Was smoke-free for three years...Then I found SMF!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by flyboytr, Sep 4, 2009.

  1. flyboytr

    flyboytr Fire Starter

    I have recently took up smoking…again! Much to the painful dismay of my neighbors and to the delight of our friends. I’ve been smoke-free for 3 years…don’t really know why…just sort of happened. I used an electric dome-top style smoker, and just dumped wood and onions right on top of the element. I averaged about 3 seasons per smoker. I never had much luck with pork…but somewhat perfected (to my satisfaction) the smoked chicken and ribeye steaks.

    I digress… We recently purchased a 36” Perfect Flame LP smoker from Lowe’s. Just wanting to find something different. After seasoning the smoker, I smoked a Pork Fatty and a couple of small loins. All was well…except for the mess. There are several things I dislike about the new grill. Anything you spill goes right on the controls. I ended up removing the burner/controls assembly and installed it backwards (the controls in the back). Hopefully this will help. I’m already realizing how small each of the three racks are...tiny!

    I was fortunate to find this forum and have enjoyed reading and learning from the infinite smoking talent on this site! Thanks. This morning I purchased Jeff’s recipe package (always willing to support the folks that help to make my life interesting). I have blended up his dry rub mix and trimmed out three spareribs. I used mustard prior to adding the rub (hope that’s not a bad thing…went back and reread Jeff’s instruction…no mention of mustard!). Ribs are on the grill!!!

    I look forward to continuing to read and learn how to improve my smoking skills. Thanks again to all the great folks on this forum that continue to provide excellent information. ...and from L.A. (Lower Alabama)...I'm glad to be here![​IMG]

  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. The mustard is fine you won't taste it at all. Have fun and happy smoking
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Flyboy.
    Glad you found your way back to the smoky side of cooking.
    And as already said...mustard is perfectly fine on your ribs.
  4. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.
  5. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome! and don't worry about the mustard. I'm not sure if Jeff uses it on ribs, but as I recall...he always uses mustard on a butt before he applies the rub.

    Good luck and good smoking!
  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off welcome to SMF flyboy. You'll like it here cause there are alot of good folks here that would just love to helpyou with just about anything to do with smoking. So you said you have taken the E-course so you have the basics I guess the next thing for you is to go smoke something. Then learn how to post pictures
    Qview as we call them. Here's a link to it. so go smoke something and if you have a question just ask and we will answer with a quickness.
    Welcome To The Addiction
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  8. planeguy

    planeguy Smoke Blower

    Welcome to SMF FlyBoy
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day eCourse

    Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics... Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

    When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large img setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...
  10. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party!
  11. gnubee

    gnubee Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Aint no patch yet invented that will get you off of this addiction. [​IMG]
  12. Hello from Montana... wecome and have fun
  13. flyboytr

    flyboytr Fire Starter

    Please allow me to extend my appreciation to everyone for making me feel welcome. I am continuing to read and learn. ...Yep...Don't think there is a patch for this smoking habit![​IMG]

  14. Welcome to SMF!! I’m so happy you decided to join us.



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