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Unread 07-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #1
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Default First Brisket and Pork Shoulder on my new Horizon 16" (w/Pics)

Hey all - First let me just tell everyone who reads this THANKS for making this the incredible resource that it is. I am new to it and am only a few posts in. I am greatly enjoying the learning experience.

I've said it before - I just replaced my Char Griller with this new Horizon 16in with very thick steel and classic design. Definitely easier to keep some steady and even temps on a bit less fuel. But still an offset that is a joy to learn to manage.

I wrestled with very uneven temps for about a week until I stumbled upon the perfect placement of the convection plate that I had inappropriately positioned in my cooking chamber. Problem solved and can now enjoy the use of my entire cooking surface. Translated...it's time to smoke some big meats.

I spent all day Saturday enjoying the duties of fire management with lump and splits. monitoring temps. throwing back a few brews with my dad. teaching my 9 year old son about smoking (whenever he was interested enough to listen).

A great day. And here are some pics of my adventure. Enjoy.




And finally...the pulled pork...




It was delicious. I love to smoke meat. Thanks again for all of your contributions to this forum. Good times.

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Unread 07-27-2011, 12:56 PM   #2
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looks fabulous. that day is what bbq is all about. good time with family and friends. glad to see the new smoker is working out for you
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Very nice!
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Sure does look good from where I sit.
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Very nice......
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Man, those are some great looking meats!
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Looks like a couple of home runs!!! Did you make your own rub?
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Very Nice Great Day Great Memories
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Dandy looking results, makes me want to go season the new pit but it's just so darn hot out there! I hear ya about the attention span of a 9yo boy. That is if you can pry the dang PSP out of his hands.
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Looks like great grub on a great day! Congrats on the new pit - looks like it's getting good use!
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Great! Nice to see a successful first run! Gorgeous lookin grub.
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Looks like a couple of home runs!!! Did you make your own rub?
Thanks. I really was a little bit surprised at how well they turned out. In fact, I did make my own rub this time. It was my first time not to use something pre-mixed and store bought. The result on both the pork and the brisket was really nice. The bark it produced was tasty. Though I was nervous about how dark it looked. It only tasted great. Both rubs were fairly simple. Brown sugar, salt, pepper, paprika, cayenne, chili powder etc... I will definitely make them again. They were just a couple of straightforward recipes I found online somewhere. And so my journey of tweaking them begins...
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