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Montana newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by klowse, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. klowse

    klowse Newbie

    Hey all I'm GREEN to true bbq and smoking but have been lucky so far. I'm using a gas multi burner grill with a smoke box over one burner. BUT I have a large upright freezer that I'm going to convert. Looking forward to finishing the project:). But in the mean time, what is the best store-bought wood to buy for smoking? I have the small chips but want chunks
  2. Hello klowse and welcome to the fun.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Most bought brands work pretty well.  As for which wood to use, that's personal preference and is also based on what you are smoking.  For beef try oak.  For poultry try apple.  That is just a place to start.  Experiment and find what you like. We look forward to your contributions. Have fun. Good luck. Keep Smokin!

  3. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  4. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! You'll find that this is a great place to share ideas on smoking, grilling, etc. There are plenty of folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer. 

    Good luck with your fridge build project!  As for woods...hickory, apple, pecan, mesquite, cherry...these are all good, depending on what you're smoking.

  5. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]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  ........



  6. smokint

    smokint Fire Starter

    Welcome, klowse

  7. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from a fellow Montanan! If you have a "Do It Best" hardware store in your area you can order whatever type of wood you want online and have it shipped to store for free. It is the only way to get pecan around here (my favorite). You will likely find hickory or cherry on the shelves (big chunks). Harder to find apple in big chunks at the store, but depending on where you are at in MT you should be able to find a fruit tree that needs pruning, start now for next years supply, it needs to be seasoned. The best wood is all based on personal preference, try anything you can get your hands on and develop your favorites list.

    Have fun!
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  8. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us klowse, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
    Wood flavor is all a matter of preference, I like every flavor I have tried with the exception of mesquite... but that is just me.
  9. klowse

    klowse Newbie

    Thanks for the big welcome everyone! I'm in the heart of Montana and hoping to bring the smoke flavor to my friends and family In this area tomorrow. I'm smoking 20+ lbs of pork roast tomorrow for the cat/ griz game tomorrow. ( it's a huge college football rivalry here:). First time on a borrowed gas smoker with a new to me rub. Using mesquite and an apple juice spritz. My grandma as ways said," Go big or go home." So that's what I'm doing. Nervous but excited.. I'll get some pic so here if I can figure out how:)
  10. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey klowse

    Welcome from just above you in Alberta

  11. klowse

    klowse Newbie

    Thanks Gary, how's the weather up north?
  12. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    It really sucks up here right now.  As we speak, I'm stuck in my driveway in about 2 feet of snow.  Waiting for my wife to get back from BC with the 4x4 to pull me out

  13. grizsmoker

    grizsmoker Fire Starter

    Hey klowse I know the Griz/Cat game turned out great, but what about your pork roast?[​IMG]