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New guy from Greenwood Indiana

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bowhunter15, Dec 5, 2013.

  1. Hey everyone! New to smoking and found this forum while researching how to prepare a brisket.

    Successfully completed my first smoke last weekend, did a 15lb brisket and 7lb pork loin for my family(mom, dad, brother, sister, aunt, uncle, my wife and daughter as well as a few friends). I was pretty nervous cooking that much meat my first time, but it turned out great! Now I'm hooked... Will be doing beef jerky this weekend and probably dinner one night, not sure what to do for dinner yet.

    I have a smoke hollow lp smoker that was given to me by my uncle after he upgraded to a weber smoker. It works pretty well but I have trouble getting the temp any higher than 200 degrees loaded or unloaded. Bought a new regulator and hose and tried a different tank but no change. I might put a new burner assembly in it and see if that fixes my problem.

    My name is Corey, I'm 22 years old and live near Greenwood Indiana. I have a wife and a 3 year old daughter, and I'm pretty much addicted to hunting. Well I've rambled on enough for now, great forum!
  2. 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.   



  3. GaryHibbert

    GaryHibbert Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Corey

    Welcome to the forum.  You're going to love it here.  Ask and you shall recieve.  22??? God, I got underwear older than you LOL

  4. Thanks guys.

    Just bought a cheap charcoal/wood smoker at menards today for the hell of it. 30 bucks was too cheap to pass up. And if it doesn't work too well at least I didn't waste a ton of money on it.. any tips for keeping a charcoal/wood fire going enough to smoke brisket or ribs? Something that takes more than an hour or two..
    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  5. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Any pictures of your smoker or what you smoked

  6. brian

    brian Fire Starter

    Hey Corey, Hows the south side?  Were in Fishers

    Last edited: Dec 7, 2013
  7. Sorry no pictures yet. I'll take some today after i get the snow brushed off.

    Brian I used to live in Carmel and we like it down here, much more calm. Little bit of snow currently, maybe 4".

  8. First image is my propane smoke hollow smoker, I like it a lot but I can't get temp over 200-215.

    Second is the charcoal smoker I bought. It's smoking right now, about to put a small brisket on.
  9. And since I just put the mini brisket on...

    Has anyone smoked one of these brisket center cuts? It's cut from the flat and has about 1/4 inch of fat on top. It looked like nice meat, usda prime.. my local Kroger doesn't sell packers I have to go to Wal-Mart or a butcher to get them. But Kroger did have these.
  10. Just to follow up on my problem of not being able to get temps above 200-250 with my smoke hollow lp smoker, the screen on the burner tube was full of grease. Cleaned the screen up and now it gets up to 425 easily on high and will maintain 225-250 on medium.