New to Smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by okiegirl59, Jun 13, 2013.

  1. Hi, my name is Dinah, and I live in Duncan, OK.   I've been wanting to get a smoker for a while, and was lucky enough to win some gift cards at a recent company golf scramble that was enough to buy the awesome MasterBuilt smoker at Sams! 

    I seasoned it as instructed, and used it to smoke pork steaks one night this week.  I had to "google" recipes, because I really had no idea how to even get started, and there wasn't even a small recipe book included!  I had some Head Country dry rub I put on the meat the night before, and I smoked them with Hickory (the only chips I had) for about an hour, then took them out and put them in foil and put back in the smoker for another 1 1/2 hours.  They were very tender and juicy, and had plenty of smokey flavor. 

    I'm here to get recipe ideas, and learn the best chips that work best with certain meats.  My mission is to stock my freezer with some smoked meats in zip-locks I can take out for quick & tasty meals after a long day at work. 

    So....any pointers for the newbie is appreciated! 

    Thank you.  I'm happy to have found this forum.
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Dinah & welcome to the forum. There are plenty of recipes and techniques awaiting you by using the handy dandy search above...just type in anything you are thinking of smoking and many threads will pop up most having pics and detailed info. Have fun and browse around the forum posts for ideas and inspiration....Willie
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Dinah, from another Oklahoman!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Good luck with that build project, and just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to matter what your experience level might be!

    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. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF.

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

  5. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Dinah - pretty name for a pretty lady, and an Okie to boot!!! 

    [​IMG]  to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

    One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the [​IMG]!!!

    So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

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    Good Luck and Get Smokin'


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