newbie here

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by xtrasalt, Sep 18, 2013.

  1. Hi, new to the forum and to my new smoker....perfect flame prop. Use to smoke with wood in an old refrigerator when I was little. Everything sort of tasted like an old fridgedare!!!

    Anyway my boston butt has been rubbed and sitting overnight. Tomorrow. ..thar be smoke here. Live just outside of Seattle and within 5 minutes of 10000 salmon. BTW...does anyone spray there bb during the process and with what? I was going to try apple juice with a little apple cider vinegar.


  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few neighbors!

    You are going to find just as many folks that do spritz/spray/mop as those that dont.  I just let mine roll on and go to temp.  Add some more rub before you put it in the smoker tomorrow.  If you ever do 2....try one both spritzed and one not.  See which one you like the best.

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  3. Thanks for the warm response. I'll be sure to post photos. ...before and after

  4. Good morning and welcome. I spray/spritz with apple juice and apple cider vinegar about 50/50  Be sure and let us know how it turns out with pictures

  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Chuck!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

    When I do spritz, which is maybe half the time, I usually use straight apple juice.

  6. Sometimes I use just Apple juice. I spray mine ever hour or so, just to keep them from drying out. I also use a water pan, seems to help some.

  7. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
  8. Thanks again to everyone here. The bb came out pretty good for my first solo smoking flight. Like most good things in took longer than expected.

    Maybe a little to much char on the bark. But meat is moist and fork tender. Due to the temp issue, took this to 220.

    3 main lessons learned

    1:2 5lb bb probably better than one 10lb.
    2: don't put thermometer into meat until part way into cooking
    3: know that this forum has my back

    Last edited: Sep 20, 2013
  9. BBQing is not an exact science too many variables. I always allow extra time just in case.


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