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post #1 of 15
Thread Starter 
Hello All,

Name is Stephen. I am new to the world of smoking (cooking, not eating). Smoking meat is something that I have been wanting to get into for a while now, just didn't have a smoker. I am 28, Married to a meatoholic like myself.

I will be reading the forums, to find some tips and tech.

Quick questions: What meat do you recommend for a newbie to start out with?

I hope to learn alot from all the exp on this board.

post #2 of 15
If you are looking for something easy to smoke and you can be really creative make a fatty or ABT's (Atomic buffalo turds) Both are easy to make and are very forgiving on your smoker.
post #3 of 15
By the way welcome to the forum. You will learn a lot here. Ask lots of questions and you will be smoking some great food in no time.
post #4 of 15
Hi Steve and welcome
I agree that a fatty or some ABT's are pretty easy but so are chicken thighs and they are really good
post #5 of 15
Great to have you along. Another relatively easy meat is pulled pork. Usually done with a butt, but you can get country style ribs, or cushion meat, either of which are generally cut from the same area. Smaller pieces to begin with and readily available. Lots of tips on the pork forum about this too.
post #6 of 15
Welcome to SMF. You've come to the right place!
post #7 of 15
Welcome to the SMF Steve. A pork butt is fairly simple, as long as you relize that it may take longer than expected. It's all good my friend..
post #8 of 15
welcome on board, i hope you dont have an addictive personallity cause this will do it,

try a nice pork, you really can't mess it up and it always tastes great
post #9 of 15
Welcome to the forum. You've already got the suggestions for a first smoke. Second one is to take pictures to post here!icon_mrgreen.gif
post #10 of 15
Thread Starter 
Thank you all for the warm welcomes. I have a brinkmann stand up charcoal smoker. I don't know too much about it besides what I read in the manual. Any comments about it? Tips? I never really researched smokers because my wife told me no icon_rolleyes.gif to getting one, but she didn't tell her mom no icon_smile.gif. I guess I have a pretty good mother in-law.

Sad thing. When I went to put it together I noticed that the main section was bent into an oval. mad.gif

Returned it, and it will be 2 WEEKS before another one is available.

Thank you for the suggestion of pulled pork. That happens to be one of my favorites. Another thing that I am really looking forward to is smoking some venison bologna. I just need to become a little more familiar with the smoking process before trying it. Any tips on smoking deer bologna would be a great help.

Sorry I know this is alot of asking of questions. Here is the last one for this post promise. I have a goose/duck hunt coming up in a couple of weeks. Is it possible to smoke ducks and geese? Tips? Suggestions? Ok so that was 3 questions.

Again thank you all, this seems like a great site with tons of information.
post #11 of 15
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #12 of 15
First off welcome Stephen 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 #13 of 15
Thread Starter 
I am already doing the e-course, just waiting on lesson 2 tomorrow icon_cool.gif
post #14 of 15
Welcome to the SMF.
post #15 of 15

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.

How to post Qview to Forum:

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

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

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