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Long Island rookie checking in

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

Hello all,


I've been lurking around for a week or two as prep for my first ever smoke which happened yesterday (more on that as I get the lay of the land better). 


I've been grilling happily on a Weber propane grill for over 10 years, and in fact I haven't touched a charcoal grill in over 20 years. Back then it was burgers, dogs, and the occasional veggie burger that ended up as a street hockey puck more often than not. 


A friend down the block was upgrading to a Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" so I bought his 18" WSM, which is only a year or two old and decided it was time to try my hand at smoking. I keep kosher so the cooking will be beef, chicken and fish (sorry, pig fans.) My two big goals are to learn to get much better than I am with temperature control, and to learn some patience.


Yesterday's smoking experience was fun but nerve racking, and the results were mixed. I'm happy to report back in detail with pictures, I promise! I'm a decent amateur photographer so I wouldn't dream of sharing the story without the visuals.


Anyway, thanks for the help the group has already been, and I hope to learn more over time.



PS I'd appreciate some direction if there's a best place to post my first smoke story.

post #2 of 8
Glad you joined us Dan, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
Congrats on the WSM! As far as posting yesterday's smoke you did just scroll through the forum options and pick which food category best suits what you smoked! Here is the forum list - http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/90/smoking-meat-and-other-things
post #3 of 8

Welcome. skinnydan. We enjoy corresponding with New Yorkers. Small town boy here...LOL


Hang in with us and we'll have you up to speed in no time...


Only catch is to send Q-view , or you get this:worthless.gif


Don't get caught , we send violaters to the pb.gif . LOL


Have fun and as always . . .

post #4 of 8
Thread Starter 

I think I can handle the sin bin - 2 minutes for unphotogenic conduct?

post #5 of 8

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! since there are multiple meats in your smoke...just pick one of the parts of the forum...and go for it.  Poultry...Beef where ever!  We would love to see what you did!


Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse


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. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service


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



post #6 of 8
Welcome to the forums, Dan! 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!

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks to everyone for the welcome. I settled on the Chicken forum since the wings came out very well, and you can read the full, sordid tale here:




And OldSchool, I did post qview but newbie that I am they may not post the pics right away so I beg your forgiveness and will submit pentitently to the rookie hazing as needed. biggrin.gif

post #8 of 8
Hi Dan!!! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us!
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