Old "Smoker" trying new stuff

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jdr37, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. jdr37

    jdr37 Newbie

    Hello to all -- great forum! Just to clarify, just smokin' meat now, not my lungs after lung and throat cancer!!.
    I'm retired, live in East Central Florida south of Daytona Beach so I grill and smoke all year, probably on average three times or so a week.
    Have been smokin mostly "roasts", pork ribs, chicken and turkey for several years and am pretty happy with the product, but always looking for anything that will improve it.
    I have recently gotten hooked on beef ribs and am now trying shoulders and butts to get the best pulled pork. I've got a ways to go and that's how I found this forum.
    I am currently using a Smokey Mountain gas smoker with water pan and wood chunks. Pretty satisfied with it other than I haven't been able to catch all the juices and it gets messy.
    For my dry rubs I generally use a combination of Fiesta brand fajita seasoning, store brand cajun seasoning plus garlic, salt, red and black pepper to taste.
    Seems easier than making up a mix for each different meat, but that's just my lazy way of doing things.
    For sauce, I use Bulls Eye (hickory) BBQ sauce and ketchup as a base then add dat'l pepper mustard, apple cider vinegar, Louisianna hot sauce to taste and water to thin as needed. Again, a lazy man's recipe!
    By the way, I have never found dat'l pepper mustard in any recipes. I stumbled on using it as a fluke, but found it to contribute an excellent and somewhat unique flavor.
  2. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard from Tampa jdr! Looks like you're an old hand around the smoker, looking forward to your future posts! Remember that we LOVE Q-View!
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF its a great place to be lots of good info and good people. I'm pretty much across the state from you on the west coast of Fl. Have Fun and Happy Smoking
  4. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, glad ta have ya! We are all game fer tryin new thins round here. Everbody is glad ta share information with anyone wantin ta learn.
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, looks like you're well on your way to a smokin' summer.
  6. queteepie

    queteepie Fire Starter

    You'll love it here...a home away from home!

  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome from AZ JD-sounds like u gonna be a kick-glad u found us and ya the other smoking ain't good-glad I don't.
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, glad you are joining us !!!

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