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Ready for smoking 101

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Thread Starter 

Hi I am new to smoking and found this forum on the net so I thought I would check it out. I have a small barrel type smoker I got late last year, It’s spring and I’m ready to start it back up. I know there are a lot of differences between smoking and grilling, but right now I don’t know what they are. For instance what temperature should I have for a pork roast, how long is slow & low, and how do I keep wood blocks smoking and not catching on fire. In other words I know zilch right now, so I’m ready to start smoking 101.

Looking forward to reading and cooking up something good, thank you all for your time and for sharing your expertise _/) Glen53

post #2 of 9
Best thing you can do is use the search box and start reading threads, then begin your journey of experimentation,trial and error.
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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folks here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  Couple other good threads to help you get started included.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a nice cloudy and warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Thread Starter 

Thank you all for your reply, can't wait to start

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Welcome Glen! welcome.gif
We're glad to have you.
- Ryan
post #7 of 9

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...
Happy smoken.

post #8 of 9

Lots of good advice above



post #9 of 9

I concur with Danny. Take the free five day e course. It's free and it will get you started off on the right foot. Plus you get to eat all your mistakes. Hahaha. Welcome to the forums and keep on smoking. timber

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