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hey I was reading some posts on smokers.. and I was trying to figure out what would be best for me... after doing a lot of research and browsing. I decided on making my self a flower pot ceramic smoker with a electric hot plate... so with the new project I've created myself and just trying to learn how to smoke.., today was my first day at a dry run.. so far so good...
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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 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!

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!
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Welcome to the forums! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food! Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

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Cool, Sweetjd. Haven't seen an AB style Pot Smoker in a while, looks good, and will do a fine job , just no bell and whistles.


Have fun and . . .

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yeah this weekend I'm going smoke a brisket.. I will shoot some pictures....
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Glad you joined us sweetjd, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
Nice work on your smoker, looking forward to hopefully seeing and hearing how it does for you on brisket! I will say for a first cook pork shoulder or pork butt for pulled pork is a more forgiving (easier to accomplish than brisket) first cook since your still getting comfortable with your new smoker.
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thanks mossy. the only reason I'm doing a brisket.. cause it's already in the freezer... it's only 4-5 lbs... any helpful hints ???
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Originally Posted by sweetjd View Post

thanks mossy. the only reason I'm doing a brisket.. cause it's already in the freezer... it's only 4-5 lbs... any helpful hints ???

- Control the smoker temperature and keep it between 225º to 250º.
- Slide a toothpick into the side of the brisket to mark the direction of the grain of the meat in the brisket so when you go to slice it you slice against the grain. Much easier to see the grain raw than when there is a bark on the brisket.

Do a search on brisket cooks, reading those should help a ton to be comfortable. Any questions you have ask them here, there will be many helpful members along to answer questions!
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