New to the site from Silicon Valley, CA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by metalman1976, Mar 27, 2016.

  1. Hello everyone,

    new to the sight but not new to smoking and grillin, few weeks back I finally got sick of fighting my CharGriller and went down and bought a Yoder Cheyenne smoker, LOVE IT!!!!! the neighbors gardener happily took the CharGriller, I've had a Brinkman upright box smoker for 15 years that I still use for jerky, fish and brined turkey legs. I use hard lump coal and almond wood for grilling and smoking. I also have the Big Easy that I'll be using to cook up a leg of lamb for Easter dinner today

    Here's some pics from yesterday smoked up some beef spare ribs

    Last edited: Mar 27, 2016
  2. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site and congratulations on your new smoker.  I've been lusting after a Yoder for years but shipping would make me cry.  Maybe someday.

    Great looking beef ribs.

  3. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Where is Silicon Valley, CA.?    Oh and welcome to SMF.
  4. Thanks One Eye Jack, last weekend I did my very 1st run in the Yoder with a big tri tip, burned in the new smoker for few hours then added the protein. Going from a CharGriller to this is major transition... I ended up over smoking the meat with almond smoke but the cook came out perfect medium rare, meat came out bitter from too much smoke, wife cut up the meat and made chili the next day, came out really awesome and no bitterness in chili, just burped up smoke flavor most of nite. Corrected the smoke this time with ribs and came out near perfect. With the CharGriller I had to constantly babysit the smoker because temps would erratically change drastically..... Monitoring the Yoder, it stays within a 10 degree temp range consistently, with the Maverick wireless dual temp probe I can sit on the couch or work around the house and not worry about the Yoder... 
  5. CMAYNA, you live right next door to Silicon Valley... San Jose...
  6. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Righteous ribs!  [​IMG]

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!

    Congrats on the new smoker!

    I can see you have it dialed in already!

    Awesome looking ribs!

  8. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a stormy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


  9. Thanks, the heat is no problem dialing in with this baby, it's the smoke I have to work on. This thing is super effeciant with heat and smoke, but a little smoke goes a long ways. I backed off 10 fold with the smoke this round and barely made the threshold for smoked ribs vs OVER smoked bitter ribs
  10. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Thanks for your added info on using your smoker.  It sounds like a real good quality unit.  [​IMG]
  11. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Har Har Har!    Actually I'm right in the middle of SV, especially being next door to that book company Phasebook?  Faysebook?  something like that [​IMG]

    Seriously though, it looks like you are  going to enjoy that new toy of yours.  Tasty looking ribs.
    Last edited: Mar 31, 2016

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