Greetings from a noob smoker in Edmond, OK

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by carbine1koos, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. carbine1koos

    carbine1koos Fire Starter


    East Texas guy transplanted in Edmond, OK.

    The bosslady let me get a Weber 22" Kettle grill this week so I'm going to start my smoking adventures Saturday.

    I look forward to gleaning info from this forum & sharing my travails, tribulations and pics!

  2. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Scott!  Have fun with one of the best backyard grilling and smoking machines ever invented.  Enjoy all the reading here on the forum and let us know how that Saturday smoking adventure goes.  What's on the menu?

    Have fun!

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  3. carbine1koos

    carbine1koos Fire Starter


    Thanks for the hello Ray!  After much research (mostly on this forum) I settled on the Weber Kettle grill to get my feet wet in the world of smoking.

    I'm going to dive right in with spare ribs.

    I'm going to use some Stubbs briquettes and wild black cherry wood chunks.

    I plan on firing up the grill early afternoon Saturday so be on the lookout for a thread!
  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like a solid plan Scott.  We will definitely keep an eye out for the tasty results. 
  5. [​IMG]   Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful sunny day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

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  6. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the site Scott.  Congratulations on getting your Kettle.  They are very capable tools.

    A charcoal snake will turn it into a rib cooking machine.

    This one was used for a butt, but would have worked fine for any low and slow smoke.  I use a remote thermometer and keep tabs on my smoker temps.  With the snake and a careful look-out for temp spikes, 225* to 250* temps are no problem.
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  7. carbine1koos

    carbine1koos Fire Starter

    Thanks for the tips Jack!

    How many charcoals do you use to light the fuse on the snake? Or should I ask how full is the chimney.
  8. one eyed jack

    one eyed jack Master of the Pit

    To light this type "snake" I use a small size Weber chimney about half full.  That is probably about 6 briquettes.  Here's a link to the chimney.  (I've bought and used plenty of junk chimney's.  I like the Weber's best).

    I light with Weber starter's.

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  9. carbine1koos

    carbine1koos Fire Starter

    Awesome thanks!  I'll shoot for about 6 briquettes to get started.

    I know I'll need to adjust the vents accordingly to get the temp fluctuation under control throughout the cook but is there a combination you like to start with for vents (open/closed) with the "snake" coal layout on the Weber Kettle?

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