A guy I work with has been building an upright backyard smoker in his spare time, and he has a way to go, so he started looking around for something to cook on now, and he wanted something portable..... So I recommended a WSM-18 and it arrived yesterday. He was stoked.
He has sampled some of my cookin'..... pulled pork, pastrami, fatties, smoked cheese, etc., so I naturally volunteered to give him an assortment of rubs to check out, and I have him some apple, cherry, alder, guava and hickory.
He has cruised the TVWB for tips on WSM fire starting and management, and a couple of Q sites for ideas
. I'll be seeing him Monday or Tuesday and will recommend he join us here. Anyways, today was his first cook.... and he cut his teeth on fatties with 3 different rubs. When I talked to him everything was chugging along just fine,.. and this afternoon he sent me his first Q pron.... he is off to a good start. I think a loin or a rack of ribs will be next.