Just starting out

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by philbie, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. philbie

    philbie Newbie

    Virgin here. Been grilling for years, thought I'd take the next step and give smoking a shot. Wanted the Weber 22" SM (my grills are the 14 and 18.5 Weber so it made sense to me) but unfortunately couldn't locate one locally by Christmas. I ended up with a "Similar" unit from Barbeques Galore so the cherry gets popped today.

    Been finding a ton of info on the forum and main site and it's a bit overwhelming to be honest so thank you for the information overload. [​IMG]

    Gonna be deflowered with an 11lb turkey and pecan. Hoping for something edible later this afternoon.
     
  2. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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    Welcome To Your New Addiction
     
  3. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Philbie - my experience with BBQ galore is that they usually carry good quality equipment - my gas BBQ is a 15 year old Cookon from there and is still going strong - Good luck with the turkey
     
  4. txbbqman

    txbbqman Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the family, glad you found us

    You will find a ton of good information floating around in here

    Don't be afraid to ask questions and remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask.

    Check out the 5 day ecourse it is definitely worth it

    Good Luck And Happy Smokes
     
  5. philbie

    philbie Newbie

    Well, it turned out ok. The 11lb turkey cooked much quicker than I thought it would. Basically I think I had way too much charcoal and couldn't get the heat much below 300. Lesson learned. The smoke flavor was pretty close.

    The woman loved it, I'm not a big turkey fan to begin with and it was fine. It was a good experiment on a $4 bird. Next on the agenda is a ham followed by a rib roast (a bit more than $4).
    [​IMG]
     
  6. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF.I cook all my birds 300 degree plus and love em myself.
     
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  9. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
     
  10. tom in nc

    tom in nc Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the SMF. I have the 18" WSM and love it. Glad to hear you're turkey came out good.
     
  11. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to the SMF Philbie
     
  12. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     

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