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New guy in town.

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Greetings from VA!


My name is David and I have a new obsession.  I've spent a lot of time reading and researching on the internet (how I found this forum) and now that it's getting nice out I'm ready to get to business.


I got a 18.5" WSM for Christmas and have been waiting patiently through the cold and snow to fire it up.   


So far I've done some "breaking in."  High heat charcoal only and two fatty meat/bacon smokes to start a seal.  


I've also done 2 quick high temp chicken cooks.  First one was two chicken halves that turned out pretty good.  My wife and I liked the leg and thigh the most, the breast was a little dry.  The second time was legs and thighs for about 8 people.  Turned out pretty darn tasty!  I also did some stuffed jalapenos (ABT's) as sides both times.  They were a hit!


Next I want to try a brisket or pork butt.  I'm excited and a little intimidated I'll have to admit.

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Welcome David!  Glad you've joined the SMF family.  This is a friendly place to learn and share ideas on all things smoked.  Just ask when you have questions...someone around here will surely be able to help.  


If you are trying to decide between a brisket and a pork but for your first long and slow smoke, I suggest pork butt.  They're a pretty easy and straightforward cook, and have a much larger "margin for error" than a brisket.  Whatever you choose to smoke, there will be a clearinghouse of information here to provide you with tips and advice.


Have fun and Happy Smoking!



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texas.gif   Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   



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Welcome, see ya around the forum !
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Hey David

Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.


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