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Hello I am new to smoking.  I have always wanted to try so I thought now is the time.  My name is Troy and I am from Tulsa, OK.  I have just purchased a propane Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain smoker to get started.  I did season my smoker the other night so I am looking forward to trying something next weekend.


What is the best to start learning on smoking?   Ribs, Pork butts,Brisket?






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Hi Troy! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

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!

3-2-1 Ribs are real easy, pork butts are easy but they can take a long time, chicken is a fast easy smoke to learn your smoker with.
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Welcome to the Forums, Troy, from another Oklahoman!  Glad you joined us.  This is a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!



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Troy welcome1.gif

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.


I would start with chicken. It can take wide temp swings and still turn out great.

Happy smoken.


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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Chickens are not as pricey, so go with that first.  Then do a butt.  They will season that smoker and are very forgiving too!


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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff in Rule #11. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


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



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