New to smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by nlewis86, May 14, 2013.

  1. So i'm new to this smoking game. I am about to have a month off and i plan on dedicating the whole month to trying to get the basics down of smoking ribs, brisket, and pork shoulder or butt and maybe chicken. Ive been spending weeks and weeks studying on technique and weather to brine, inject, or just a dry rub. I would like to get some tips to try and get the perfect meat. I dont really want to start till i know for sure im ready. I bought a charcoal smoker, mainly because it was cheaper and im a newbie and if i get better ill be sure to upgrade. I hear from a lot of people that the thermometers on the actual smokers ain't as accurate so i also bought an electric thermometer to take the temperature of the smoker and another one for the meat. As for wood i got Apple, Cherry, and Hickory. If i need anything else please feel free to let me know.  
  2. You came to the right place for information for sure.   I'm still new at this myself but the guys and gals on here have been a wealth of information and eager to help.  Post your questions and within minutes usually, you'll have answers.

    Welcome to the forum and welcome to the yummy world of smoking.  Believe me, after you get a taste or two, you'll be as hooked as I am. lol
  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :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!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!

  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

    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!


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