Giving it the good old College Try

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by berus316, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. berus316

    berus316 Newbie

    Hi Folks,

    Paul from Toronto, 42, wife no kids, plenty of fat meat loving friends... should be enough background.

    Got sucked into this idea by watching Diners, Drive-ins and Dives and saw a fair # of bbq joints using smokers and got me salivating.

    Found the forums cause I like to do my research ahead of time. Dropped by Bass Pro Shops and picked up a Great Outdoors Propane Smoker (like the cheesy easy way to do it). Really pleased with it so far btw.

    Last weekend, made the virgin run with a very small Prime Rib, rubbed with onion powder, garlic powder and a bit of Lawries Garlic Salt. Turned out OK, probably less rub next time but the cooking was done to perfection (140 and out). I smoked it a bit long using mesquite and was a bit overwhelmed but an easy fix next time.

    Sunday was a bad day, got a brisket flat. The wife wanted a brisket went to the butchers and they gave me a flat. It was cheap and I was in experiment mode so what the hell. I found a rub recipe on line, sounded odd but I gave it a whirl. Cooked to 145 cause it was taking forever, long story short... it sucked. The cooking might have turned out good but the rub just ruined it and my interest in it.

    Contributed and got Jeff's rub, will give that a whirl the next time.

    On the agenda will be stuffed pork tenderloin ( a birthday gift for a friend). I'm planning on stuffing it with a wild mushroom/rice mixture, tie it up and maybe drape some bacon over it to keep it moist. Been reading and think I got my temps set and such.


    Anyways, that's where I'm at. Thanks to everyone for their advice/learning experiences on the forums, they have been invaluable to this most recent hobby addition.

    P.
     
  2. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF
     
  3. timtimmay

    timtimmay Action Team

    Welcome aboard! Lots of good advice and recipes here.
     
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Paul - Welcome to SMF. Sounds like you got a good handle on things and just need to do some fine tuning - Glad to have you with us
     
  5. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     
  6. warthog

    warthog Smoking Fanatic

    Hello Paul.
    Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
     
  7. denver dave

    denver dave Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard. You jumped in with both feet trying a brisket right off. They are always a challenge. You have a lot of good eats coming your way. Don't be afraid to ask questions. Someone out here will have the answer.[​IMG]
     
  8. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

    Howdy & welcome to the SMF!!
     
  9. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Check out some of the brisket posts, unlike prime rib, brisket is a cut of meat that you want to cook a looonnng time and take the temp up past med rare...I won't need to detail it here because there is already a plethera of info in the beef section. Check out the fattie section too, something really easy to through together and put on the smoker!!
     
  10. sawyerrt10

    sawyerrt10 Smoke Blower

    Welcome aboard!
     
  11. mballi3011

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  12. thunderdome

    thunderdome Master of the Pit

    Nice intro.

    Glad to have you aboard
     
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    treegje Master of the Pit

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  16. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Paul, and welcome aboard! Glad you joined us. Sounds like you're on your way. One of the best ways to perfect this pastime is trial and error. Keep at it, keep readin', and ask questions. Lots of really good folks here to help. Good luck and happy smokin'!
     
  17. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

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  18. jamminjimi

    jamminjimi Meat Mopper

    Welcome aboard I have been working with small things. I am about to do a brisket in the near future. Good luck and keep trying.
     
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