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Thread Starter 
Hello fellow smokers,

I am new to the world of smoking meats. I was raised on smoked goods and have always enjoyed eating them. It's my soul food. A friend of mine (K5YAC) gave me an ECB yesterday and introduced me to this site. I have been wanting to get into smoking for quite some time now but I just never did it. When the oppurtunity came around to grab the ECB I jumped on it. I am very excited to smoke my first batch of meats. I really can't wait to do my first ABT's & Fatties. I am going to try and do a pork shoulder this weekend if I can get to the grocery store. Any tips or hints would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
post #2 of 14
First off welcome ABOMB to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #3 of 14
Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA........enjoy your stay!
post #4 of 14
welcome to the Smoking Meat Forum family
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the greeting fellas! Mballi, thanks for the links. They will come in handy.
post #6 of 14
Welcome to the SMF, allot of info here
post #7 of 14

Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

How to post Qview to Forum:

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #8 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #9 of 14
See, I told ya there would be several folks come along to say howdy. You can usually expect the same kind of response when you have specific questions about you food prep, cuts, technique, finishing, serving, etc. Anything really.

I wasn't kidding when I told you that I learned how to BBQ here.

Probably a little cheesy, but I'm giving points for getting off the luker bench and signing up. LOL!

Oh, remember my e-mail yesterday where I referred to this hobby as an "addiction?" Mballi (and probably everyone else) agrees.

Pork shoulder is a good choice to start with... it is pretty hard to screw that up... very forgiving. I would recommend a digital temp probe for you meat. I got mine pretty cheap at Lowes. They now have something called a Weekend Warrior, or something like that. Do a search for digital probes and you'll find a slew of recommendations. Many people like the Maveric or ET-73 or ?? You'll see em. I will say this... there is no better way to know when your meat is safe to eat, or at the proper temps to pull.

I'll be sending you a link to the ECB mods page I was telling you about.

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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #11 of 14
Thread Starter 
I found Jeff's page on how to modify the ECB. He gives some really good tips for mods. Where did you get the cable wire (the parts you put inside your meat) on your digital temp probes?
post #12 of 14
They come as a set. You should be able to find a complete head unit and temp probe for under $20.

Here is the one I use... I think I paid $15-$20.
post #13 of 14
greetings from the great city of tulsa, you've chose a great site to learn on. good luck and welcome.
post #14 of 14
Welcome ABOMB. That is a good friend that you have there that will give you a smoker and introduce you to the best forum on the internet (Well thats my opinion). You're going to love it here. If you have any questions, here is the place to ask them. There are alot of knowledgeable folks on this forum that don't mind helping. So welcome aboard.PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif
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