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SamRothstein

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Hello from Northwest Indiana
« on: April 30, 2021, 12:10:19 PM »
New user, new smoker just outside of Chicago here. Been doing ďoven-qĒ for a while and decided to step up my game after using my buddies cookshack a couple times. Have done ribs twice with the cookshack and theyíve been perfect - I donít think you can beat the ease of use with the electric cabinets.  Decided to go with the Smokin-It 3D after serious shipping issues with cookshack. After doing the research I think Iíll be happier with the Smokin-It!

Iím anxiously awaiting fedex today and about to go pick up a pork butt or chuck roast. I have wings ready to go as well. Iíve been doing keto for over a year now and really wish I had gotten the smoker sooner - could have paid for itself in the cost of jerky alone!

Iíll be pairing the SI3D with a Weber Spirit 210 which Iíve had for about 8 years now and has been bulletproof.

Canít wait to post some pics from the SI, but hereís my last smoke on the cookshack.
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2021, 12:32:44 PM »
Welcome from the Land of Enchantment!

Enjoy the chuck and pork butt!
Jeremy in NM
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2021, 01:20:54 PM »
Welcome, I'm sure you'll be happy with the size of the 3D. Unless you do a lot of camping, then you'll want a #1 to take with you.
Dave
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 01:23:47 PM »
Welcome from Central TX, and geaux Saints! Iím originally from Louisiana...
Clay from Taylor, TX
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2021, 05:28:16 PM »
Thanks guys. Iím sure the size will be more than enough - donít cook for a crowd usually, but we do normally host thanksgiving and Xmas dinners. Iím sure that extra room will come in handy! No camping here, so no need for portability. I too am from Louisiana (New Orleans), so definitely Geaux Saints!

Now hurry it up FedEx!
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2021, 07:43:34 PM »
Sheís a real beaut Clark!
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2021, 09:44:13 PM »
Sorry for all the sideways pictures - posting from the phone and it doesn't show me the orientation.
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2021, 07:27:52 AM »
Welcome from Delaware!   Glad to have you with us!
Steve from Delaware
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2021, 08:39:17 AM »
Excellent!

As for the photos - a trick i learned with phone photos for this site - go into the photo and edit and adjust the orientation, but set it back to the same orientation and save. Then upload. That usually takes care of the photo not posting sideways (at least for me this has worked).

Enjoy the smoker this weekend.
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #9 on: May 01, 2021, 10:58:54 AM »
So Iíve come across the ďAuber AutotuneĒ instructions and Iím curious if this is something I need to do, or is that only for aftermarket auber controllers?
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #10 on: May 01, 2021, 12:01:20 PM »
First smoke - wings! Overnight rub with baking powder, salt, pepper, chili, garlic, onion, paprika. Smoked with apple at 250 for 1.5hrs and finished in the convection oven at 400 for 25 minutes.

Smokey, crispy and delicious!
« Last Edit: May 01, 2021, 12:05:40 PM by SamRothstein »
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2021, 11:48:17 PM »
Iíve got a 3DW. The size is great and can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. Your food looks great. Enjoy that new 3D.
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #12 on: May 04, 2021, 12:07:52 PM »
Iíve got a 3DW. The size is great and can handle pretty much anything you can throw at it. Your food looks great. Enjoy that new 3D.

Thanks!
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2021, 10:22:15 AM »
Those wings look great! Outstanding! And I like the rub you used - right up my alley!
Jeremy in NM
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Re: Hello from Northwest Indiana
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2021, 10:53:47 AM »
Those wings look great! Outstanding! And I like the rub you used - right up my alley!

Thanks! I think they may have been slightly over cooked, so itíll take some fiddling to get it dialed in.

The rub is kind of my generic all purpose seasoning. I plan on experimenting with different flavors now that Iíll be smoking often. Iím eyeballing different chili powders, mustard powder, ginger and open to any suggestions. My neighbor has some smoked salts that are pretty interesting as well.
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