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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 

Hey everyone. I am a newbie in the smoking world. I hope to get a Master Forge soon. I joined this forum to start the education process. Cant wait to start smoking!!

post #2 of 15

Welcome to the forum! So when do you get your hands on that new smoker??

post #3 of 15
Thread Starter 

I hope to get it in the next month or so. Dropping a lot of hints with the wife for the birthday. If that doesn't work, ill just go out and get it! 

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Originally Posted by stlbbq View Post
 

I hope to get it in the next month or so. Dropping a lot of hints with the wife for the birthday. If that doesn't work, ill just go out and get it!

 

Cool, any ideas on your first smoke?

post #5 of 15
Thread Starter 

I was thinking a pork butt.

post #6 of 15

That was my first! Make sure you take plenty of pics and post em in the forum.

 

You have all the info you need in this forum to make a awesome smoked butt!

post #7 of 15
Thread Starter 

Ill take plenty of pics! I joined the forum so when I do get the smoker, ill have all of the information available. I cant wait to get smoking!

post #8 of 15

Hello and welcome from East Texas

 

gary S

post #9 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks Gary!

post #10 of 15

If that doesn't work, ill just go out and get it! ( Let Me Know How That Worked ) lol

 

Welcome to SMF So many great cooks on this site check out Jeffs rub and Sauce, I haven't had a chance to make it but sounds good.

Rcihie

post #11 of 15
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Thanks Richie, ill definitely try that rub and sauce!

post #12 of 15

Welcome from Canada, stlbbq.

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If I could make a couple of suggestions if you are starting off with a butt.

 

First, cook it the day before you are going to serve it. It is difficult to predict how long a butt will take and they reheat wonderfully. If you do it the day before and hit a long stall (a period where the internal temperature doesn't go up for an extended period) you will still have time to to take it to an internal temperature of 200-205 F to get a good pulled pork.

 

Second, post your smoke with pictures as you are doing it and you will get comments and advice real time.

 

I look forward to your posts.

 

Disco

post #13 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thanks Disco, i will definitely do that. Timing is my chief concern, so I will take your advice and do it the day before. That way I can focus on the actual smoking. What is your recommendation for the best way to reheat the butt, the following day?

post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by stlbbq View Post
 

Thanks Disco, i will definitely do that. Timing is my chief concern, so I will take your advice and do it the day before. That way I can focus on the actual smoking. What is your recommendation for the best way to reheat the butt, the following day?

I put it in a pan, cover the pan with foil and put it into a 200 F oven until it is warm.

 

Here is a link to the most recent discussion on reheating pulled pork. If you type reheating pulled pork in the search bar, you will find other threads on the subject. As you can see there are a lot of methods for reheating.

 

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/157961/reheating-pulled-pork-help

 

Disco

post #15 of 15
Thread Starter 

Great! Very helpful. Ill explore some more forums and see what I can learn.

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