Hello from Central Arizona

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by huhwhat, Jun 6, 2014.

  1. huhwhat

    huhwhat Fire Starter

    How's everyone doing. I live in the Prescott, AZ area. I'm a diagnostic electrician for a copper mine. I bake, cook, brew beer, wood work, and collect/shoot black powder rifles, pistols and single action revolvers.

    I have been looking at smokers for a couple of years now, and recently bought one, based on how good a job it did for my father-in-law. So far I've done brisket, pork cushion meat, and chicken. All turned out acceptable. The pork cushion meat turned out great. Tomorrow I am smoking fresh sausage for friends and family. 

    I'm looking for ideas on how to get the most out of my smoker.
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board! Browse around some of the side areas like sauces and seasonings.

    What's your rig? We will tease you if you don't post pics.
  3. huhwhat

    huhwhat Fire Starter

    I bought a Brinkman electric smoker, based on how good the results were from the same smoker that my father-in-law has. I have modified it to add a thermometer to the lid so I can check the temp of the smoker, and being an electrician, I am already considering how best to add a rheostat to the power cord so I can have some temp control.

    Brand new...

    Making smoke...

    First batch of pulled pork...

  4. Hello and welcome from East Texas, post some pictures of your smoker and tell us your concerns 

    Gary S
  5. Sorry pictures came up before I finished

    Gary S
  6. huhwhat

    huhwhat Fire Starter

    Right now, I'm still learning cooking times and internal temps. When I did the pork, I had 5 separate roast, so I could experiment a little. I did find out that I did have to get pork cushion meat up to 200 degrees internal temp before it pulled well.

    I will be smoking Italian sausages tomorrow. Is there any prep needed for the sausages before putting them in the smoker?
  7. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Looking good!

    I want to see AZ again, haven't been there since 1981.
  8. huhwhat

    huhwhat Fire Starter

    It has changed a lot since then.

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