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Hello

 

My name is Amy and I live in west central Missouri, about an hour outside Kansas City. My husband and I just recently bought a new grill... it's a Red Stone smoker. It fit our budget. We LOVE BBQ and LOVE watching PitMasters on TV. Our attempts at grilling over the years have been pretty good, but we have moved into the new area of smoking. My husband is a meatcutter by trade, so can get pretty much anything we could ever want to try.

 

After reading a lot of information online, we jumped into smoking a whole chicken and a brisket. We did not put the chicken in a pan, which seems like what most do with chicken, but the meat turned out AMAZING!! The skin was a bit tough, but still good. Then, the brisket... it was even better! I've never grilled brisket before, but this was wonderful. I have never had brisket turn out so tender and flavorful. Seems I have sure been missing out!! No more cooking briskets in the slow cooker or oven for me. We used the same rub on both the chicken and the brisket, which was just a mixture of paprika, brown sugar, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. We do not have an injector, so did not do that. We used hickory in the smoker and my backyard smelled like paradise. :-)

 

I think our next step is to get a good thermometer to monitor the meat better. My husband wants a remote so he can monitor it from his recliner. :-) So I've been searching and reading up on those. He also mentioned some gloves for removing the meat off the grill. That would be handy to keep from piercing the meat. And an injector. Are there any other suggestions for someone brand new to smoking that we should consider?

 

This is more than just a way to cook, it's a fun hobby!

 

I look forward to getting to know everyone and learning from you all!!

 

Amy

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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.

Happy smoken.

David

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Ya just might meet a few neighbors!

 

If you want a great thermometer with a remote...Todd has a great one.  He is a sponsor and you will get a good price from him.  http://www.amazenproducts.com/  Check out the Maverick ET-732.

 

You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great information....no matter what your experience level might be!

 

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!

 

Kat

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Thank you David -  I have spent the past couple of days searching these forums.  It is such a wonderful collection of information!!  When we did our brisket and chicken, I didn't think to take pictures.  We were just hungry.  :-)   I'm not really sure what I would include in a QVIEW.

 

Thank you Kat - I have updated my profile, I hope it's ok.  I am on day 3 of the E Course.  GREAT information!  What a wonderful thing to offer!!  I read the "terms of service".  What do you mean by off site links?  I have been looking at that same Maverick thermometer.  It looks really nice!  Should I go ahead and get the longer probes?  I've read where some say the probes that come with it are too short.  There are so many neat little gadgets out there for grilling and smoking. 

 

Thank you again for the welcome!

 

Amy

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Hello Amy, and welcome to the Forums!  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!

 

Red

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