Greetings From A Newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dougbennett, Sep 1, 2007.

  1. dougbennett

    dougbennett Smoke Blower

    Just got my first smoker, one of those vertical propane jobs from Wal-Mart. Made my first ribs last weekend and they were a DISASTER. SO I'll probably be asking for a lot of advice. I know a lot about rubs, but the smoking process is all new to me. And, being in Tampa, I plan to make this a year-round hobby.
  2. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Doug. Ask all the question you need to get it figured out. Lots of qualified friendly people here to give you the answers you need. Check out Jeff's 5-Day ecourse to help you along.

    Keep Smokin
  3. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Ask lots of questions, the friendly folk here will make answer!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  4. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    My first two (and only two) were terrible too. But keep reading around and asking questions before you even take the ribs out of the fridge and lots of people here will give you solid advice.
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Doug. glad you decided to join us at the SMF. Be sure and checkout Jeff's 5 day ecourse, good basic reading, also check out the pork section as it has plenty of feedback on ribs.
  6. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Doug. Lots of friendly folks here so don't hesitate to ask questions, share your adventures, or simple use the vast amount of information contained here. Most of all have fun.
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Doug!

    Try the 3-2-1 method on your ribs next time... it is almost fool proof and the ribs come out fantastic! Basically, 3 hours in the smoke, 2 hours wrapped in foil, 1 hour back on the grates to firm them up. These are just guidelines, not exact. Click on the 3-2-1 Method in the left column of the main page... that will get you started!

    Have fun!
  8. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF the best BBQ site on the net[​IMG]

    I learned to do ribs before I found SMF but lots of the folks on here talk about the 3-2-1 method. I personally don't foil my ribs until done then I plastic wrap & foil them for their rest. Because so many talk about the 3-2-1 I recommend that you try that & work from there. I also agree with the suggestion of trying the 5-day ecourse, excellent info for someone new to smoking[​IMG]. Another way to gain info is just ask & you will get answers here on SMF[​IMG]
  9. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

  10. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Doug, don't give up, use that as motivation and practice, won't take long, ask some questions and read alot, post some pics, we 'er here to help.
  11. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. DOn;t be discouraged, practice makes perfect.

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