New to Smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jason s, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. So on newyears eve the party I was at was serving various smoked meats from ribs, chicken and brisket. All of it was awesome. I am big in cooking on the grill even in the winter several times a week but the smoked meat brought a whole new taste I want to explore more. I purchased a Smoker off of craigslist that was still brand new in the box and still needs to be seasoned. I want to start with the least difficult meat to smoke and work my way up. I really want to do ribs as I don't do well with them under direct heat. Any suggestions on what meat to start with? 

    Any help is appreciated. 


  2. Welcome to SMF.

    You will probably get a wide range of suggestions on what to start off suggestion is jump in and smoke whatever you are hungry for that particular day

    Is your smoker propane, charcoal/wood or electric?

  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF 

    My suggestion would be to start with a pork butt because it is really forgiving  
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


          Make bacon the easy way!!
  5. rdknb

    rdknb Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] to SMF.  I am thinking Pulled Pork also.
  6. it is propane

    the Cabela's special from Masterbuilt 
  7. 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. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

    Pulled pork is probably the most forgiving. For ribs i suggest doing the 3-2-1 method
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF Jason! Beer can chicken is cheap & easy to do!
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  10. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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