Rookie smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by f14tomcat5, Jun 3, 2013.

  1. f14tomcat5

    f14tomcat5 Newbie

    Hello all! I'm a brand new member and the owner of a pre loved Brinkmann Sportsman Charcoal Smoker. The weather here in Buffalo is finally cooperating and I can't wait to get my smoker fired up. I'm sure I'll have plenty of questions as I get my plan together for my first attempt. Any recommendations for an easy first meat? I was thinking a pork shoulder. Anyway, I'm looking forward to talking with everyone.
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
     
  3. Welcome to the group. when you get a chance. will you drop by roll call and update your info. that way we can all give you a SMF welcome. now what to smoke. i would a test burn to see how it holds heat and what you have to do to make it hold heat and produce smoke.

    then maybe a short smoke of what ever you like. then jump into the middle of the pool with a pork butt. if you like it after that. go to the deep end of the pool with a brisket.

    remember the search bar at the top of any page is your friend.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

    Red
     
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

    Kat
     

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