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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bigj3, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. bigj3

    bigj3 Newbie

    Im jamon corbin from bowling green ky  I have a 30in cajun injector electric smoker and i think the more i read the more i wonder what i should do for my first time smoking ever !!   I had friend tell me of this site and great site
  2. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the family, Jamon!

    For a first smoke, go small, simple and easy. Chicken quarters are one of the first things that flashed into my mind. They're small enough to not take all day and half the night, and just large enough to take 3-4 hours, so you can kick back and enjoy the smoke time. Smoke @ 225* to internal temp of 155* in the thigh/leg and 150* in the breasts, then, toss onto a hot grill to sear and crisp up the skin...remove @ 165* in the breast and 170* in the thigh for a juicy good eating bird. Oh, be sure to buy a digital probe'll need it for future smokes as well.

    Apply a light coat of oil on all surfaces and season with a simple blend of rosemary, thyme, cracked black pepper, salt, garlic, and a pinch of sage. Just a few basic poultry seasonings will go a long way towards enhancing the flavor.

    Smoke with milder wood(s) such as apple, pecan, cherry (these are good in duo/trio combinations, as well). Use stronger smoke woods (mesquite, hickory) sparingly with poultry.

    So, start simple and easy, and work your way up from there. It gives you things to look forward to for future smokes and allows you to build your experience levels and confidence in your skills along the way.

    Have fun with your new hobby/addiction...well, you're not addicted yet, but you will be...and, the best part is that it's legal, and there's no cure, only that "next fix"...LOL!!!

  3. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  4. Welcome to SMF...........[​IMG]...................Glad you are here..............[​IMG]
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jamon!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. bigj3

    bigj3 Newbie

    thx all and furluvofsmoke great advice  Love the site and been spending alot of time preparing/reading pretty sure addicted already  LOL
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Jamon and [​IMG]to SMF 

    Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location

  8. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. Check out  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info, and may help ya out. Smoking  5-Day e-Course  

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