On a Mission: To bring Texas barbecue with me to Utah!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by steelpeart, Sep 12, 2011.

  1. Just bought my first small smoker and am getting started...since we can't seem to find decent brisket and ribs anywhere within 30 miles of where we now live (I just got relocated to Hill AFB in Utah). 

    So now we're looking at all the recipes we can find and are going to just start smokin' our own!
  2. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Atta Boy you will have many friends before long...[​IMG]
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  3. [​IMG] You are in the right place.
  4. So this whole thing started with a trip to a "Cowpoke Barbecue" place that's been in business here for quite a while.  My wife ordered the ribs and her comment was, "not even close."   So if I can get a batch of ribs to pass her test then I think we'll have a winner.
  5. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    X 2 !!!

    Welcome SP

  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  8. First ribs and pulled pork done last night:


  9. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    SteelPeart, As a Utahn, let me welcome you to our great state. As for some good bbq, you'll need to venture down to Salt Lake.  My goto place when I want some great que besides my own is Pat's BBQ in So. Salt Lake. Another place a little further south is Q4U.  On Friday's Pat has burnt ends that folks line up for and T at Q4U puts out a whole hog on most Friday nites.

    Your ribs look great, how did they turn out and most importantly, did the Mrs. approve?
  10. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I could handle a few of those Ribs!!!!


  11. Thank you Dutch (and Bear) - yes, she gave me the nod and said they were very, very close.  My only complaint was that the underside had gotten a bit too charred because I haven't modified my smoker yet.  So whenever flareups happened or the temp got too hot on the right side, it was burning the ribs underneath.  We'll get that part fixed.

    I did use the "dry rub" recipe that you can buy from this website, so I cheated a little bit.  I'd leave out much of the cayenne pepper myself, but otherwise, the slab was devoured in under 2 minutes!  Very tender...the best ribs I'd ever made.

    I also did a pork shoulder using the webmaster's "cook to 208 degrees" method - and WOW.  That made for some great sandwiches - again, I only got two and everyone else had pretty much powered it down before I could come home from work the next day!
  12. Looks great. Once you do the needed mods you will be smokin like a pro.
  13. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Steelpert, it's hard to find a place that will give you good, fresh off the smoker taste,there are some,but not many;(I'm in trouble now[​IMG]). The way the product is held affects the taste(usually steam,unless you have a pit going with meat on it- like in Texas). I am assuming you went to Cen-Tex.,or got lucky with a roadside place...[​IMG].

    Once you start doing "Q" at home,you'll have to start charging ,"if you cook,they will come"; sometimes more than you want;makes good bribes too[​IMG]


    Have fun and...
  14. Hey Dutch, as a follow up I guess I'll need to line up for the "burnt ends" because last night, Pat's just wasn't "it."  My wife and I took the family down there for some brisket, pulled pork, and to try out that smoked meat loaf that Pat's offers and we were just not impressed.

    The search continues...
  15. bigfish98

    bigfish98 Smoking Fanatic

    If momma's happy, everyone's happy! Nice job!

  16. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  17. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

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  19. dpeart

    dpeart Smoke Blower

    Welcome to SMF.  Looks like you're cranking out some good eats.


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