Yep I am a Rookie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hannibal, Apr 22, 2010.

  1. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Hello everyone. I am brand new to the smoking world (unless you count eating it).

    I just picked up a Masterbuilt digital electric smoker from Cabela's yesterday. As I am typing this, my pre-seasoning process is just wrapping up. I debated as to what kind of smoker to go with, but decided to go with an electric one with a digital temperature control. I figured there would be less for me to screw up.

    I found this forum via a google search and after browsing through, it looked like a nice spot to visit and hopefully learn some tricks of the trade.

    I have decided to jump right in and smoke some brisket today. I have the brisket basking in the glory of a nice spice rub and have some hickory chips soaking in some H2O. Once the smoker has completed its preseasoning, I will drop the temperature and begin my journey into the smokie unknown.

    Wish me luck.
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Congrats on the new smoker. I'd suggest signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse its free and contains some great info. You'll also find lots of good info here and some great recipes as well. Good luck on the brisket smoke
     
  3. Welcome to SMF! snap some photos of the smoke and finished product (if you have the time) we love a QView around here!
     
  4. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Thanks. I will check into the 5 day class. And I will be sure to post some pics.
     
  5. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jumping right in with a brisket ehh? Very bold my friend..
    1. Don't expect it to be done when you expect it to be done...[​IMG]

    2. Go get more beer..

    3. Do you have a digital probe and wire type thermometer? If not, nows a good time to go get one.

    4. Beware of the "stall" ( good search topic) around 140-150 degrees.

    5 Be patient and don't up the heat to try and hurry the cooking time...

    Good luck and welcome aboard..
     
  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF
     
  9. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Mr. Lecter. ( [​IMG][​IMG] ) Like Pit said, don't rush it. Good job jumping right in there. We are happy to have you here & we hope you enjoy your stay with us. Invest in a camera because we want to see that qview of your brisket & your rig once completed.
     
  10. wingrider1

    wingrider1 Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the SMF. The best advise i've received so far for the first smoke on a pork butt was when you think it's done go and sit and think about it for an hour or so...LOL.. Patience is a virtue.
     
  11. mballi3011

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  12. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
    enjoy the smoking story
     
  13. wingman

    wingman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! You will most leikely get totaly hooked and own several smokers. That's the way it should be. [​IMG]
     
  14. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     
  15. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome.


    My brisket was really good last night. The rub I used was just a little too spicy for my liking, so I will need to adjust that just a bit for the next one. Other than that it came out great, especially for my first try at this.

    It was very moist and tender and the bark wasn't too tough to chew. I would say that it was a big success. My wife and in-laws really liked it and Grandma asked for seconds which is an amazing compliment because she always says, "that's too much, I'll never eat all of that."

    As promised, here is the QView of my first brisket. The color in the pics is a little skewed because of the flash, I'll have to adjust that if I can. Sorry, I am a camera rookie too!

    Thanks again for the advice and the warm welcome. I have a feeling I will be posting a few more questions right around my next days off. [​IMG]








     
  16. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    Caveman, thanks for the advice.

    Just to clear things up and assure you and everyone else that I won't be "having my friends for dinner,"

    I am more like this Hannibal:

    [​IMG]

    Because "I love it when a plan comes together."
     
  17. hannibal

    hannibal Smoke Blower

    BEST ADVICE SO FAR! (#2)
     
  18. caveman

    caveman Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for that great laugh.
     
  19. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  20. indyadmin1974

    indyadmin1974 Smoking Fanatic

    Hannibal from the A-Team...now those dudes coulda made a sweet a** smoker in about 20 minutes!

    Welcome and congrats on the brisket! If you can do a brisket, everything else will be cake...but don't sway from the digital thermometer and never expect it to be done at a certain time...if you can remember that, you'll be on it.


    And as a side note, you can watch all the old A-Team episodes on Hulu - http://www.hulu.com/the-a-team
     

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