Congrats on your first packer. The learning never stops and you just get more critical of yourself on every cook..... that's what makes it fun.
Those burnt tips are over the top, huh? My boys beg me to cook a brisket, just for the burnt tips.
I am with you all the way on that smoked soup! Have you tried smoked turkey soup or smoked chicken soup? I do love the beef barley though! Makes the cold weather worth it..... oh that's right, I live in California!
Large Big Green Egg, Cold smokehouse,
UDS with hinged lid, Santa Maria pit
26.75" Weber OTG, Weber Performer, WGA
MAK One Star Pellet Grill, Smokey Joe Gold, Jumbo Joe Gold, Hasty Bake Gourmet
Custom wooden handles for BBQ's made by Marty Leach (oh, that's me)