Novice Meat Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cappy23, Apr 4, 2015.

  1. cappy23

    cappy23 Newbie

    New to smoking meat so I need to read and understand the basics before I do anything in my new smoker. I live in Michigan and recently purchased a 40 " Masterbuilt electric smoker. I have seasoned it but don't feel ready to try anything due to my lack of knowledge and fear of ruining an expensive piece of meat. Also, I would like the weather to be a little warmer before I start a smoking session.

  2. rmmurray

    rmmurray Master of the Pit

    Welcome Cappy23! :welcome:
    The best way to learn is to get out there and try it. Start with chicken. Chicken is cheap, hard to ruin and will give you a good idea of how well your new smoker works for you. Go to the grocery store and get the cheapest bit of chicken they have and throw it in there.
    - Ryan
  3. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Canada, Cappy.


    The first smokes I did were spotty. Then I found this forum. I started by deciding what I wanted to smoke. Then I looked it up in the search bar. I would go through the recipes and find one that looked like my style.

    For my first few smokes, I would post what I was doing while I was going through the smoke and got advice as I went along. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions, post pictures, smoke lots and have fun!

  4. kboss714

    kboss714 Fire Starter

    Welcome to the group. This is a great place to get information and ideas. Enjoy your smoker it's one of my favorite things to cook with so hope you will as well.
  5. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cool and nice day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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