First brisket, heck first smoke ever

Discussion in 'Beef' started by farmermac, Aug 2, 2009.

  1. farmermac

    farmermac Newbie

    Ive been thinking about smoking meat for a long time. I tried with my gas grill but could never get significant smoke going. I found one this week from a local guy that was moving to Colorado. Never used, with a bunch of accessories and even a bag of hickory to get me started. Perfect!

    So I joined this forum and stared reading. Im usually pretty good in the kitchen so I wanted to go straight for my favorite smoked meat, brisket. One of my buddies joined me on this historic day and brought some other meats so we could experiment.

    A few things learned...
    -Chicken breast is delicate and easy to oversmoke (its boring, too)
    -the flat rocks!
    -my smoker is too small
    -hickory has strong taste
    -lots of things about fire management and smoke management

    Now im sure i broke some international convention rules on smoking by stacking but there's just no way we could get any more meat on that tiny little smoker. I made sure there was bark before we stacked.

    On the menu were stuffed & bacon wrapped jalapenos, baby back ribs, brisket, chicken breast, bratwursts and beef round (leftover from freezer)








    That was a good day with lots of leftovers. IN fact a brisket sandwich is about to be eaten.
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Excellent looking smoke.
  3. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Ditto ^^^^^^^^^!!!!! You had me with brisket, first or not!!!!! I absalutely adore that piece of meat since I learned a good method to smoke it.

    Very nice first smoked brisky...well done!!!!!

    That is alot for the lil' Cabela's...maybe getcha a bigger one???? Heh-heh!

    When you're hooked, your hooked!!!!

    Enjoy the ride!!!!!

  4. polishmeat

    polishmeat Meat Mopper

    Dude, that looks so tastey! Great Brisket my man! ++Points
  5. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Very nice for a first timer. I can see a bigger smoker in your near future.
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad to have you with us. Stop by Roll Call and introduce yourself.

    Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here 5 Day eCourse

    Nice job on your first smoke. A feast fit for a King. [​IMG]
  7. farmermac

    farmermac Newbie

    Thanks for the kind words everyone. I have been reading on this forum for quite a bit before getting my feet wet. Only thing that got killed was the chicken and thats no big loss in my book [​IMG]
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Very cool first smoke. [​IMG]
  9. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Very nice job for yer 1st time out [​IMG]
  10. glgoodwin

    glgoodwin Meat Mopper

    Your first smoke is very nice. I did a pork loin for my 1st smoke and it was OK, but your brisket looks really good. Congrats
  11. hoser

    hoser Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Farmer...for a first smoke...that is awesome! great job
  12. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice job on your first smoke! [​IMG]
  13. deltadude

    deltadude Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man you jumped in with both feet:
    Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Brats, ABTs.. all on your first smoke.

    Gotta like your spirit, also we liked the Qview..
    Even your first post covers all the points including pics.

    You found a great place to learn and share, SMF has help a lot of us learn to turn out some great Q.

    Welcome aboard...
  14. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit


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