• 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.

Hello everyone

philly09

Newbie
2
10
Joined Dec 7, 2013
Just wanted to introduce myself to everyone. I am a smoker newbie living in South Carolina and am Look forward to having fun. Just bought myself a starter smoker- master forge vertical smoker. You know the one at Lowes that cost around $60. I look forward to any advice and tips for using it.
 

gary s

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
25,953
4,433
Joined Jan 6, 2011
[h1]
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]
 

hambone1950

Master of the Pit
Group Lead
1,400
46
Joined Jul 23, 2012
:welcome1: To the group . Good to meet you. That is a good smoker to learn on. I had a brinkmann gourmet bullet smoker for a number of years and although it frustrated me at times , it also opened my eyes to the possibilities of BBQ. If I may be so bold as to give advice , I will say this about these basic bullet smokers. They are awesome chicken cooking machines . In fact on anything that is good cooked hot n fast , you can do a great job. So brats , burgers , hot dogs....even steak come out good (usually with one load of charcoal) you can do ribs pretty well too if you're not too hung up on going slow.
When you decide to cook a big honkin pork butt or a brisket you might have some temp and time issues. Ok , here's the advice part....when you cook those things start them in the smoker and finish them in the oven. Get all the cooking and smoke you can get from a load of charcoal (usually 3-6 hours YMMV) and then put them in your 250 degree oven in the house and take them the rest of the way. This works really well when you're having company and you want to eat at a set time. Just a suggestion that may save you some heartache. Feel free to experiment when you have lots of time. Good luck. And have fun.
 

bdskelly

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
5,710
1,618
Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome to the forums! We are happy that you joined the group. You'll find plenty of information here with over 1 million posts! Make the search bar at the top of the page your new friend. Or, simply post your question in the area that applies. You'll get plenty of helpful advice. Also consider enrolling in Jeff's 5 day E course. It gives you lots of great information to start you off on the right foot! Best of all is that it's free! Again, WELCOME Brian
 

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  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.