hi all new guy

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by jimv112563, Jul 6, 2013.

  1. jimv112563

    jimv112563 Newbie

    Hi all new here and new to smoking meats and I have a lot of questions. But I will start with the most basic one how do I get started I am getting a smoker coals and wood chips today and want to smoke some chicken thighs
  2. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    What smoker are you using ???    Pics would help........

  3. lancer

    lancer Smoking Fanatic

    Jim, where in NY are you?  We're in Sennett, near Auburn.

  4. jimv112563

    jimv112563 Newbie

    we are a little south of Albany in greene county
  5. hotnspicy

    hotnspicy Meat Mopper

    Do you have the Brinkman Smokin Joe like your avatar?  I did a few things to mine to make life much easier.  First problem you are going to have is that when you are smoking something larger like a pork butt adding coals will be a pain in the neck.  That's why I mounted my legs on the outside & put the charcoal pan on a few bricks.  That way you can just lift the entire smoker off the charcoal instead of adding through the door or without having to remove your meat.  I also drilled five 1/2" holes in the charcoal pan for air flow.  I also use my 18" weber charcoal grill grate in the bottom of the charcoal pan.  Hope that helps :)
  6. jimv112563

    jimv112563 Newbie

    yes I do have that one and thanks I think that will help
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Jim , hello and glad to have you here... good advice from H-N-S .  My advice is , practice often and learn "Patience".[​IMG]

    Have fun and as always . . .
  8. jimv112563

    jimv112563 Newbie

    thanks mods worked great

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