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First Time Smoke

salisboss

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I was planning on Christening my new smoker with a brisket this weekend but would it be better to start with something else. I have never smoked before but brisket doesn't seem that difficult from reading but I am sure you all may have a different opinion.
 

Braz

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Brisket can be tricky. I think the easiest to start with would be a pork butt (bone in shoulder). They tend to be very forgiving and pulled pork is yummy.
 

SmokinAl

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Chicken is a good choice too.
It's cheap & easy to smoke.
I wouldn't start with a brisket.
Al
 

Geebs

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Pork shoulder is a great choice to start with, they are very forgiving and hard to mess up.
 

GaryHibbert

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I'm all for a pork butt for a first smoke. They're amazingly forgiving and IMO there's not much that's better than pulled pork.
Gary
 

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