"Hickory would be the classic choice I suppose. A butt can handle a strong flavored wood. I think you could find people recommending almost anything though. I usually use a commercial rub with no sugar, not so much because of D implications but…"
"Hi Barbara, might I recommend a shoulder roast(Boston Butt) if you decide to go with pork. They are well marbled and so are very forgiving. You can do them hotter 275 to 300+ and get them done a little faster. At a lower heat figure 2 Hrs per Lb at…"
"Yeah I was wondering about a So Cal Browns Backer. I grew up in Cleveland watching Jimmy Brown et. all. Sort of lost interest after the move to Baltimore but not before "Red Right 88" "The Drive" "The Fumble" etc.
"My beta cells were being destroyed by constant high blood sugars. As I understand it insulin resistance causes a need for more and more insulin which would cause the weight gain. But at some point the pancreas starts loosing beta cells due to…"
"Another thought on the smoke issue. Use chunks not chips for your smoke wood. Chips are for grilling and don't last long enough for smoking. It would be easy to put too many chips on and over smoke your meat plus you have to constantly add…"
"During my 7 to 9 years as an undiagnosed T2 I first put on quite a bit of weight and then lost most of it before diagnosis. I attributed the weight gain to the fact that I had quit doing construction work and moved to sitting in front of a computer…"
"If you spend any amount of time around here you quickly learn that you must be your own advocate. Here's a link to the bloodsugar101 website which really helped me to understand what was going on with my body and helped chart a way forward."
"It is important to try as best you can to keep your numbers within range at all times, it will be difficult to do if you skip your meds. Many around her use 140 as a goal for max blood sugar.
The glimpride can cause lows because it causes your…"
"It's defiantly possible to have too much smoke flavor. I bury a few chunks and throw a few on top when I add the burning coals and that's it, so for most of the smoke the smoker is burning real clean. The fact the venison turned out better…"
"Tim, it tasted GREAT - almost too smoky. Yes, there was white smoke coming out like crazy! We used twice as much charcoal as we needed LOL, and I think next time adding the smoking wood in stages will work better.
The venison worked beautifully.…"
"Hi Barbara, missed your comment.
Possible causes of the black chicken skin. Something in the rub burned. You are shooting for what they call Thin Blue Smoke AKA TBS, if the smoke was white billowing and copious it can cause a blackening like you…"
Tim, it tasted GREAT - almost too smoky. Yes, there was white smoke coming out like crazy! We used twice as much charcoal as we needed LOL, and I think next time adding the smoking wood in stages will work better.
The venison worked beautifully. Didn't bother even looking at it till the am. Tender and juicy - I'm pleasantly surprised ;) It was maybe a 2 1/2 pounder. Great sliced with mint jelly! Will check out the TBS site, thanks!
Finally! http://www.tudiabetes.org/photo/first-smoke?context=user Used apple wood, and a garlicy rub. Couldn't get it up above 225 without propping the door open, but I expect that'll change with use. It was still going strong when the chicken came off so I threw a small frozen venison roast on it LOL. Don't expect it to cook through, but it should get great flavor!
Badmoon - love the video. You guys are good!!!!! So, the fiddle story goes like this - Started last August and it was pretty frustrating. Turns out the teacher had never told me to tune it between lessons so I was practicing with it out of tune and never really had a solid place to put my fingers. (Now I use a chromate tuner before each practice.) Then I ended up in the hospital for 17 days in December - kidney meds needed adjusting and my electrolytes were all off.
Decided to take a break from practicing and was in the hosp again in March for 8 days with the same problem. My doctor is an idiot. He was on vacation when I was admitted so I got to see the head of the department who put me on an entire different set of meds and things are much better.
I took it out of the case a couple weeks ago and the e string was flopping - not broken but limp. Turns out the tuning peg had a crack in it from the humidity changes and there was also a split in the body seam. Since I am renting it, the shop fixed it in a day and said it happens all the time in this neck of the woods, but to watch for these things as they are more easily fixed early on.
So, I have found a new teacher, hopefully, and will meet with him in a couple of weeks. He is an older fellow, well known in the folk music community, so I hope it works out.
Thanks s much for stopping by.
No I've NEVER smoked, total newbie. I could use all the advice I can get ;) I've been getting a lot of venison, fish etc. from friends. One of them is willing to do the build if he can come and use it. Are we better off just buying one? Your blog is a little intimidating... a whole new language to learn!! Thanks my friend ;)
I've been ordering from them for 15 years. I can't be without their fantastic bbq dry rub, the Galena Street rub. use it on ribs and chicken wings. they also have all the obscure peppers and other things that might be hard to find in a regular store.
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