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flounderhead
08-19-2008, 01:51 PM
I retired from the Navy in Jan of 2006 and now live north of Chicago, IL in Zion, IL. I used to smoke flounder quite abit when I was stationed in Texas. Now I have a Great Smokey Mountain Propane smoker and have done 3 turkeys and quite a bit of Lake Michigan Chinook and Coho Salmon. I would like to try a pork butt soon. Not sure to use a brine or a rub. Or which one of either to use. I don't want to try for Carolina style, more like Texas style.

HeSmellsLikeSmoke
08-19-2008, 01:55 PM
Welcome flounderhead. Glad you joined us.

I suggest that you forgo injection for your first butt and simply rub it. Keeps it simpler and I am sure you will like the results. As far as Texas style pulled pork, I'm not sure there is such a thing. Gonna have to do a brisket for that.

flounderhead
08-19-2008, 02:03 PM
And I heard that if there's no picture it didn't happen. Here is my first turkey. It happened.:-D


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i277/flounderhead59/Turkey001600x450.jpg?t=1219172561

Ron_L
08-19-2008, 02:10 PM
Welcome to the asylum, Flounderhead!

bowhnter
08-19-2008, 02:20 PM
Welcome! What Jim said on the butt. I too would just use a simple rub and go from there.
Might have to get some Salmon tips from ya...

VGuilford
08-19-2008, 02:49 PM
Welcome

Harbormaster
08-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Good to see you Flounder.
I've been doing butts for a while, and always get great results without injecting. Use a good rub, maybe a <gasp!> mustard slather first and then smoke the bad boy.
Welcome to the best clubhouse on the web!

Forney
08-19-2008, 02:56 PM
Hello!

Westexbbq
08-19-2008, 02:57 PM
Welcome to the camp,
flounderhead.
Enjoy.

BIGWILLY
08-19-2008, 02:59 PM
Welcome Aboard! btw, Naval Station Ingeside or NAS Kingsville?

Big George's BBQ
08-19-2008, 03:43 PM
Welcome. This is a great place. Love salmon

Trucky1008
08-19-2008, 03:47 PM
Nice to have you on board Flounderhead.

Brauma
08-19-2008, 04:43 PM
Welcome aboard, Flounder!!

HolySmoke
08-19-2008, 06:36 PM
welcome

BBQ Grail
08-19-2008, 07:17 PM
Thanks for joining us.

bbqbull
08-19-2008, 07:18 PM
Welcome to the forum Flounder and thanks for serving our great nation!

Mad Max
08-19-2008, 08:10 PM
Welcome Flounder.

keend
08-19-2008, 09:15 PM
Welcome Flounder! You will see quite a few Chi-Town members here. I agree on the Butt, get a good rub and go from there. Butts are very forgiving and much easier than a turkey.

slat
08-19-2008, 10:04 PM
Welcome Brother.

JohnMcD348
08-19-2008, 10:33 PM
Welcome. Enjoy.

Midnight Smoke
08-19-2008, 11:57 PM
Hello and Welcome!

garyk1398
08-20-2008, 07:34 AM
Welcome Flounderhead! You'll find a ton of info on butts here.

Arlin_MacRae
08-20-2008, 08:27 AM
Welcome aboard the good ship lollipop, Flounderhead!

I agree about doing your first butt - that didn't come out right... - anyway, try a rub that tastes good and inject later. Butts are pretty forgiving.

Arlin

crome
08-20-2008, 12:00 PM
Welcome!

PaPaQ
08-20-2008, 12:52 PM
Welcome to the forum!

Divemaster
08-20-2008, 02:31 PM
Welcome to the ILFO (Illinois Folk), now pull up a stump and take a load off!!!

Bbq Bubba
08-20-2008, 02:46 PM
Welcome to the jungle! :cool:

we'll smoke u
08-20-2008, 04:39 PM
welcome

JD McGee
08-20-2008, 06:56 PM
Welcome aboard Shipmate...I retired from the US Navy in 1995 myself. You are in good company here!

Pig Headed
08-20-2008, 07:46 PM
Welcome Flounderhead.

U2CANQUE
08-21-2008, 03:46 PM
welcome aboard and happy postings to ya.....