Newbie Smoker?

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smoke_hound, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. smoke_hound

    smoke_hound Newbie

    I just got a new smoker and I can't wait to use it.

    I have done some reading a understand the basics, but I have a few questions.

    The unit I have is a Centro digital smokehouse, is this a good smoker?
    How long and at what temp should I smoke a 4lb outside round roast?
    Any other tips for my first smoke?

  2. meat hunter

    meat hunter Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hello and welcome to the forum. Swing on over to roll call and introduce yourself to the other members, tell us a bit about yourslef when you get a chance. Although I have not seen your smoker in action, I have seen them and they appear to be a pretty good unit. I personally have not done a roast, pretty much a sausage guy here, but be patient. There will be plenty of members here offering their suggestions. One thing I would say you should get is a good digital thermometer. One that reads the smoker temp as well as the temp of the meat. And dont forget. When starting your first smoke, take some photos of the whole process and post them here. Good luck and when your ready to make some really good Polish Kielbasy, hit me up[​IMG].

  3. crusty ol salt

    crusty ol salt Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    welcome aboard, Jeff has a great 5-day ecourse that you can sign up for, it was a great help to me when i first started. feel free to ask questions, there is a great group of people here to help.

    Good luck
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Please do stop by Roll Call and tell us about you. There is tons of information here to read. I'd suggest you take some time and read all you can. There's lots of folks here to answer your questions.
  5. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!
  6. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Lance welcome to SMF glad you joined us. I moved your thread to the roll call section. If I'm not mistaken that smoker is also called an MES smoker and quite a few of our members use them. I'm really not familiar with an outside round roast as it seems different areas call cuts of meat by different names. Most meats are smoked at a temp of 225 and generally take about 1.5 hours per lb as a general rule but we go by internal meat temps. Have fun and happy smoking
  7. carpetride

    carpetride Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Lance!
  8. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA........You have come to the right place
  9. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you aboard.
  10. Just bought a traeger 075 yesterday I have two stuffed pork loins and a beer can chicken on it right now
  11. anyone no a good temp for my pork loins Iwas thinking about 160
  12. I bought a cheap smoker at Walmart and cooked a boston but 2 weeks ago and it turned out great. I smoked some ribs yesterday with mesquite wood chunks and the meat tasted like chemicles also thethe smoker started to leak ablack resin that looked like black high gloss spraypaint. What the heck happened. At on point the smoke turned almost yellowish brown. I don't know what happened so I'm throwing out the smoker and getting another one, unless someone gets me some advise.
  13. huskersmokeman

    huskersmokeman Smoke Blower

    First of all, welcome!! Second, Artydoc, take that smoker back to Wal-Mart and demand your money back! Something went very wrong there. What brand of unit was it? If you know, you can look in the equipment forums to see if anyone else has this problem. Good Luck.
  14. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF.
  15. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome, Lance! I agree with other posts here who suggest you read Jeff's ecourse. This'll get you goin for starters. Your gonna learn alot here, lots of helpful folks.

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