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Hi from Australia - Smoked my first pork but yesterday - I'm hooked

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  • Thirsty
    Former Member
    • Mar 2015
    • 3

    Hi from Australia - Smoked my first pork but yesterday - I'm hooked

    Hi,

    Bought a Weber smoke mountain last week. ( we are charged $699.00 here - yes $699.00!!!)
    But after reading reviews, I decided it was a good investment.
    This site is fantastic.
    Followed the pulled pork recipe yesterday and the result has us floored.
    It came out that good, I can't wait until next Saturday to fire her up again.
    As a first time smoker, I looked at the finished pork but and saw that bark - it was awsome.
    Friends of ours mentioned it looked burnt..... Well expected that as we don't cook meat this way here generally. But, having come from a visit to Texas in January this year, I knew it was perfect. After tasting the Pork But, our friends quickly took back their comment.
    We put a fork it to open up a fall apart pork but, smoke ring deep in and a taste that blew us all away.
    Thanks America, you have opened our eyes to the REAL meaning of BBQ.
    I just wish I had of found out about this earlier.....

    John
    Melbourne, Australia
  • Cman60
    Charter Member
    • Jan 2015
    • 34
    • York, PA
    • Tools of the trade:
      Stumps XL Baby
      Oklahoma Joe Longhorn
      Masterbuilt 40" Electric Smoker
      BBQ Guru DigiQ DX2
      Maverick ET-732
      Thermopen

    #2
    Glad you found the pleasures of smoking Pork. Just wait until you do your first Brisket and seperate out the "Burnt Ends".. Trust me, they're not burnt but they're the cherry on top! I don't know how much brisket costs down your way but I would start with a Chuck Roast. Lots cheaper than a Brisket but the taste is fantastic when done right.

    Welcome aboard!

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    • _John_
      Former Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 2447

      #3
      Welcome, and at least you found out! The great thing is you will be able to cook and show others things they know nothing about. I just cooked one today, unfortunately it was a test with a different method that didn't quite work out.

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      • chudzikb
        Charter Member
        • Dec 2014
        • 205

        #4
        Welcome, I was in Melbourne many years ago, pre kids. If you have to have a hobby, might as be one that provides fantastic things to eat. Keep the faith, and ask questions.

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        • David Parrish
          Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
          • May 2014
          • 5046
          • Charlotte, NC

          #5
          Welcome Thirsty! We're glad you're here.

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          • Thirsty
            Former Member
            • Mar 2015
            • 3

            #6
            I have a few quick Video's i can try and up load if you guys are interested.
            By the way, my user name - I love Fast American Classic cars.

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            • David Parrish
              Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
              • May 2014
              • 5046
              • Charlotte, NC

              #7
              Videos sound great. Post em!

              I like fast cars too and am guessing I'm not the only one here.

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              • Jon Solberg
                Former Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 4819

                #8
                Welcome!

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                • DWCowles
                  Founding Member
                  • Jul 2014
                  • 9703
                  • Smiths Grove, Ky
                  • Hi, my name is Darrell. I'm an OTR truck driver for over 25 years. During my off time I love doing backyard cooks. I have a 48" Lang Deluxe smoker, Rec-Tec pellet smoker,1 Weber Genesis 330, 1 Weber Performer (blue), 2 Weber kettles (1 black and 1 Copper), 1 26" Weber kettle, a WSM, 8 Maverick Redi Chek thermometers, a PartyQ, 2 SnS, Grill Grates, Cast Iron grates, 1 ThermoPop (orange) and 2 ThermoPens (pink and orange) and planning on adding more cooking accessories. Now I have an Anova sous vide, the Dragon blower and 2 Chef alarms from Thermoworks.

                  #9
                  Welcome aboard Thirsty

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                  • BigEnchilada
                    Charter Member
                    • Dec 2014
                    • 19
                    • Kansas City, Missouri

                    #10
                    Welcome. Spent time wandering around SE Australia years ago, and have fond memories of Melbourne.

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                    • Huskee
                      Administrator
                      • May 2014
                      • 15426
                      • central MI, USA
                      • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

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                        • Most favorite beer: The one in your fridge
                        • Wine: Red- big, bold, tannic & peppery- Petite Sirah, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauv, Sangiovese, Syrah, etc
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                      #11
                      Very belated welcome Thirsty ! Glad to have you here.

                      Since this is your first post, please check out our homework assignment post for new members, it contains a few how-tos and please-dos.

                      Hope to hear & see more from you!

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                      • fuzzydaddy
                        Charter Member
                        • Nov 2014
                        • 4970
                        • Winchester TN
                        • Hardware
                          Blackstone 36” Griddle.
                          Slow 'N Sear Deluxe Kamado & Kettle Grill.
                          Slow 'N Sear (1.0, Deluxe, 2.0).
                          DnG Pans/Racks, Easy Spin Grates, Elevated Cooking Grates.
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                          GrillGrates.
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                          ThermoWorks Smoke & Gateway, Thermapen, Thermapop, ChefAlarms, DOT, probes

                          Consumables / Favorites
                          KBB (short cooks), Weber (long cooks), B&B Hardwood Briquettes when I'm out of Weber.
                          Ribs (beef & pork), Pork Butts, Chuck Roasts, Pork Tenderloins, Shrimp, Fajitas.
                          SnS Grills salt free rubs: Not Just for Beef & Rocky’s Rub.
                          MeatChurch Holy Cow. MMD, BBBR, S&G, Herbs de Provence, SPG.

                        #12
                        Welcome aboard Thirsty! Pork butts are my favorite and I'm cooking them for others on request after I give them a taste. I always cook 2 (about 8 to 9 lb each) per cook on my large BGE.
                        Last edited by fuzzydaddy; March 25, 2015, 06:39 PM.

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                        • JeffJ
                          Charter Member
                          • Feb 2015
                          • 2442
                          • Michigan
                          • Jeff

                          #13
                          Welcome Thirsty. Reading your intro makes me want to grab the 8 pound butt I have in the freezer and fire up my WSM.

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                          • Thirsty
                            Former Member
                            • Mar 2015
                            • 3

                            #14
                            Thanks for the welcome guys. Apologies for the delay in reply.
                            Smoking another pork but Saturday but the butcher took the bone out!!
                            Also throwing on 2 racks of ribs.
                            About to surf this site and read about the best way of cooking ribs.
                            Have a great Easter All

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                            • Steve Vojtek
                              Charter Member
                              • Mar 2015
                              • 612
                              • Melbourne Australia
                              • 6 & 2 burner gas BBQ's
                                Diy electric smoker
                                A-maze-n-tube 12 inch
                                Gas powered pizza oven
                                GMG Davy Crockett with Wifi
                                Rosle 24 inch charcoal kettle
                                Slow'nSear - my favourite
                                2 x Thermapens
                                2 x wireless thermometers
                                3 x wired thermometers
                                Favourite drink:
                                Scotch whiskey various brands
                                American Honey WT
                                And beer ....
                                And at work just plain old chilled water....

                              #15
                              Hi Thirsty,
                              Great to see a fellow aussie here - if you're after the best ribs you've found the right place. G'day mate...

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