First Timer with a New OK Joe

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pace02rs, Sep 23, 2016.

  1. pace02rs

    pace02rs Newbie

    Hey all, 

    New to smoking, something ive always wanted to try and get into. Purchased a OK Joe Highland model, sealed and seasoned it and will be doing my first cook this weekend. 

    Looking for recommendations on a good beginner smoke, i would love to do a brisket however i see posts saying it is difficult. Maybe a few racks of ribs?

    Glad to be here. Lots of great info 

  2. smokinal

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

    I always recommend chicken as a perfect meat for a first smoke.

    It doesn't take too long to cook, it's easy to cook, & it's cheap.

    You can do the whole chicken or just parts.

    Here is some good chicken recipes.

  3. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    Brisket is not an easy first time cook on an offset. To much can go wrong.
    Just practice running a clean fire and enjoy your smoke.

    Al's idea of chicken is a good suggestion.
    Maybe also a nakid fatty. Fatties are always good.
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2016
  4. uzikaduzi

    uzikaduzi Meat Mopper

    pork butts are pretty forgiving, but take a long time if you're not up for the chicken or fatty
  5. pace02rs

    pace02rs Newbie

    Thanks for the pointers, Grabbed a simple wing and thigh recipe from the link posted. Simple marinade with a rub. Cant wait to get home and fire up the smoker! 

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