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Hello from Texas....

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My name is Alex I am from southern Texas and I am new to smokers but I do grill regularly.  Just purchased an offset charbroiler and doing some modifications that I have seen here as well as other websites.  Probably be trying to smoke briskets and babybacks eventually.  Need to practice of course.  Any advice is welcome.

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Hey Alex-glad to have you join us. For a first run, I would suggest chicken for two reasons, chicken is a bit forgiving on temp spikes and you can cook it at a higher temp. If you want to go the 'low and slow' route, then I would suggest a bone-in pork butt for the same reason that it can withstand temp spikes. The bone is a ggreat indicator for when it's done-if the bone pulls out easily when you tug on it then it's done. We do however recommend the use of a good meat thermometer to check for the proper internal temp.

Enjoy the Smoke!
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Hey Alex


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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Hello and welcome from Gary in East Texas, glad you landed here. Chicken is cheap, pretty simple and forgiving. Give you a chance to get the feel of your smoker before you jump in on those long smokes.


Good luck


Gary S

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Welcome, see ya around the forum !
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