My first smoking attempt

Discussion in 'Beef' started by gjw, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. gjw

    gjw Newbie

    Well folks, I smoked my first food today, a batch of meatloaf. I used the recipe supplied somewhere on this site, and it didn't turn out too bad. I have a Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse, and I smoked the meatloaf with some hickory for 3.5 hours at 250. The meat had a good flavor, and it was done, but I think next time that I would cook it for another hour or so, as the meatloaf was quite soft and crumbly. However, everyone in the family had a second portion.
    All in all, a fun experience. At least my garage now smells pretty good.
  2. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF GJW. Glad to hear your first smoke came out pretty good. The only bad thing is, now you're hooked. Gotta try ribd, butts, and brisket. Lots of good folks around here with good sound advice. Post over on the roll call thread for new members and introduce yourself.
  3. Glad things turned out good. I don't have the same smoker as you, but alot of people here do, so you will find out how to smoke everything with your smoker here. Remember that everyone screws up something here and there. For what I have seen here, it is a live and learn kinda place.

    Nothing beats the smell from the smoker after you are done cooking
  4. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    congrats on your first smoke. like everything else-it takes practice .... & a huge butcher bill lol. keep on smokin' now that you're hooked.
  5. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Thumbs up on your first smoke. If the family asks for seconds you did something right.
  6. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, and congrats on your first smoke! There's nothing more gratifying than watching people go for seconds! [​IMG]
  7. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congrats on your first smoke!
    There's not much wrong when they go for seconds.
    Keep up the good work and enjoy the food and company!
  8. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Congrats on a successful smoke. It is so neat when your plan comes together.
  9. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Way to go on your first smoke.

    You'll learn something from every smoke that you do. [​IMG]
  10. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Congrats! glad to here it was a hit! Now the fever will grow!
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Good Show Greg! Can't go wrong with meatloaf - yummmmmmm
  12. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I was wondering did you check the internal temp before you took it off? Should be about 160º
    ...and I'm curious about your recipe?

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