I don't know what I'm doing! But I sure want to learn.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rocketdonut, Jun 24, 2014.

  1. Hey everyone, RocketDonut here from Houston, TX. My future father in law bought me an Old Country BBQ Pits Pecos Coal Smoker  as a housewarming gift and I have no idea what to do. :)

    Hopefully poking around these forums will enlighten my path. My fiancee and I consider ourselves food snobs so I definitely want to back it up with some skills.

    I'm planning on seasoning the smoker tonight so hopefully I'll have a better idea of how it all works. Looking forward to visiting here more often!
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Now that's a nice looking unit. Since it's an offset smoker I would seriously spend some time using the xlnt search bar tool for info on controlling temps and operation tips for it. Every unit has it's one learning curve and quirks to deal with. However, that looks like it will put out some very good chow once you tame it. I would suggest starting with lowly chicken quarters after break-in to see how it goes and get some seasoning splatter on the insides. And have a back up meal planned, just in case ......HTH, Willie
  3. What to do with it?  Build a fire in it.  Put meat in it.  Cook well.  Enjoy fine meal.  Job done.  [​IMG]   Well.....  MAYBE not QUITE that simple.  BUT!!  This ain't rocket science either.

    Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  You will soon be making some fine food from your new smoker.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


    Last edited: Jun 24, 2014
  4. welcome and I agree with Chef Willie
  5. Hello and welcome from a rainy East Texas, Once you get it seasoned up and done a couple of smokes you will be hooked, nothing like good smoked anything

    Gary S
  6. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    Hello, and welcome from coastal SC. Jump in and pick the brains of the members here, and you'll be surprised how fast you'll get up to speed on your smoker. Enjoy the ride!
  7. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Fire that baby up! [​IMG]
  8. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Congrats RocketDonut on your housewarming gift.

    With that fine unit, you will be giving lessons in no time.

    Fire that rascal up, and much success to you!

    Good luck with it and the E-course Danny sent is a great idea.  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

  9. Welcome from one newby to another. I joined last night and smoked up some stuff right after seasoning!

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