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  1. AOSRYJP Ice & Smoke

    Greetings! Waiting for my LSG....................

    Newbie. From Chicago. In security sales for Motorola. Just started smoking at the beginning of Covid. Love it, but my wife hates it. Too much time for her. Been using a CharGriller Triple Play, but just placed an order for an LSG 20x42 offset. She wasn't happy about me dropping $3K on a smoker...
  2. ChrisLane

    Hello from PA.

    I joined the forum, to learn more about smoking meats. The search bar will get plenty of use! Just bought my first pellet grill/smoker and want to learn as much as I can before it arrives.
  3. C

    Help Smoking Brisket

    Hi Folks! I'm kinda new to "Smoke Life" and I have a question. Can I smoke my 6 lb. brisket for 4 hours today, refrigerate overnight and complete smoking it tomorrow before my guests arrive? Looking for red flags/disaster warnings if I try this. ALL your helpful comments are much...
  4. A

    Ribs...

    It has been a long time since I cooked some BBQ ribs and I just got a pellet smoker grill for my birthday. We picked up some ribs from a local grocer and they appear to be preseason and sauced Kansas city style... My question is what tips and recommendations to you have for a new pellet owner...
  5. S

    First time smoker

    Guys hello from India!!! This is my first time smoking meats. I managed to fabricate an offset from an old barrel. And did my first cook a few days back. Used jackfruit wood Chunk's for it was we don't easily get hard wood chunks around. I am a bit confused on how to go about it. Would be...
  6. B

    Newbie Screw Up! Need help fast!

    So I have a Bradley Smoker and forgot to plug in the heating element to get the oven temperatures up. I'm smoking a 12 lbs brisket and basically had it exposed to smoke for about 4 hours at a temperature of 180°F with the oven off. I then found the mistake and got the oven running at 260°F. Its...
  7. B

    First smoked ribs off the offset smoker

    As a late birthday present to myself, I bought a Char-Griller Texas Trio. Propane grill, charcoal grill, offset smoker. I am really happy with it because of its flexibility. The grate (quoted as 548sq in) is plenty big enough for 2 entire racks of spare ribs to lie flat. How I prepared the...
  8. B

    Briquettes vs lump charcoal

    If I have understood "project fire" by Steven Raichlen correctly, the biggest difference between briquettes and lump charcoal is that you don't have to wait for the lump to ash over, you can start as soon as they are alight, and top up as needed on the go. Have I made some horrible mistake in...
  9. C

    A Smokers Journey

    Happy to find myself finally here with a Pitboss Pro Pellet Smoker and a horrible experience with Lowes online instore pick up. About 10 years ago got my first charcoal grill stationed at Fairchild AFB WA. Initial use could not keep the coals lit for the life of me, spending so much time...
  10. S

    Newbie from Arkansas

    Hey everyone! I’m brand new to smoking...just got a Pit Boss Copperhead 5 for my 1st smoker (wanted something easy to use since I don’t know what I’m doing). I’ve smoked a couple of pork butts so far (pretty awesome) and tried some ribs (they weren’t the best). I have a lot to learn from you...
  11. S

    Hi everyone. Newbie here from the Philippines who needs your expert advice.

    I started fabricating my own smoker in our yard a week ago but my problem is to where to source out my firewood and where to buy a reliable thermometer/ temp gauge? Since oak/ hickory supply is inconsistently available and a lot more expensive than the locally available wood here, it would be...
  12. Nevermore

    Newbie smoker build

    First of all I just wanted to say Hello and thank you for this forum. I've been lurking for awhile and have found some great information on smoking meats. builds, thermometers etc. I have never smoked anything in my life however with the help of my buddy Austin, who is an avid smoker, we...
  13. R

    New to smoking in Mid-Coast Maine

    Hi, I recently purchased an Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn combo that has an offset smoker. I took my first stab at smoking a chicken the other day and had a dickens of a time keeping the temperature right. I also ended up with way too much white smoke. The meat tastes a little too smokey, but it came...
  14. Rboyd365

    Florida newbie

    Hey everyone, I’m a complete newbie to smoking meat. Born and raised in Indiana, been livin in Florida for the last 15 years. Got an MES 30 a week ago and have been having issues with smoke. Will be getting an AMPNS soon. So far have made ribs and drumsticks. Turned out pretty tasty...not...
  15. S

    Bison ribs

    New to this game....just got a timberline traeger...I have a bison ranch and am looking for interesting recipes...located in central Alberta
  16. BalticViking

    New to You from Portland, Oregon

    Hi everyone! We are located in the heart of Portland ("Portlandia") Oregon. We've been university chaplains with a group called Chi Alpha (AoG) since 1989, based at Portland State University. So, we stumbled onto a "free" Traeger pro smoker on Craigslist, picking it up for a friend last...
  17. J

    Recommendations for my first Brisket

    Hello, I am wanting to make a brisket this weekend and it will be my first one. I am looking for recommendations on how to cook it on my Pit Boss pellet grill/smoker. I have a rub ready and will apply it and let it sit in the fridge overnight. The brisket I have is a cut around 3.75 lbs I got at...
  18. E

    Newbie building smoker for hubby, advice/input needed please.

    Hello all! This is my 1st post (It’s a little long)! We live in FL and love BBQ’g. My husband has been wanting a “smoker” and wants to build one...I’m the builder of the family and would love to surprise him. I wanted to include a rough sketch of what I was thinking based on how he likes to...
  19. J

    Looking to dabble in smoking meat

    I love eating smoked meat and it's time I stop solely relying on others to allow that to happen in my life. I want to get a smoker. I've TENTATIVELY narrowed my choices down to an 18.5 WSM and a Masterbuilt electric (although I'm seeing tons of different options of those and have no idea which...
  20. W

    Learning to Make Good Sandwich Sauce

    My name is Will. I am from Southwest TN about an hour east of Memphis. I came to the forum wanting to learn how to make that wonderfully delicious thin hot barbecue sauce one finds when dining at a road-side barbecue shack on a bbq pork sandwich. Someone put me on the right scent and I have...
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