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First smoke..

post #1 of 9
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I finally got the bugs worked out of the rig i've been working on the last few weeks and decided to give it a try..

I wanted to do something basic the first time so incase i messed up i wouldn't feel too bad.. So i grabbed some sams club steaks out of the deep freezer, let them thaw in the fridge for a day or so and got to work.

they were marinaded in Soy sauce for a while, then rubbed down in Old Bay, some pepper and cajun spices.. after i got the smoker to around 220F or so they were tossed on..

after about an hour

Flipped at 2 hrs

right around the 3 hr mark they reached about 165F internal so they got pulled, cooled and quickly eatn..

I still need to work on temp controll and maybe brushing them with something to keep them a little more moist but overall it went pretty good. I used soaked hickory wood chips in a cast iron box.

I think something bigger and better is in order for next time, maybe some ribs.. biggrin.gif

Any tips/tricks are much appreciated.

post #2 of 9
Looking good!! Try a spritz of apple juice and water. Keeps it moist.
post #3 of 9
Looks great Dave PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

You could always do 3-2-1 Ribs or Pulled Pork or a Brisket

Heres a link for you
post #4 of 9
You might try pulling them out at 135-140. They'll still be quite moist. Looks pretty good, though.
post #5 of 9
Dave, nice work on those steaks. I use a mop made of 1 stick of butter, juice from 1/2 lemon, and add worchestire sauce until it turns a nice rich brown color. Nice flavor, have used it on my brisket smoke as well.
post #6 of 9
I dunno man, those steaks looked pretty darn good to me! Maybe a half dozen jalapenos or poblanos thrown in during the last hour could have added to it, but your dinner looked fine as is...

post #7 of 9
Looks good to me, just keep on smokin' and you'll feel right at home in the very near future.
post #8 of 9
Lookin good from here.
post #9 of 9
looks good. in addition to the spritz's mentioned. try a pat of butterwhen on last side. great lookin steaks and great qview!!!
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