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post #1 of 13
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hello everybody. icon_razz.gif new member here and new to smoking meat also. my wonderful wife bought me my first smoker as a Christmas present. she got me a great outdoors smokey mountain propane smoker. i have yet to season it yet. the weather here has not been helping much, but i see light at the end of the tunnel. so as the snow melts and the winds die down i am anxious to get started. my question is what would be something easy yet satisfying. after doing some reading here i am thinking a pork butt and a fatty would be a good starting point. any pointers i should know about before i put the smoke to the meaticon_question.gif
post #2 of 13
howdy dog,welcome to the site & ya a butt is a good place to start-keep doing some reading & pick up pointers,there pretty forgiving pieces of meat.Take the 5 day E-course it's good reading.
post #3 of 13
Hi there and welcome to the forum. You picked the best place to get information. That's a good wife you have buying presents like that PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif .

Either or both of your ideas should be good starter projects.

After seasoning you could do a dry run with no meat to see how the smoker heats up and holds it heat.

Wouldn't be talking too much about the weather or you'll have richtee on your case icon_eek.gif. I speak from personal experienceicon_redface.gif .
post #4 of 13
Welcome to the forum Steve. :)
post #5 of 13
Welcome aboard! Yup a butt is good to start with and you simply can't go wrong with a fatty! Better hang onto that wife, course, she may not be so understanding when you become a full blown addict and start spending more time smoking then with her!PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif
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PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Welcome Steve, you have the same smoker I have and it seems to be great as it's name proclaims, lol... I have done butts and fatties and I am just now figuring out this smoking stuff. The first thing I think you need if ya dont already have one is a good digital thermometer. With that and alittle practice you will be on your way. I done my first fatties yesterday and they turned out great, gone in no time... There is alot of very good info here it is just a matter of having the time to find it all and take it in... Well enough said and again welcome..
post #7 of 13
Welcome to SMF, glad to have you with us !!!
Both your meat choice are excellent picks for first smokes, poke around the pork butt threads and get an idea how you want to smoke it followoing others successful smokes and you can't go wrong.

One of the biggest tips I can give you is; when cooking in the oven use a timer, when cooking in a smoker use a thermometer. Most of the time this tip will hold true.
post #8 of 13
Hehehe... Good advice there Tee... he should break the smoker in anyway...season it...and while doing that get an idea of temp and fluctuations, and amounts of fuel/wood etc. POINTS to the Expat Brit newbie for a good suggestion!
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Welcome Dog,

I'm new to this myself. Maybe a month or so. This site has tons of super nice people and information. I have to warn you, it can be... no IS... addictive!
post #10 of 13
Thanks for the comment Rich.

Also have to say dog will have two new addictions, this website and smoking meat.
post #11 of 13
welcome, you will learn a ton here..
post #12 of 13
Welcome to the site............Great place here..............
post #13 of 13
Welcome Stoney. We have something in common. My dad got me my GOSM for a b-day present a few weeks ago. Loks like we'll be learning together. I have used mine twice, you are going to love it.
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