Hello from Texas....

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cartenderls1, Apr 4, 2014.

  1. cartenderls1

    cartenderls1 Newbie

    My name is Alex I am from southern Texas and I am new to smokers but I do grill regularly.  Just purchased an offset charbroiler and doing some modifications that I have seen here as well as other websites.  Probably be trying to smoke briskets and babybacks eventually.  Need to practice of course.  Any advice is welcome.
  2. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Alex-glad to have you join us. For a first run, I would suggest chicken for two reasons, chicken is a bit forgiving on temp spikes and you can cook it at a higher temp. If you want to go the 'low and slow' route, then I would suggest a bone-in pork butt for the same reason that it can withstand temp spikes. The bone is a ggreat indicator for when it's done-if the bone pulls out easily when you tug on it then it's done. We do however recommend the use of a good meat thermometer to check for the proper internal temp.

    Enjoy the Smoke!
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  3. garyhibbert

    garyhibbert Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Alex

    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.

  4. Hello and welcome from Gary in East Texas, glad you landed here. Chicken is cheap, pretty simple and forgiving. Give you a chance to get the feel of your smoker before you jump in on those long smokes.

    Good luck

    Gary S
  5. waterinholebrew

    waterinholebrew Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, see ya around the forum !

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