Just starting out

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by geauxtiger, May 13, 2008.

  1. Hey everyone,

    My name is Scott and I livein Alabama. Just real quick I have a New Braunsfel grill with a firebox. Definitely a newbie when it comes to smoking meat. I've tried several times (turkey breast, pork tenderloin, picnic), but not real happy with outcome. To me, the meat tastes like it's got lighter fluid on it. My lovely bride says it's wonderful!

    Love some advice with it......

    Thanks![​IMG]
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Tiger, I take it that's an Auburn Tiger [​IMG]

    This is a great place to learn the basics of smoking meat. A recommendation is to sign up for Jeff's free, 5-day, email eCourse. It provides you with everything you need to start smoking like a champ. That, in addition to reading the wealth of information on the site, you'll be a pro in no time!

    Roll Tide!! [​IMG]
     
  3. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
     
  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! There are answers to all your questions here.[​IMG]
     
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! I ASSUME yer not using lighter fluid to light the charcoal are ya? No No there... get a charcoal chimney. And use LUMP <natural> charcoal.

    Second thing...might be a creosote issue. What's yer smoke look like? Should be almost invisible..Thin Blue Smoke is what ya want...

    might want to read thru this thread...
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...67333#poststop

    Enjoy your time here, and we're here to help!
     
  6. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, glad to have you here. everyone here is very helpful, just ask lots of questions and youll be smoking like a pro in no time.
     
  7. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck with your new beginnings in the smoking department. Follow the leads you find here and things will get good.
     
  8. reddog

    reddog Fire Starter

    It will take some time to get thing right. Who am I fooling it is luck every time but. Buy a chimny starter to light the coal. Don't even buy that pre soaked junk. Keep your smoke blue and your temps low. You don't want big smoke, lite smoke. I had to learn the hard way. I use chunks, not logs. I have a smaller smoker.

    Did not mean to ramble on.
     
  9. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Scott
     
  10. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Scott!!
     
  11. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site..................Glad you found us here....................
     
  12. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Scott, Welcome to the SMF.

    Sumosmoke -- that would be an LSU Tiger.
     

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