Hi all, im excited to read a lot of tips and tricks on the forum here. I have been looking at buying a smoker for some time now, and Tuesday my girfriend got me one for my birthday. Its a 4 rack vertical gas smoker by Masterbuilt. She is good friends with our local BBQ hero and competition winning BBQ restaurant owner and he recommended this model as a really good starter.
So ive watched a few videos on youtube, and I think im ready to "season" the smoker Friday on my day off. I bought a big bag of hickort chips at Rural King, a bunch of aluminum foil, an oven thermometer for the inside, and a good meat thermometer so I think il be ready to go.
I think im want to try to smoke a pork shoulder and maybe some sausage on Saturday after I get the smoker seasoned. Can anyone recommend how long to season the smoker and at what temp? Also, if anyone has any recommendations on what kind of sausage to smoke that'd be great too!
Looking forward to starting my smoking career!