First Post, First Smoke!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by steveyfrac, Aug 4, 2009.

  1. steveyfrac

    steveyfrac Newbie

    Hey all,

    I'm steve. I'm an engineer from southern ontario, in canada. I have a cheap little japanese knock off of a weber grill that i got just to try charcoal. Did a bit of BBQing with it and enjoyed it. So today I tried my first smoke. It was with a 2.5 lbs soup chicken. I know.. not the best starting point. I also don't have a meat thermometer, but i plan on getting one before I'd do it again.

    I brined it for 2 hours, then smoked it for 2.5 hours. The extra virgin olive oil i used before the dry rub burned a little, next time I think i'll go with a regular canola oil.

    The result? Spectacular! The meat was moist, tender and flavorful. The temps varied a bit on me, but all around stayed pretty good.

    I re-oiled it every 45 minutes or so.

  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Steve, Glad to have you with us.

    Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here 5 Day eCourse
  3. Welcome Steve from Northern Ontario neighbor, great place to learn and gather great ideas and methods from , good people here .
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
  6. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi Steve! Welcome aboard! You're gonna love this's like a second home for some of us. Watch out for that bug that goes around, 'cause there's no cure for the mean, smoked meats.

    Enjoy the ride!

  7. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    first off welcome to SMF. You'll really like it here cause there are alot of good people here that would just love to help you out with just about anything having to do with smokin. so go take the E-course then go straight to the store and pick something else up and smoke it and if you have any questions just drop us a line and we'll be glad to help. So welcome again and get moving oh yea don't forget the pics we call them Qview around here.
    Welcome To The Addiction.
  8. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. I've done lots of smokes on my Weber Kettle. It can turn out some great q if you've got the patience. I don't use one but several members have talked about the Smokenator. Here's a link if you're interested...
  9. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    Steve you will love it here
  10. Welcome Steve to SMF. I hope you have many happy smokes and be sure to show us the Q-view.

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