Whats a good first?

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by mrspooky, Sep 15, 2015.

  1. mrspooky

    mrspooky Smoke Blower

    Well, Iv worked off and on on my reverse flow for about 2 years now and Im as done as Ill ever be.  Now I don't know what would be a good first to try. Let me correct that. My very first was last weekend!!!!!  Hamburgers and hot dogs!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA .. Everybody said the burgers were good, so I must have had the only bad one out of 16. It was drier than a sheeps ass in march. Used lean meat and that's what did it (I think). As far as the flavor, I was happy. The dogs were A-OK haha..

       So for a first "real smoke" what would be a good starter?  Whats the hardest to mess up is what Im askin...

     Thanks in advance
  2. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Pork butt is a forgiving cut and would be a long test for your smoker.
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  3. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    Spatch a chicken, brine it overnight, and smoke to a IT of 165*. Good thing about yard birds, your can cook 'em low and slow, or do 'em hotter at 325* and they only take about 1 1/2 hrs

    How 'bout a pic of your pit?
  4. mrspooky

    mrspooky Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the quick replies! Ill look into both of those options right now ... Here's a few pics....  My goal is to do a whole piggy pretty soon. I got about 20 of them in one picture on my deer camera. All the way from piglets to XXXL [​IMG]

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  5. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I like it... I can smell the pig roasting already.
  6. mrspooky

    mrspooky Smoke Blower

    Thanks! I can smell them roasting too.. BTW, that's not the pic with the most pigs....   I just gotta graduate from hot dogs first[​IMG]  
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  7. b-one

    b-one Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice looking smoker! That big pig looks like a load!
  8. siege

    siege Smoke Blower

    Talk about pork butt..... if that biggest one had to haul a$$, it would take him a week !
    Nice lookin‘ smoker. Some ribs would look great in there !
  9. sawinredneck

    sawinredneck Meat Mopper

    Nice looking build! I agree with chicken, most forgiving and cost effective! Get some wings, a few breasts and a few tenders, shouldn't cost much over $30, and you can try some different things to see what you like!
  10. crazymoon

    crazymoon Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    MS, Nice looking build, 3-2-1 ribs are easy and forgiving also .
  11. mrspooky

    mrspooky Smoke Blower

    OK, I think I have decided. Im going in head first!!!! Think we are going to try to do ribs AND a small butt....Go big or go home I guess.. I don't know squat about rubs, sauces or anything. This should be interesting.  recon the thing I need to do is go over to the "pork" side of the forum and start a new thread and see what happens. Ill post a link to the thread here so if anyone wants to play along I'd appreciate it.

       Thanks a lot for all the help!!!

  12. moec

    moec Newbie

    Good luck with it. Today is my 1st smoke. I opted for pulled chicken (thighs) and a small rope of sausage.
  13. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Jason if I seen this post yesterday,I would have done ya a favor and towed that and a little pig away.Nice job on the build start small a few chickens,spatched whole and parts.You will get to learn the heat with a cheaper cut that can be saved easily.


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