New to smoking

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by daboys, Apr 22, 2008.

  1. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey everyone. 1st of all, I have to say this has got to be the best site on bbqing I have found. I've been grilling for years and love it. Been wanting to get a smoker for quite some time. Finally bought a Brinkman SnP the other day. Cured it for a couple hours Sun morn. We were planning on grilling a beer can chicken. Figured well, since the smoker is cured, why not use it. That was a good idea! Best chicken I have had in years. Hopefully this wasn't beginners luck! It cooked for about 4 hours. Used charc. and lump hickory. I do have a question though. When grilling chicken I always thought 180 deg was the temp. But, everything I read here says 165-170. Are smoking temps diff. then grilling? Anyway, I've already learned allot from everyone here. Just thought it was time to say hi.
     
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey daboys,

    newbie here also. Just sayin hello. My all smokes be with you.
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hia Boys.. welcome to SMF. The USDA had recently lowered the "safe" poultry temp to 165°. Many, myself included still use the 180° guideline. Nothing more disconcerting to me than a hunk of pink bird...
     
  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF - best place on the web, but you already now know that. [​IMG]

    Good luck - and look forward to your future posts and q-vue!
     
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, glad to have ya!
     
  6. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Richtee. Hadn't heard about the new safe zone. I think I will stay with 180 deg too.
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site..........Lots of great people here............
     
  8. Welcome to SMF. Just remember with Smoking that you will see some pink o the outside. That's the smoke ring. It's a good thing. Don't confuse it with "raw". Use your thermometer for assurances on internal temps.
     
  9. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi daboys and welcome to the SMF. I agree with the 180o for poultry. 165o might be safe but sometimes you might not get a good temp reading deep inside the bird. Better to be safe IMO.
     
  10. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.

    Fan of the 165 is done thought here, but go with what you are comfortable with.
     
  11. jasandalb

    jasandalb Fire Starter

    welcome!!!
     
  12. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the smf. Lots of nice people and a load of information. Try Jeff's 5 day E-course. It's free and has a lot of good information for ya.

    Happy Smokin

    Steve
     
  13. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello and welcome to the SMF, glad to have you as part of the best smokin' site on the net. Internal temps are the same regardless of the method you choose o cook. Now outside texture may vary by the way you cook... but then it's all good!
     
  14. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks eveyone for the warm welcome. I did take the 5 day e-course and learned alot. Now if the weekends would just straighten out and dry up we can do some smoking and get things figured out. I'm sure I'll have questions, lots of questions!! I know I can get them all answered here.
     
  15. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum.
    Andy.
     
  16. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    IT'S ANOTHER HAWKEYE!!!!!

    Welcome and glad you found us.
     
  17. crewcab4x4

    crewcab4x4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to smf. I agree with the 180 deg. I want my yardbirds done.
    Again welcome aboard all the info you'll ever need just ask a question someone will be along shortly to help.

    Jason
     
  18. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome daboys!!..........I'm tellin ya.......us Iowans are gonna take this forum over one of these days!!......LOL

    Welcome to the SMF from another Iowa boy!

    L8r,
    Eric
     
  19. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    It is nice to see all the Iowans on here. Go Hawks!!!
     

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