New Smoker

Discussion in 'Beef' started by tobor, Sep 13, 2011.

  1. tobor

    tobor Newbie

    Hello All,

    I have never smoked meat or anything before. I have a new meco electric water smoker and a couple of questions.

    1.. Would it be ok to use a few bbq coals next to the element to help incress the temp and use a few wood chips?

    2..I have the RediCheck wireless thermometer set to help me with temp control.

    3..What would be a good meat to use for a first time smoke?

  2. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    I'd start with a beer can chicken. 

    Their cheap & easy.

    I'm not familiar with your smoker, but normally you would not want to put charcoal next to the element in an electric smoker.
  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    X2 and Welcome to SMF !
  4. jc1947

    jc1947 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF .....
  5. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   Not sure what kind of smoker that is?
  6. Welcome. I would not put anything on the elements. There's going to be kick back heat

    and your element will suffer early demise. I'm not familiar with your smoker so I can't give

    good advice on increasing the heat.

    Play around with it till you see what works and what doesn't. You'll lose some food and

    some will taste great...that's smoking.

    Good Luck...James

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