New to forum looking for advice

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rob sicc, May 5, 2008.

  1. rob sicc

    rob sicc Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    I am new to smoking. I have been trying to come up with a good rub recipe. i am also trying to get familar with smoking. I have been using a smoke box on a gas grill. It's working great and the rub is almost where I want it. The advice I am looking for is a source to find out how to use a virtical smoker. I bought a used smoker this past weekend. i am sure it is very low end. I can't find any vents. The lid comes off and there is a little door at the bottom. There are 2 grill levels and 2 metal bowls. do I put the coal in the bowl at the bottom and throw wood chips over that? what about indirect heating? I know I'm supposed to use indirect heat but i don't see how i'm going to do that. If anyone could shed some light on this i would be very grateful.

    Thanks Rob
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Rob. Post us a pict... it's worth a thousand words ;{)
    And Jeff's rub is pretty good. A great place to start, altho you mention you have a start. Tell ya what... list the ingredients and what else you want out of it... many here including myself do their own rubs and sauces, and have for a while now.

    Enjoy your time here.
  3. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Rob.
  4. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Rob...glad to have you aboard.[​IMG]
  5. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard...........Lots of great info here.........You might want to take the free 5day ecourse.........
  6. jverdin

    jverdin Smoke Blower

    Try Jeff's rub its worth it. Then modify the heck out of it to suit your own needs!
  7. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Rob!!
  8. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    why play sand?? just to keep it in place and easy to toss drippings?
  9. jseiber

    jseiber Fire Starter

    Welcome to SMF. The 5day E-Course and Jeff's rub, are [font=&quot]defanantley[/font] good for anyone to get started with.
  10. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    welcome Rob, good advise by all. From your description the smoker sound like the ECB ( el-cheapo- Brinkman) sold at Home Depot, Lowes and Wally World.
    Ask any question cause everyone here is willing to help.
  11. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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