Newbie here!!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pennygirl, Sep 2, 2007.

  1. pennygirl

    pennygirl Newbie

    Hi everyone! I'm am totally new and totally clueless in the smokin department! All I can say is my DH has had this electric smoker for some time now and all he does is deer jerky in it. But I want to learn more about using it and how. Honestly, I don't know much except you plug it in, it has a little pan at the bottom for wood chips and racks for the meat. Can I use this for ribs, chicken and other meats? I really want to learn to use it as we really like BBQ. Any help here is very appreciated!!
     
  2. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Welcome to the SMF [​IMG] Personally I don't have an electric smoker, but "yes" you can use it for many things...chicken, ribs, etc.

    Just hang on and someone with an electric smoker will be in here.
     
  3. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. Be sure to sign up for the 5 day Ecourse. It will help immensely. And ask away on the questions. Everyone here will assist you. Don't know what brand of smoker you have, but as long as you can get it up to about 215 - 225 you'll have no problem cooking all the goodies you mention.
     
  4. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF !!! I have an electric and use it for just about everything. Not that it matters much but let us know what brand yours is? Be sure and check out Jeff's free 5 day ecourse also http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse.html, there is quite a bit of valuable information that will help you get started.
     
  5. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF the best BBQ site on the net[​IMG]

    You have come to the right place to learn the art of Q[​IMG]

    There are a lot of electric users on here & can answer ANY questions you have about using that thing beyond what you can imagine[​IMG]

    Just look around, ask & learn[​IMG]
     
  6. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard the SMF!! Good advice already given, glad you joined us!
     
  7. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, if you have what I think you do you can do about anything you want in it. You will need a digital meat thermometer with a probe and some other things. You might think about starting with a small Boston Butt, they are very forgiving.
     
  8. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    WELCOME,glad you found us.
    There is a lota info on electric cookers here
     
  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. If you have any other questions just ask, we have many a friendly member who'll be willing to give good advise.
     
  10. pennygirl

    pennygirl Newbie

    Wow! You guys are fast! I can see I'm gonna have to stay close by and check in often. This forum seems to move very fast. The smoker has been around awhile and it is a Totem Food Smoker. As far as the temperature goes, it doesn't have a thermometer on it. Should I just purchase one to keep inside while it's smoking? And how do I adjust the temp?
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You'll probably be buying a meat probe thermo soon, you need to know the temperature of the meat you're cooking.Without a pic of your smoker it's hard to say on anything else. Hang in there.
     
  12. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    To speed up replys/awnsers some of us sit in front of our smokers with the laptop locked and loaded, along with ourselves loaded
     
  13. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    And my wife though I went loony doing that[​IMG]

    Guess I am learning who my real friends are[​IMG]
     
  14. By the way whats a "DH"
     
  15. OOPs excuse my manners!! Welcome!
     
  16. smokebuzz

    smokebuzz Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Designated husband? i dont know
     
  17. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Ask lots questions, the friendly folks here will make answer!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  18. There could be other possibilties to the DH tho but don't want to say
     
  19. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Believe it stands for Dear Husband.
     
  20. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Dear Husband
     

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