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First brisket, heck first smoke ever

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Ive been thinking about smoking meat for a long time. I tried with my gas grill but could never get significant smoke going. I found one this week from a local guy that was moving to Colorado. Never used, with a bunch of accessories and even a bag of hickory to get me started. Perfect!

So I joined this forum and stared reading. Im usually pretty good in the kitchen so I wanted to go straight for my favorite smoked meat, brisket. One of my buddies joined me on this historic day and brought some other meats so we could experiment.

A few things learned...
-Chicken breast is delicate and easy to oversmoke (its boring, too)
-the flat rocks!
-my smoker is too small
-hickory has strong taste
-lots of things about fire management and smoke management

Now im sure i broke some international convention rules on smoking by stacking but there's just no way we could get any more meat on that tiny little smoker. I made sure there was bark before we stacked.

On the menu were stuffed & bacon wrapped jalapenos, baby back ribs, brisket, chicken breast, bratwursts and beef round (leftover from freezer)

That was a good day with lots of leftovers. IN fact a brisket sandwich is about to be eaten.
post #2 of 14
Welcome to the forum. Excellent looking smoke.
post #3 of 14
Ditto ^^^^^^^^^!!!!! You had me with brisket, first or not!!!!! I absalutely adore that piece of meat since I learned a good method to smoke it.

Very nice first smoked brisky...well done!!!!!

That is alot for the lil' Cabela's...maybe getcha a bigger one???? Heh-heh!

When you're hooked, your hooked!!!!

Enjoy the ride!!!!!

post #4 of 14
Dude, that looks so tastey! Great Brisket my man! ++Points
post #5 of 14
Very nice for a first timer. I can see a bigger smoker in your near future.
post #6 of 14

Glad to have you with us. Stop by Roll Call and introduce yourself.

Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here 5 Day eCourse

Nice job on your first smoke. A feast fit for a King. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the kind words everyone. I have been reading on this forum for quite a bit before getting my feet wet. Only thing that got killed was the chicken and thats no big loss in my book icon_mrgreen.gif
post #8 of 14
Very cool first smoke. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #9 of 14
Very nice job for yer 1st time out PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 14
Your first smoke is very nice. I did a pork loin for my 1st smoke and it was OK, but your brisket looks really good. Congrats
post #11 of 14
Welcome aboard Farmer...for a first smoke...that is awesome! great job
post #12 of 14
Nice job on your first smoke! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #13 of 14
Man you jumped in with both feet:
Brisket, Ribs, Chicken, Brats, ABTs.. all on your first smoke.

Gotta like your spirit, also we liked the Qview..
Even your first post covers all the points including pics.

You found a great place to learn and share, SMF has help a lot of us learn to turn out some great Q.

Welcome aboard...
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