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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

hey what's up everyone?  I just joined this site this morning as I received a Smokey Mountain propane smoker for Christmas from my girlfriend.  I'm 27 years old and consider myself an above average cook/griller that is adventurous to try new things and perfect certain dishes.


My only smoking meat experience has been to use indirect heat on my grill and put wood chips in aluminum foil while I was slow cooking some ribs.  I am excited to try smoking a brisket, prime rib and pork butt.


Can you guys please link me to the juicest smoked brisket receipe you know?   I am hosting a superbowl party for some of my friends this year and want to impress everyone with juicy smoked brisket and rolls with just a hint of BBQ sauce.





post #2 of 13

Hello Durango and welcome to SMF . Nice Christmas gift. 


Here is the result of a search I did for you using the search bar at the top of the page 


Good luck 

post #3 of 13

Welcome to the forum!  This site has a bunch of great folks that know A LOT about smoking that will help you out in a flash with your questions!


Whole bunch of fellow smokers here… you'll have plenty of company!



post #4 of 13

Welcome to SMF!

post #5 of 13
Thread Starter 

thanks guys, can anyone recommend me a good thermometer to monitor my foods in my smoker...all I have right now is a digital probe one that I have used for prime rib and stuff inside but now I think I want one that stays in the meat while it's cooking.



post #6 of 13

welcome1.gif to SMF....the handy dandy search bar will bring up all kinds of ideas for recipes and such, these guys love to share ideas. As far as a good thermometer, I like the Maverick et-732.  Has two probes and temp alarms that you can program to the wireless remote, they go out to about 250-300 feet before loosing signal. Nice if you want to do something else other than staring at a smoking box.cheers.gif

post #7 of 13

Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

post #8 of 13

welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

post #9 of 13

Hi Durango. Its nice to know you. Where abouts in Phoenix?? I'm up in Black Canyon City.

post #10 of 13

wazzapp.gifLike others have said, the 5 day E-course is excellent information!

post #11 of 13
Hello and welcome to the best meat forum on the Web
post #12 of 13

I like thermometers from Thermoworks.  It's not wireless, but it is inexpensive, replacement probes are available, and it's backed by Thermoworks: http://thermoworks.com/products/alarm/oven_temp_timer.html

None of their stuff has ever failed me.  Many other brands have failed - in fact every other brand I've tried has failed. Grab a Thermapen while you're at it.  Pricey but worth it.


post #13 of 13

Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine.


Sounds like you got a keeper if she is getting you cooking stuff.

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