First of beer!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by sereins3, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. sereins3

    sereins3 Newbie

    My name is Marcus and I,m a league city police officer in Texas. (30mi south of Houston). I'm buying a master built sportsman 40" elite. If read they are not too accurate so I will get a new thermometer Et732?
    Any recommendations on my first smoke? I was thinking brisket but, I'm super green to all of this so any recommendations would be great. Thanks
  2. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Chicken is a great first smoke. It's really hard to screw up and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. An ET732, or an iGrill2 will get you multiple probes so you canointor your pit to and whatever you are cooking. Good luck and post pics of your smoke!
  3. [​IMG]   Good evening  and welcome to the forum, from a nice cool East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on                  just about  everything

  4. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

    As Case said above chicken is a good place to start.
    Happy smoken.
  5. I would suggest something which cooks at a constant and low temperature, such as ribs or pulled pork.  I am unfamiliar with the highest temperature your model of smoker goes to, but, chicken needs fairly high temperatures to crisp the skin and promote a good bite-through.  Rubber-skinned chicken has an objectionable bite-through. 
  6. wolfman1955

    wolfman1955 Master of the Pit

    Welcome, from southern Ohio, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with there opinion on the subject.
    As for your first smoke I would try ribs using the 3-2-1 method!! If you don't know what that is just search for 3-2-1.
    Good luck on your first smoke whatever it may be!!
  7. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Marcus

    Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.


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