first timer for it all.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dpense, Feb 17, 2015.

  1. I'm doing my first time for everything here. my first smoker build and it will be my first time ever smoking meat. All I want is the meat to not become leather or overcooked my first time. I'm using a UDS so I'm open to any suggestions as far are what a cook cut of beef would be and some good recipes and cooking techniques. Thanks
  2. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a nice but chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site.  Best luck with your smoker build.

    I think that you should decide what you want to smoke to christen the new rig and use the search function on this site to study up on technique for that cut.

    Maybe get yourself a good instant read thermometer, (Thermapen), and keep a sharp eye on your internal temps on that first smoke.
  4. Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folks here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


    As mentioned purchase a good quality digital dual probe thermometer.  Seasoned your smoker beforehand and seal every smoke leak you can find.  I always advise the same with this question.  Chicken leg quarters and maybe some burgers with just salt and pepper.  Easy to do and cheap to buy.  I know!  I know!  You have been reading for weeks, now have your smoker, you are ready to get started and this fool says chicken legs and burgers??  WHAT??  The first few smokes are about learning to control temps in YOUR smoker.  Each one can be different.  If that first smoke burns, the dog gets a good meal.  If it ain’t done, finish it in the oven.  Little money lost and with luck you still get a good meal.  TEMP CONTROL!! IS THE KEY to the whole game!!  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

  5. Everybody loves seeing smoker builds and smoked food be sure a post pics of both

  6. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
    Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
    because their are so many different ways to make great Q...
    Happy smoken.

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