Newbie alert

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by schmit, Aug 19, 2016.

  1. schmit

    schmit Newbie

    Hey guys and gals, just a quick hello to introduce myself. First time smoker here..

    I've been reading the forums for a while now through Google searches while investigating my first smoker. I live in a small apartment and decided on a pellet, GMG DC. It's scheduled for delivery next Wed, I'm stoked!

    I also have an amazen tube in hand, rub prepared, making a 2nd grill rack this weekend, spritzer bottle, pellets of course, and I'm currently reviewing an added thermometer. Oh, and beer is always in the fridge. Anything missing off hand?

    Anyways, I wanted to extend a thank you to all those posting out there. Your posts made it very easy to prepare as I'm a research junkie.. much appreciated!

    My first bbq will be next weekend, I'm still trying to decide what to make. I'm thinking a brisket and a pork butt or 2. We'll see..

    Thanks again, have a nice weekend..
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the board!  Everyone here is happy to provide advice.
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's really good to have you here on this great site. There are a lot of fine folks here who are always eager to share their ideas, recipes and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading.

    Be really careful about a large quantity of meat for a first smoke. Get familiar with your cooker and cook something small and inexpensive. Go bigger when you're more comfortable.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe. :grilling_smilie:
  4. smokeymose

    smokeymose Master of the Pit

    What Joe said...
    Why don't you start with one butt to see how your smoker works?
  5. schmit

    schmit Newbie

    Thanks for the tip. Ya, lots of excitement brewing, I want to cook twenty things. 
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF and congrats on you purchase. I bet you can't wait to get it and want it now :biggrin:

    Get some brats of something that is quick like wings so no matter the time you can cook it up on that smoker.

  7. redheelerdog

    redheelerdog Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, to add what others have said, give yourself enough extra time, an hour or 2 at least after your smoke so if things go longer and the BBQ is not quite done you wont get in a rush and feel pressured.

    When you can relax and have fun it makes it much more enjoyable.

    Have fun and post some pics of that mochine and meat action!

  8. mike5051

    mike5051 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    I feel that way every weekend!  [​IMG]  Ya gotta cool the jets!  Like others have said, get familiar with your smoker and take things a step at a time. Glad you joined us!

  9. smokinal

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


    to SMF!

    Glad to have you with us!

  10. schmit

    schmit Newbie

    Thanks again everyone. 

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