About to fire up my smoker for the first time.

  • Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

bbqchamp

Fire Starter
Original poster
Nov 27, 2010
40
10
Palatka,FL
Hello family, decided that i would try my new smoker out today. Thimk i'm going to start simple with some chicken and ribs. does anybody have any tips for me.

    WISH ME LUCK
 

fpnmf

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Jul 19, 2010
7,283
82
Fl
Good luck and have a great day!!

Craig

Take a look at the wiki section and the search tool for tons of info!!
 
Last edited:

deannc

Master of the Pit
Jun 13, 2010
1,153
24
Cradle of Cue, NC
Just enjoy and don't panic, it'll all come together!  Good Luck!

And don't forget the most important thing, the Qview! hehe  
beercheer.gif
 

pineywoods

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
Staff member
Administrator
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
OTBS Admin
Group Lead
Mar 22, 2008
28,077
3,071
Florida
Has it been seasoned already?
 

bbqchamp

Fire Starter
Original poster
Thread starter
Nov 27, 2010
40
10
Palatka,FL
somewhat, it still has a few small rust spots. im hoping that they go away after my first cooking
 

ellymae

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Mar 21, 2009
1,391
90
Southeastern PA
Yep - I would season it good then start cooking!

Take your time, enjoy the process, don't forget to remove the membrane on the ribs...
 

rbranstner

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
Oct 18, 2007
5,700
39
West Fargo, ND / Northern MN
How bad is the rust? It is just some surface rust or is it actually rusted through? If it's just some surface rust I would take a grinder, steel wool or a wire brush and get it off of the smoker. It all depends on how bad the rust is. One the rust is gone then spray the inside of the smoker and racks with Pam or Olive Oil and fire up the smoker and apply smoke to the rig. If it was your first time using it I would usually slowly bring up the temps to make sure to burn out all of the oils that may be in there and to also make sure you don't burn off any paint or anything but if the smoker has been used before I would normally just spray it and then run it for a few hours then throw your meat on. People probably have more in-depth processes so lets see what they say.
 

richoso1

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Jun 21, 2007
8,432
41
The ribs should be ok if your using the 3-2-1 method, or something close to it. On the chicken, be sure and cook by internal temp using a meat probe. It's all good my friend. 
 

mballi3011

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Mar 12, 2009
14,477
56
icon_cool.gif


Good luck for you are in good hands here.
 

meateater

Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Oct 17, 2009
8,983
62
Hendertucky, Nv.
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
 

Hot Threads

  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.