Newbie from Wisconsin

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jasontetzlaff, Jun 14, 2014.

  1. Hello all,

    Really been learning a lot reading the forums the last few days.  I am new to smoking but have been called a master grill chef by my guests.

    Just bought a Masterbuilt 30" Gas Smokehouse.  Started my Pork Butt this 6:30 this morning @ 250.  Been going all day and currently (17:30) it is foiled and running about 185 internal.  Can't wait to see how the smoke flavor is.  I am a bit concerned because I used apple and hickory chips in an 8" cast Iron skillet and did not see much smoke coming out of the box.  The chips did get consumed and I used about 6 cups or so so I know they did something.

    Looking forward to continuing to  learn this craft with the help of the forums.  Great stuff so far..

    I do have a Maverick 733 ordered so that will help having a box and meat temp.  I am also planning on installing a needle valve or adjustable regulator since the lowest I can get the box is 250 with the vent all the way open (ambient temp 75 and breezy)

    Jason
     
  2. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jason, glad ya joined us ! Be sure to show some Q view of that pork butt ! Thumbs Up
     
  3. Hello and welcome Jason, how did the pork butt turn out ?

    Gary S
     
  4. puddy

    puddy Smoke Blower

    Welcome from Fond du Lac. I wouldn't worry about not seeing smoke, if you can smell it that is all that matters. Be sure to post pictures when its done.
     
  5. It turned out pretty good for my first smoke.  Improvements can be made but it had a nice light smoke flavor and was very juicy.  That was the goal.


    Thanks to reading many helpful posts in this forum I continue to learn and will be practicing the art.  I know with each smoke I will learn more and results will improve.

    I did make bacon wrapped boneless skinless chicken breasts today and they turned out OUTSTANDING.  Just the right amount of smoke and incredibly moist.  Family loved them.  Dug in before I could grab some pictures though.
     

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