Learning How to Smoke Correctly

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by snowcapn, May 14, 2008.

  1. snowcapn

    snowcapn Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    Hello All,
    So here I am just starting the coolest thing ever.....Smoking meat!!!!!
    I'm a chef by trade but I love the BBQ more than anything.
    I have a Char-Griller Delux Griller w/ SFB. I did my research and used some steel to make a baffle, changed the coal rack and used dryer venting to extend the stack.
    My confusion is about the size of fire I need to be most affective. I'm just not too sure how much , how little of charcoal to use. I use the chunk charcoal and have several different woods on hand. I read the 5 day course from Jeff (excellent, by the way) but it didn't touch too much on fire size.
    Any info would help
    Thank You All, and Happy Smoking!!!
     
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Usually a full chimney, or about 2-2.5 lbs is a good start. Depends on what you are smoking too.. poultry maybe use a bit more, you want to smoke that stuff upwards of 250°
     
  3. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  4. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! Looks like you're on your way to a great new hobby. There's always someone to help with answers to your questions.
     
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good luck Snowcapn, Get some meat and give it whirl. Experience is worth tenfold. Don't you dare smile when your mouth is watering over that first bite of successful smoke. Thin blue smoke and a couple cold ones seems to help.
     
  6. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!
     
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard............Glad to have you here.............
     
  8. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard. Looking forward to your q-view.
     
  9. snowcapn

    snowcapn Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    So how does one give up the ol q view? Its lookin pretty good.
    Just take the phot and post it as my own pic?
     
  10. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Ya can sign up fer sumtin like photobucket and then copy and paste in yer post. It let's ya resize yer pictures fer easy viewin here.
     

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