First smoke

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tha huny barrel, Sep 16, 2015.

  1. Hi all
    I will be testing out my new build offset smoker soon
    Just wanting some tips
    what meat for a 1st timer ?
    What timber & other suggestions
    Cheers Deryk
     
  2. drewed

    drewed Meat Mopper

    Pulled pork is my recommendation for a first smoke.  They are pretty cheap, and pretty hard to mess up.  They can take a fair amount of temp swings and still be good Q.
     
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  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Deryk. You have come to the right place with lots of folks who are always ready to share their ideas and tips. All you have to do is ask. As far as a first cook is concerned, I like to suggest chicken. It's cheap, easy to cook and doesn't take very long. Remember you can always eat your mistakes.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe
     
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  4. Cheers mate
    You can always wash it down with beers
     
  5. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  6. Excellent thanks guys
    Will definitely look at the link
    What s the best smoking timber in your opinion
    Do you different types I.e chook and red meat
     
  7. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

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  8. Wow so helpful cheers
    My build should be finished in next 2weeks
    Just welding after work
    Can't wait to get started
     
  9. Good luck with that, looks cool. Newbie here, too, and I've been smoking chickens while learning to control my smoker. Cheap and they come out good, even when I screw up!
     
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  10. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I like to basically use apple for fowl, cherry for pork and hickory for beef. But, it really doesn't matter. Use whatever flavor you like. The flavors that I noted are chunks. I use oak for cooking heat.
     
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