View Full Version : Hello from Santa Barbara CA!

01-07-2011, 11:36 PM
Hey whats up guys,
My name is Jim and I'm from Santa Barbara CA, I'm from Texas so I'm big into BBQ but California doesn't really know what BBQ is...Ha, I love cooking Tri-tip, I smoke tri tips/chicken/ribs all the time using California Oak. Right now I'm just using a Char Griller Smoker w/ firebox, I'm having a Santa Maria style pit built for me as well. I'm big into making my own BBQ Sauces as well, that's a new thing for me but it's definitely fun.

I'll be looking for tips on doing a brisket, I haven't ever done one by myself :redface: Just wondering some basic stuff, like if you guys mop briskets, do you smoke them for the full 10-12 hours or smoke for a few then finish in the oven? I'd prefer to smoke it the full time but I don't want it to dry out.

Here's my set up at work smoking some tri tips.

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc4/hs758.snc4/65797_571475543284_201303364_33108130_4542455_n.jp g

01-08-2011, 12:14 AM
Welcome aboard Jim!

I've become a fan of the hot & fast method for briskets. Several threads here about them; here's a couple:



Actually there are a buncha Brethren cranking out awesome BBQ in California. if you're ever in Long Beach, check out http://bigmista.com/

01-08-2011, 12:38 AM
Greetings from SoCal!
Here is the brisket tutorial that got me to join, and ultimately subscribe to this site:


Follow this all should go well. There is a huge amount of knowledge here - enjoy!

01-08-2011, 05:27 AM

01-08-2011, 07:04 AM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

big brother smoke
01-08-2011, 08:11 AM
Howdy neighbor, I will respectfully disagree with you about California Q. We have some of the best cooks in the country. You just have to know where to go and it is not in any restaurants.

See you in two weeks perhaps? http://www.bbq-brethren.com/forum/showthread.php?t=88535

01-08-2011, 10:47 AM
Welcome to the camp,

Big George's BBQ
01-08-2011, 11:22 AM

01-08-2011, 12:05 PM
Sorry for the confusion, I mean there is no good BBQ supplied to the public like there is in TX. There are amazing BBQers and cooks in CA I know that for sure! I just miss how in TX you can go down the street and find a good local BBQ joint, here in So Cal they are few and far between.

BBQ Bandit
01-08-2011, 02:54 PM
Not sure of your locale... but you should check out Bigmista's in Long Beach . :wink:

He's one of our own... and welcome to the BBQ madness!

01-08-2011, 10:03 PM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

01-10-2011, 08:27 AM
Welcome to the addiction... Remember, there is no 12 step program for us!!!

01-10-2011, 03:21 PM