Hi guys! I have a few days and I want some opinions for my first cook.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by texassapper, Oct 15, 2015.

  1. texassapper

    texassapper Newbie

    I'm building my UDS now and will post on that when it's all done and said, but I am stuck on what to cook first. I'll probably break her in this weekend if I can wait longer than Friday. What are you guys' thoughts on a first smoke? Bring in the ideas.

  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Chicken Parts Leg quarters,Thighs Cheap and easy to cook.

  3. crankybuzzard

    crankybuzzard Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    YEP!  Chicken is always a good "break it in" meat.  If you buy it tonight, you can brine it for Saturday!

    Also, if you can find a chuck roast on sale, that might work as well for a first cook.
  4. murrgh

    murrgh Fire Starter

    I did whole chickens for my first smoke. Following that, I tried smoked burgers, ribs, boston butt, a turkey, etc. Chicken did seem like an easy go-to for my first smoke as well.
  5. mowin

    mowin Master of the Pit

    I agree. Chicken is cheap, easy, and when brined has tons of moisture and tastes great.
  6. hardcookin

    hardcookin Master of the Pit

    I agree chicken is a good first smoke. It's hard to mess up and it will give you a chance to get a feel for your smoker. Then ribs Thumbs Up
  7. bmaddox

    bmaddox Master of the Pit

    Is this your first time smoking or just your first time with your new UDS?

    The first smoke on my UDS was pork butts. I had been dying to try the "hot and fast" method so as soon as my UDS was done I cranked it up to 300 degrees and threw on two butts. 
  8. I've gotta go bag a deer and start the process for my first smoke ever (neck roast maybe) Sunday/Monday. Though chicken does sound good.
  9. texassapper

    texassapper Newbie

    This is my first smoke ever. And it will be on my UDS. I've cooked on grills and Weber Kettles but its always with heat on one side and food cooking with indirect heat. This will be the first time I'm actually smoking something. I'm going with two racks. Might do multiple items and see how that works for me. Chicken is looking good and ribs (beef) for the misses. She swears she married me because I can bbq ribs for her. 
  10. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Good Luck as others said Brine the chicken you will be amazed Remember to show off your first cook.Have fun


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