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Old 07-11-2013, 09:43 PM   #1
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I did it! I finally smoked my first ribs and brisket!

Lol the ribs were better than any rib joint Ive been to. the brisket was wonderful once we cut it correctly (I had the grain wrong at first, next time I will check the grain before I cook it). Little did I know there were easier things I could have cut my teeth on but I feel so accomplished; my next attempt will be a pork shoulder picnic roast I've had in the freezer especially for this occasion,

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Old 07-11-2013, 09:48 PM   #2
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Yay!!!

So, where are the pictures? We love food porn here!
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Old 07-11-2013, 09:49 PM   #3
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Congratulations! Ribs are good to begin with - knowing you did it yourself must have made them extra yummy. I know very little about smoking meat except for the end results are wonderful. I keep telling Himself he needs to take up a hobby (smoking meats) now that he's home all the time. He playing "deaf"...
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Congratulations! Ribs are good to begin with - knowing you did it yourself must have made them extra yummy. I know very little about smoking meat except for the end results are wonderful. I keep telling Himself he needs to take up a hobby (smoking meats) now that he's home all the time. He playing "deaf"...
No pictures I got too excited and forgot. Hubby doesn't grill or smoke. He cleans the house for me while I BBQ, says "you go honey", and hands me his plate. Sometimes he'll even carve the meat for me.
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Terrific accomplishments ! What did you use for smoke and what kind of grill / smoker do you use?
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:05 PM   #6
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Terrific accomplishments ! What did you use for smoke and what kind of grill / smoker do you use?
Mesquite wood chunks and a trash can smoker with a brand new trash can made in the U S of A so I don't have to work about the different chemicals that find there way into made in China trashcans. I bought most of the stuff at Menard's except for some old grill parts we canibalized and hubby and I built it together (he likes to help me).
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A DIY project. You are both creative and you can cook. Way to go !
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Old 07-11-2013, 10:25 PM   #8
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Ribs, brisket, home made smoker. Swweeeeeeeeet!
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:32 AM   #9
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That's a great first effort! Too late for pictures??? Show us the smoker.
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:22 AM   #10
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Congrats!!!!!!!!!!!! Sounds like you are a natural born BBQ'r. Yeah we love pics, so keep that in mind your next cook. We will be glad to brag on ya!!!!!!!!
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I just wanna know how to get to your house to get me some ribs. Just kidding.

Congrats. If you understand how different foods react to different techniques, there is nothing you can't cook. Might I suggest for a future project, a crown pork roast, smoked in your home-made smoker? The presentation is spectacular, and the dish is so easy to make. I'll see if I can find my picture of one that I did on the grill.

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Old 07-12-2013, 11:54 AM   #12
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Could you take some pics of the smoker, please? I'm curious, would love to see how you built it.
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Old 07-12-2013, 03:50 PM   #13
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I'll take some pics this weekend.
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Old 07-12-2013, 04:01 PM   #14
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Old 07-12-2013, 11:34 PM   #15
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I love me some brisket! I bought some baby backs that I will probably smoke tomorrow.
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I haven't had the guts to try smoking brisket, but I've smoked lots of ribs and they are so darned good! Congrats on your success!
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I just wanna know how to get to your house to get me some ribs. Just kidding.

Congrats. If you understand how different foods react to different techniques, there is nothing you can't cook. Might I suggest for a future project, a crown pork roast, smoked in your home-made smoker? The presentation is spectacular, and the dish is so easy to make. I'll see if I can find my picture of one that I did on the grill.

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Chief, no offence intended, but that has got to be one of the ugliest hats I have ever seen.
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Chief, no offence intended, but that has got to be one of the ugliest hats I have ever seen.
His version of the tin foil hat
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If that's the hat I'm wearing, then I'll eat my hat.

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Old 07-18-2013, 03:21 PM   #20
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as promised here are the pics of my smoker.

She doesn't look like much but she has it where it counts.
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