and charcoal. I cooked the lamb by hanging it on the hooks of the PBC. I brought it to an order all temp of 130. I then took it out of the PBC, sprinkled lemon juice over the lamb, covered it with foil for about thirty minutes. I then sliced the lamb up. It was cooked pretty well, I would say it was more medium to medium rare, but the meat was moist with great flavor. It took about 2.5 hours in the PBC. Served it with Greek potatoes and Tzakiti sauce. Pretty happy with the cook. Got great reviews from the family about it. My dad said it was the best meat he has ever had. I'm sure that is an overstated. I attached images from the start to the finish[ATTACHMENT=2060][ATTACHMENT=2061][ATTACHMENT=2062][ATTACHMENT=2063]image.jpg (816k. jpg file)[/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT][/ATTACHMENT]
     
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  10. Nice Job Looks Good   I like Lamb    [​IMG]

    Gary
     
  11. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Great looking smoke JD.  If the family is happy you know your on the right track.

    POINTS!!
     

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