Rookie smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by doc6895, Sep 9, 2016.

  1. doc6895

    doc6895 Newbie

    Trying a forum for the first time hoping to receive some good advice. I just received a Brinkman smoker and grill from my Wife's parents. It is a bullet type smoker. I am going to try smoking pork shoulder for pulled Pork this weekend as my first attempt. I am using Kingsford Hickory charcoal and have some Hickory chips also. Just wondering if anyone has advice on whether or not I should actually use the chips?
     
  2. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site. I would prefer chunks to chips and whatever you do don't soak them. The hickory will be pretty strong for pork. You may prefer apple or cherry. Also, I would suggest any charcoal except Kingsford. The binders and chemicals will produce a bitter smell, a heavy finish to the meat and excess ash. Try Royal Oak or any other all hardwood briqs or better still lump.

    Good luck and good smokin', Joe. :grilling_smilie:
     
  3. doc6895

    doc6895 Newbie

    Joe I appreciate the advice. Will let you know how this turns out if we don't get rained out now.
     
  4. smokinal

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

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    to SMF!

    Glad to have you aboard!

    Good luck with the shoulder!

    Al
     
  5. doc6895

    doc6895 Newbie

    Well I ended up with a smoked shoulder rather than pulled pork. Flavor is still pretty good but not what I was trying to get. Definitely need to do some of the mods to the ECB smoker.
     

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