Newbie Roll Call

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by champ1fc, May 29, 2014.

  1. champ1fc

    champ1fc Newbie

    Newbie here, I have been a cook for years, from Mom's lessons to the US Army. I have been bitten by the smoking bug!

    I smoked a butt on my Propane grill. It was 8 hours of sheer terror!, but I succeeded, and had a great piece of meat to share with my family. 

    I have since "borrowed" an Orion Smoker from a friend, after witnessing him smoke the heck out of a 10 lb Boston Butt at our job in 4 1/2 hours! I was Blown away!  I took it home for Memorial Day weekend and tried my hand. Using only Jack Daniel's wood chips, as advised by my brother Dan in Huntsville, I smoked 3 racks of baby back ribs in 1 1/2 hours! Totally Amazing!

    I then threw in a slab of a Salmon Fillet, undressed just to see what I could do, and some bacon wrapped stuffed jalapenos, and 1 hour later, AMAZING again! My only thought was I should have added fresh wood ships after removing the ribs, the salmon could have used a little more smoke.

    Oh, and by the way, I could taste the flavor of JD on the ribs! Just from the smoke! 

    Next test before I give the smoker back to my friend, a Beef Brisket... any advice? 



    Opelika, AL
  2. Hello John, and welcome from East Texas, Congrats on the smoke. Look through the forum and threads lots of information on Brisket, Have some specific questions just ask.

    Gary S

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