help with first time smoker

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  1. willyjhopuky

    willyjhopuky Newbie

    I just got a charbroil grill and water smoker. there were hardly any instructions on this. questions i have is. how do you grill steak on it? do you use the water pan when grilling? and what would be the best first time meat to smoke? i was thinking boston butt or chicken. thanks for all help and advice.
  2. tn_bbq

    tn_bbq Smoking Fanatic

    To grill, you want your meat to be directly over the coals. This means you'll remove the water pan barrier.

    For a first time smoke, I'd go with something simple:
    pork loin
    fatty (modified meat loaf)

    Then I'd go for something that takes a bit longer, but isn't too difficult:
    pork butt

    Finally, I'd shoot for a brisket
  3. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congratulations on your new smoker. You might want to check out the Char Broil website. You should find some helpful info there regarding your particular smoker.
  4. mr porky

    mr porky Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    First off Congrats on your new smoker and welcome aboard.

    TN BBQ already nailed the grilling question: direct heat.

    For your other question for a first smoke, well a pork butt would be very forgiving and would be worth doing. It all depends on how involved you want to be on your first smoke.

    Smokin's like swimming in a cold lake. You can either work your way in a bit a time or jump right in and git er done.

    Good luck and remember the QVIEW. WE want the good the bad and the ugly
  5. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the smoker,grill. I agree with the above comments but from time to time I throw steaks on my smoker for a short time. Then I finish em on my grill to sear and cook to Medium,medium rare. good luck
  6. willyjhopuky

    willyjhopuky Newbie

    thanks for the help. i think ill go with chicken.

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