New Smoker in CA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jerod, May 11, 2013.

  1. After going through a lot of good information on this site and various others I just purchased my first smoker.  I decided to go with the WSM 18.5" smoker.  Had a minor set back the day before it arrived, dislocated ankle.  Hopefully can walk around soon to season it and then start smoking.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Jerod! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

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  3. Yea I took signed up for the emails a few weeks ago.  Learned a lot from them and just browsing the website and this forum.  Really excited to start smoking.
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Jerod!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  I'm sorry to hear about your ankle. Bad timing with a new smoker to break in!  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

  5. mdsujaan

    mdsujaan Newbie

    welcome to this forum jerod.WSM 18.5" is a good brand i like it also
  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you decided to join us! Hope the ankle gets better soon!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  7. Doin my first real smoke today. Got some baby backs, St. Louis ribs, beef ribs an a small pork shoulder

  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Jerod, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
    The ankle must be feeling better, nice to read you got in your first smoke!
  9. Thanks..... ankle is better now, but goin for surgery tomorrow so i had to get a smoke in before that.

    I think i loaded the smoker with too much meat.  I smooked 4 racks of ribs with a rib rack on the top and some beef ribs and the pork shoulder on the bottom rack.  Smoked for about 6 hours and still not ready, but people were antsy since i told them it would take about 5 hours.  so i pulled off the St louis ribs which were smoky but not as tender as i was hoping, same with a few of the beef ribs.  The Babybacks and the other beef ribs and pork shoulder i left on for another 2 hours and they came out really good. Still not as tender as i was wanting, which could partially be due to the fact that i had a lil trouble keeping the temp consistent for the first 1.5 hours.  I used apple juice spray 2 times during the smoke.  Next time i am gonna try to put a lil sauce on them.  

  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  11. Hope this works

  12. Looks great. wish you well. glad you joined the group.

    Happy smoken.


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