I hail from Virginia Beach. I've been interested in smoking meats for some reason for about a yer and a half. having only a Weber Genesis Silver-C gas grill, I'd not tried to smoke on it. About a year ago, I started trying the Alton Brown flowerpot smoker with no real success (tried several times, unable to get the temp above 150- really ticking me off!). I've used that to smoke the meat initially (only done ribs several times) and then finished on my grill after getting frustrated.
I love the idea of the AB smoker and will continue to try and make it work (I may add a propane burner to it!).
I know basically nothing about smoking. I am confused by the terms I see here (what is a QView?? What is a "whole brisket?...)
My father smokes the occasional turkey or ham on his ratty old grill. I'm looking forward to showing him up, in a fun way, of course. ...but I do indeed need to learn a bunch! I just found the link to the 5 day course and will be checking that out this morning. Tomorrow I go to visit a friend who has a great grill. I'm going to try and smoke a piece of something for the family dinner on Friday.
Any suggestions? Looking to feed 6-7 hearty eaters...
Thanks and I'm looking forward to learning here!