Experienced griller, but a "virgin" with a smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by scanner2174, Jul 8, 2013.

  1. Hello all.

    My name is Brent and I live in Huntsville, Alabama. I've had more grills over the years than I can count but my wife and kids threw me a curve ball this Father's Day with a Char Grilled Duo, complete with the side fire box (SFB)!

    My kids have already placed an order for smoked ribs and my wife wants brisket and a pork shoulder/butt.

    I would like to "practice" on something that wouldn't make me cringe about ruining a great cut of pig if I mess up and turn it into a pile of soot. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.


  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Brent! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

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  3. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    Welcome Brent, great place to share ideas, and learn Q!   Keith
  4. bdskelly

    bdskelly Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Brent! 

    You will get more information on this site than you probably want to read!  That being said, the pork butt is a great starter meat in my opinion. Lots of information available on this site to help you along the way. Brian
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Brent!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

  6. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I live right next door to you in Madison!  We do have an Alabama Group here.  We are trying to arrange a "get together" at some point this year.  Would love for you to join us! http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/f/3142/alabama-members

    If you didn't read the Terms of Service notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.

    If you need any help roaming around here in SMF....just give me a shout.  Happy to help any time!

  7. Thanks for the invite. I'll definitely be keeping an eye on the group. I'm a little confused about the comment on rule 11 of the terms. Was that a general statement about protocol or did something in my original post get flagged?
  8. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's my "welcome" statement to everyone.  Just telling all of you who are new here what the rules are....so you don't get upset if a thread/post gets edited.  No issues with your post at all!

  9. Whew...I thought I'd managed to get in hot water (or smoke) already. Good advice and I've just subscribed to the Alabama group. Now I just have to find Sharon Johnson Park.
  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nah....you are totally fine.  Sharon Johnson Park is out over Chapman Mountain....closer to New Market off Winchester Road. The only bad thing with that is the park closes at Sundown.  Would be nice for us to find a place we could spend all day, and/or folks that want to camp or bring RV's could come too.

    Last edited: Jul 10, 2013
  11. My wife has been getting the itch to go camping for a while. We used to spend one or two weekends a month at a campground back-in-the-day.
  12. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome Brent to SMF and were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite………

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    Happy smoking


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