New to smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by broncocoach45, Jul 31, 2016.

  1. broncocoach45

    broncocoach45 Newbie

    Hi all! I'm a new smoker from Michigan, and I'm so happy to have found this group! I just bought a chat griller offset smoker/grill combo and am very nervous to try smoking for the first time! Any advice is appreciated!!!
  2. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!  Inexpensive cuts are your friend while learning temp control of your smoker.  Chicken and pork butts are forgiving with temp swings.  Happy smoking.

  3. bauchjw

    bauchjw Master of the Pit

    Welcome! I agree with Mike, pork butt is fun and forgiving...tasty too. It takes a while to smoke but it's a huge confidence booster, it's also cheap! Chicken is great for quicker cooks, you need to cook at higher heat to get skin crispy though.

    Don't stress though, the only way to learn is go at it and sooner than later you're screwing up fewer times than scoring!

    On a side note, be sure to get a good temp probe, Mavericks are popular. The most important thing for safety and good meat is cooking to internal temp. Good luck, ask questions!
  4. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]   to SMF!

    Glad to have you aboard!

  5. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from another sunny and hot day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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