Hey all new guy here ( well new to posting been lurking for over a month now) I’ve always LOVED BBQ and always wanted a smoker and recently acquired a rocky mountain vertical smoker off craigslist. After brigning it home I realized I knew 0 about smoking and needed to change that, a simple google search brought me here and boy oh boy was it information overload! After days of reading on my breaks at work I decided I would give ribs a try with the 3-2-1 method suggested on the site for the St Louis cut spare ribs I had purchased. My oh my…. Was my first try a success! The compliments I received from my friends on the food made me want to make more the next day! My second attempt I smoked a pork shoulder that turned out less than desirable, still edible but not the juicy goodness myself and friends were expecting after knocking the ribs out of the park. I later found out I pulled the shoulder at the temperature for slicing and not the temp for pulling.. Frustrated ( and after spending a good 4 hours reading threads in the pork section lol) I went back to Meijer the next week and grabbed another pork shoulder, and 2 racks of baby back ribs. I woke up Saturday morning at 5:30 ( my gf calling me crazy for waking up that early to start cooking) By 6:25 I had the shoulder on and the ribs waiting in the fridge, my plan was to put them on around 7:30-8:15 for lunch and have the pork for dinner. The ribs went issue free the only change I made is I added tiger sauce to the honey/brown sugar/applejuice that I placed in the foil on the first ribs I made and I LOVED it, it was my first experience with tiger sauce. The pork shoulder…. Took a wee bit longer than I had planned ( smoking @250-265 most of the time) I didn’t want to foil as I love love love bark, but after 14 hours and still stalling I cracked and wrapped the shoulder… 1.5ish hours later she was completed and it was now getting late, and I still had to let her rest in the cooler wrapped in towels for atleast an hour, the smell was so amazing I literally had to go to my neighbors house to have a beer for an hour to avoid not eating any! This pork shoulder was amazing! I also used somebodys finishing sauce that I found on this site ( sorry I can’t recall the member) and it was some of the best pork I’ve ever had! I look forward to learning more and more here and hope to one day have the knowledge to share with others as well.