Really green newbie...

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by masonp, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. Good day everyone.  I actually joined a few months ago after my wife surprised me with a gas smoker for my birthday.  While I always considered myself a capable griller, smoking is a whole new world for me so I am in the process of learning how to make the most of this new (to me) style of cooking....

    I live in south Florida... previously a huge fan of my Weber Kettle grill and also have a gas Weber Summit 420.  I have tried indirect with the kettle a few times - roasts and a turkey once... and had started making baby back ribs (my wife's fav) by doing a combination of beer boiling, followed by slow roasting in the oven sealed in foil then a quick sear on the kettle to carmelize the sauces that i make up.  I realize that this may be sacrilige on this site, but it was a beginning and probably why my wife bought me the smoker.

    I loved the initial series of articles about getting started from Jeff Phillips... and my first attempt at brisket came off pretty good, but my wife complained about the baby backs being tougher than she liked...

    Thanks for all the great info... going to do some research on how to make them more tender...
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

    Last edited: Jun 30, 2013
  4. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Howdy masonp..
    :welcome1:. tons of stuff to research on this. I could spend HOURS on here reading. .. Oh wait.. I already do that! But if you cant find It or need a question anwsered right away just ask away and plenty will help. Good luck and good smoke'n!
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

    If you didn't read the Terms of Service notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!


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