Hello from VA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by vbpack, Feb 26, 2008.

  1. vbpack

    vbpack Newbie

    what's up guys. I have been smoking ribs and pork shoulder/butts for a while but I would like to know more about it and perfect the process. any words of wisdom for a noob? thx
  2. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi VBpack and welocome to the SMF. The basic words of wisdom here are "low & slow" but I'm guessing you already knew that. This is the right place to be with any questions that may arise before, during, and after a smoke. You'll learn a lot!

  3. vbpack

    vbpack Newbie

    thx lou. what's your recommendation on wood? curing chops? etc. I have the Eastern NC style BBQ down and i think i got the ribs almost perfected but anything else I'm a novice in. I have a side smoker and just purchased a new water smoker.
  4. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    VBPACK welcome to SMF. You will find friendly, knowledgeable people here. ask any questions that you may have, someone will have an answer for you.
  5. vbpack

    vbpack Newbie

    I have the Great Outdoors SM gas smoker. i guess ya'll call it GOSM??? good buy?
  6. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Right now I'm using a lot of cherry as my neighbor lost a tree last year so it was free. I also like to use apple and hickory. The only curing i've done so far is canadian bacon and summer sausage. For the CB I use the dry cure ratio listed on the Tenderquick package and add some brown sugar to it. I plan to get into a lot more curing as I want to cure my own corned beef for pastrami and try some slab bacon. I just purchased a book recommended by a long time SMF member called "Great Sausage Recipes and Meat Curing vol 3" by Rytek Kutas. I'm taking it with me on vacation next week to absorb. I also use the GOSM and have had great results but thinking I'll have to do some mods to get the temp down to do some cured meats and sausages.
  7. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    I dont have alot of experiance with butts or blades, but welcome..
  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    VB, welcome to the forum.
  10. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.....Glad to have you here............
  11. vbpack

    vbpack Newbie

    thx guys. looking forward to ACC tournament weekend. gonna smoke smoke ribs next saturday and maybe some burgers on sunday (they looked so good on the smoked hanburgers thread). never thought about smoking burgers before.

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