First Timer with a New OK Joe

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Original poster
Sep 23, 2016
Hey all, 

New to smoking, something ive always wanted to try and get into. Purchased a OK Joe Highland model, sealed and seasoned it and will be doing my first cook this weekend. 

Looking for recommendations on a good beginner smoke, i would love to do a brisket however i see posts saying it is difficult. Maybe a few racks of ribs?

Glad to be here. Lots of great info 

Brisket is not an easy first time cook on an offset. To much can go wrong.
Just practice running a clean fire and enjoy your smoke.

Al's idea of chicken is a good suggestion.
Maybe also a nakid fatty. Fatties are always good.
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pork butts are pretty forgiving, but take a long time if you're not up for the chicken or fatty
Thanks for the pointers, Grabbed a simple wing and thigh recipe from the link posted. Simple marinade with a rub. Cant wait to get home and fire up the smoker! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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