first somke success

Discussion in 'Sausage' started by ottawa rogue, Oct 31, 2009.

  1. well, after listening to everyone, i decided to go with the suggestion by BBQ Engineer and try some brats for my very first smoke.
    i got a couple of packs of Johnsonvilles and some applewood chips and fired up the SNP.

    Man, i will never look at a bratwurst the same.....these are totally awesome smoked!!!!

    Q-View to follow, right now i gotta get ready for a halloween party[​IMG]
  2. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad it turned out, nothing like a smoked sausage, unless maybe it is a home made fresh smoked sausage.
    If you are able to get your hangs on some chunks of wood give that a try, I almost always use chunks due to the size of the fire box and charcoal basket on my sNp and have found that chips burn so quick I have to replenish too often.
    Looking forward to the pics, have fun at the party.
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Congrats on the first of what I'm sure will be many smokes I look forward to the Qview
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Isn't it amazing how fast the hook sets!!!!
  5. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    No question about that! Several years ago we were tailgating and one of my friends brought out a small smoker he made from a pair of old LP tanks and smoked some brats and man-o-man were they good! 'Tis a rare occasion where we have them now and they aren't smoked...a rare occasion indeed!

    Congrats on your first run!

  6. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Congats on your first smoke and I'm really glad that everything came out good for you. But now you know how it feels to complete a good smoke some now go out and do it again and again and again.
  7. ok, here's the finished product

  8. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    nice job.[​IMG]
  9. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    those look real good-congrats on your smoke-and ya many more to come.won't be long and u will wanna try your hand at making your own brats.
  10. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    A wee bit 'o help for ya Lad...

    They look darned good if you ask me! Nice pink ring, too!
  11. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    They Look Great, Nice Smoke Ring Too...[​IMG]
  12. Thanks Mr. Mac, i couldn't get photobucket to upload.
  13. scpatterson

    scpatterson Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Looks like you rally got the smoke in there...really nice smoke ring...Smoke on
  14. bbq engineer

    bbq engineer Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey Ottawa,

    Now that's what I'm talking about! I love smoked brats, and it is rare that I do a smoke that I don't throw in some brats or italian sausage too...they are just too good and all of my guests always grab some chunks of sausage to fill out their plates. Good looking smoke ring on those, and you can tell a good smoke due to the reddish hue to the outside. Perfect job.

    Now, put that in your bag of tricks, and move on to something else next week...don't hesitate to ask some questions if you get stuck or have a moment of panic. Just relax, we are all here to help you. I think with this smoke, you are well on your way! [​IMG]
  15. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Amen Brother! Rock on, Ottowa, you are on your way [​IMG]
  16. thanks guys, they tasted even better than they looked[​IMG]
    and lasted half as long.
  17. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice job - good looking smoke. Now the hooks are in so try something new next week - Or TODAY
  18. isutroutbum

    isutroutbum Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Congrats! Nice job . . . great smoke ring!!

  19. oneshot

    oneshot Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Great job!!!!! Those look perfect with a solid smoke ring!!!!! [​IMG]

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