First Time Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by clubcdub, May 18, 2016.

  1. clubcdub

    clubcdub Newbie

    Hey everyone I'm new to the smoking world getting ready to smoke some.ribs this weekend. Using a 18" weber smokey mountain with hickory chips. Any first time advice for a beginner would be greatly appreciated
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!  I would suggest chunks and not chips with the WSM.  I smoke mine between 225 and 250 for 5 hours without wrapping.  I use Jeff's rub.  There are tons of successful rib smokes available on the site.  Try the search magnifier at the top right.  You are warned, this will lead to a lot of reading!  Glad you joined us.

  3. phatbac

    phatbac Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF!

     tip of the day: don't put on sauce (if you are going to) until the very end and make sure your temps are running lower so you don't burn it.

    just sauce about 30-45 minutes before they are done or about 4 hours into the process and then brush a fine layer sauce on and let them go to set the sauce up.( temp of the smoker below 230 degrees)

    Search at the top for some sauce recipes or buy Jeff's sauce recipe to support the site.

    Make sure to take some pics with yoru camera or phone and post them on here so we can see how they all came out. the more pics the better!

    Happy Smoking,

    phatbac (Aaron)
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to the forum.

    I'm sure that WSM will do a great job for you this weekend.

    Good luck!


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