Howdy from the SoCal Hi Desert

Discussion in 'So Cal Smokers' started by rlj3rd, Aug 3, 2016.

  1. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    Ridgecrest checking in...
  2. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    Welcome aboard!

    Have you been smoking a lot? Or is this a new hobby?

    Whats your "go-to" meat?

    What kind of smoker do you have?
  3. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    Not new to smoking

    I've Done Chicken, Turkey, Ribs, Pork Roasts, Peppers, but probably best at chicken.

    I have a;

    Smokey Mountain Vertical Propane

    New Braunfels Offset

    and just acquired a Oklahoma Joes Longhorn Offset Smoker that I am turning into a project of sorts.

  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF from Nor Cal.
  5. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    WElcome aboard! What type of project?
  6. Welcome, just checking in glmots, valley center
  7. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    Putting the Longhorn (with a  few mods) on a cart with the Braunfels smoker (turned into a conventional grill). I will post up pic's when it's done.
  8. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    Welcome !! Any plans for smoke this weekened?
  9. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    Welcome !! Any plans for smoke this weekened?

    Howd the project go ?
  10. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    Just saw this, I didn't smoke anything this weekend, too busy with a project. Did you serve up anything tasty?
  11. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    I smoked a chuck roast last weekend, didn't like it. We are too used to the crockpot kind!

    So, I pulled it and mixed in Sauce and spice and it turned out great as sanwiches.
  12. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    I haven't smoked anything in weeks, long overdue...
  13. I used to smoke ton's of fish, haven't done any smoking for a long time, I miss doing it.

    I have three smokers that need some work done on them. I guess I'll have to get busy

    and tackle some of these projects.

    Keep up the good work guy's, enjoy reading your post's.
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  14. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    Today Ive got a rack of babybacks (Not my best choice for ribs - prefer the spares) and a tritip.

    Im experimenting with the rubs to see which flavors I like. Im set on the pork rub - home recipe which was given to me by a friend and I have to say its the BEST! with this Tennessee rub, you only put it on after cooking. The ribs are marinated in Vinegar overnight. AMAZING!

    The tri tip, I used to do only texas style - pepper / salt. Then I added garlic, then some heat. So, I bought some montral steak seasoning which I really like and experimenting with the amount (Theres too much salt in there) and then trying to take out flavor profiles - I have no idea what that means other than trying to add one more flavor to my base rub.

    6 hrs for each The ribs are 3-2-1 method. I have the Amaze-n smoker going STRONG !!  Ilove that thing - if you don't have one - you should look into it
  15. rlj3rd

    rlj3rd Fire Starter

    I just got one this weekend, haven't had a chance to use it yet but look forward to it. 
  16. tjdcorona

    tjdcorona Meat Mopper

    Tips -

    Dry your pellets. I put mine in the smoker while its warming up. Then I light it, get it going for a minute, blow it out and put back in smoker. I get 2 hrs per "lane" on the AMPNS. The chips that come from AMPNS are good to use - good flavor, a little harder to light. But experimenting with different brands is part of the fun.

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