Wish us luck!

Discussion in 'Grilling Chicken' started by bassetmom, May 28, 2011.

  1. bassetmom

    bassetmom Newbie

    Just a word from a complete newbie - after showing him this website, my husband surprised me by buying a small smoker today and we are starting our BBQ season with beer can chicken.  It's pouring rain, but he is determined to try this out.  The biggest hitch so far is keeping the dogs in the house.  Monday is ribs!  A good Memorial Day holiday to you all.

  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker and good luck with the smoke
  4. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF family, bassetmom!

    If it's a charcoal fired smoker you speak of, it will take a fairly hot fire to overcome the rain and/or wind, especially if it's a horizontal with side fire box. Most propane fired rigs will handle just about anything mother nature can throw at you. Electric can have trouble putting out enough BTU's to build and hold temps if the chips are down. In any case, if you can keep it dry and out of the wind, you'll be stacking the deck in your favor.

    Have fun with the new toy, good luck, great smokes, and enjoy the eats!

  5. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party! Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night will keep a q'er form doing their thing. What kind of cooker did you get?
  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    ...you forgot about lightning, hail, high winds, snow and sub-zero temps...LOL!!!


  7. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  8. hardslicer

    hardslicer Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome......you are going to love this site.......good luck!  [​IMG]
  9. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome it want take you long to catch on to some real good smoke...Glad to have you here...
  10. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    What a sweet guy! There's plenty of great advice here, if you need help, just ask!  Cheers, and welcome!
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - you can smoke in any kind of weather as evidenced by many of our members. Glad to have you here
  12. justpassingthru

    justpassingthru Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Bassetmom, there's no luck involved, ...just some time spent reading the advice posted here and asking questions, you will be turning out excellent Q in no time and please don't forget we love pics, ...you could start out with one of dear hubby standing in the rain.  LOL


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