First smoke today post

Discussion in 'For New Members' started by rick83, Feb 15, 2014.

  1. rick83

    rick83 Fire Starter

    First smoke went well. Took a little work to keep temp because this kansas wind is crazy cold but was able to keep a temp around 225°
  2. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeppers the wind effects ya a lot more than the temperature.

    But they sure look tastee...... Great maiden Voyage!
  3. mdboatbum

    mdboatbum Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Those chicken breasts look incredible!! Abt's do too. You gonna share your recipes and methods or hold out on us?!? WE WANT DETAILS!!!

    Oh, and congrats on your first smoke. Looks like you're a pro already!
  4. crazyq

    crazyq Meat Mopper

    looking great to me
  5. rick83

    rick83 Fire Starter

    Thanks guys, they were pretty delicious too. As for the recipe i used...the brine for the chicken was just salt, garlic powder, onion powder, whole peppercorns, a little brown sugar, some of the rub i was going to use and i threw in some parsley flakes i had in the cabinet. The only thing i measured was a half cup of kosher salt in a gallon of water. I then brined them for about 8 hrs. Then rinsed and patted dry. I peeled the skin off added the rub, just one i found at the store, the put the skin back over the chicken and added more rub on top the skin. Then sat them in the fridge for about 5 hrs, then took them out for an hour before i threw them on the smoker. As for the ABTs just cut the jalapenos in half and stuffed with a mix of cream cheese, chedder cheese, garlic and diced green onions.
  6. rick83

    rick83 Fire Starter

    And i used hickory chips. The chicken smoked for about 3.5 hrs and the abts were on for about 2 hrs
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    What type of smoker? Using a water pan?
  8. rick83

    rick83 Fire Starter

    The propane master forge 2 door model from lowes. I did use the water pan filled with a mixture of water and beer.
  9. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You are going to learn to sit your beer down while loading the pit, less spillage in the pan. [​IMG]
  10. driedstick

    driedstick Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Those look great - Foam has you covered on the filling of the pan LOL
  11. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Don't waste your beer. You could always try using playbox sand. It will give you higher smoker temps and more consistency.  Just cover it will a sheet of aluminum foil to catch the spatters. Also you can remoisten it and use it several times. Foil the pan first then add the sand.
  12. rick83

    rick83 Fire Starter

    Flash, i have seen alot of peope talk about using sand. I think i'll give it a try soon.

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