About to fire up my smoker for the first time.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bbqchamp, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. bbqchamp

    bbqchamp Fire Starter

    Hello family, decided that i would try my new smoker out today. Thimk i'm going to start simple with some chicken and ribs. does anybody have any tips for me.

        WISH ME LUCK
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good luck and have a great day!!


    Take a look at the wiki section and the search tool for tons of info!!
    Last edited: Feb 4, 2011
  3. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Just enjoy and don't panic, it'll all come together!  Good Luck!

    And don't forget the most important thing, the Qview! hehe  [​IMG]
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Has it been seasoned already?
  5. bbqchamp

    bbqchamp Fire Starter

    somewhat, it still has a few small rust spots. im hoping that they go away after my first cooking
  6. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I would get the rust out of there then spray it down with oil, Pam or what ever and then season it again.
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Ditto X2
  8. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yep - I would season it good then start cooking!

    Take your time, enjoy the process, don't forget to remove the membrane on the ribs...
  9. bbqchamp

    bbqchamp Fire Starter

    could you tell me the correct way to season my smoker step by step. please
  10. bbqchamp

    bbqchamp Fire Starter

    and how do i get the rust off.
  11. rbranstner

    rbranstner Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    How bad is the rust? It is just some surface rust or is it actually rusted through? If it's just some surface rust I would take a grinder, steel wool or a wire brush and get it off of the smoker. It all depends on how bad the rust is. One the rust is gone then spray the inside of the smoker and racks with Pam or Olive Oil and fire up the smoker and apply smoke to the rig. If it was your first time using it I would usually slowly bring up the temps to make sure to burn out all of the oils that may be in there and to also make sure you don't burn off any paint or anything but if the smoker has been used before I would normally just spray it and then run it for a few hours then throw your meat on. People probably have more in-depth processes so lets see what they say.
  12. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    The ribs should be ok if your using the 3-2-1 method, or something close to it. On the chicken, be sure and cook by internal temp using a meat probe. It's all good my friend. 
  13. bbqchamp

    bbqchamp Fire Starter

    the rust is not that bad,its just in certain small spots
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Good luck for you are in good hands here.
  15. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.

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