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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by markj, Feb 2, 2007.

  1. Hi, my name is Mark and I'm new to the site and to smoking. Just got a Brinkmann Smoke'N Grill for Christmas. I am a leader in a local Boy Scout troop and do a lot of Dutch Oven and campfire cooking and wanted to add Smoking to our menus.
    I just put it together yesterday and hope it warms up enough soon for my first attempt, I live along the shore in CT. What would be the best menu for a first timer to start off with?
  2. illini

    illini Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Markj

    You have a lot of reading here and folks to help so pull up a chair and get out the library card :) :D :P

    To your question: If time is of no concern a sure winner is pulled pork, baked beans, cole slaw...YUM!....you can smoke the pork butts earlier, pull the meat and store in zip-locks, reheat to serve at any time, that leaves only the beans and slaw to mess with while you have all those "scouts" around :cry:

    I remeber my scout leaders well and appreciated all their efforts!
    Congratulations for making a difference in your scouts lives!
  3. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the board Markj! Those scouts are real lucky to have you around. When I was a scout, we always lost weight on weekend campouts because the food was no good. :lol:

    Don't forget the smoked bologna and Eckrich smoked sausage to go with Marvin's menu. It's cheap, tasty, and real hard to screw those two things up. Just smoke 'em till they're hot, and you're ready to go. Any leftovers can be cut up, foiled, and thrown in the campfire in the A.M. for breakfeast.

    Let us know how it goes.

  4. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF markj!!! As already suggested, a pork butt is good, cheap, hard to mess up practice that will feed several people pretty easy. Enjoy the forums.
  5. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF. The fine gents before me have said it all. Again..Welcome.
  6. pigcicles

    pigcicles Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Markj - welcome to SMF. These are the best people around to help you get started out right. Don't hesitate to ask any questions you have. No such thing as a stupid question here, after all you gotta learn somehow. So jump in with both feet and have a great time

    Keep Smokin
  7. Welcome to SMF.
    Scouting was some of the best times of my childhood. If my scout leader had a smoker, I wouldn't have gotten my tongue stuck to the sled in subzero weather. I would have been eating.
  8. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    Hi Mark Welcome-

    Nice to see another CT smoker! I think there's 3 of us now! I'm from Norwich. Where you from?
  9. msmith

    msmith Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Mark.
  10. naplesroo

    naplesroo Smoke Blower

    Welcome MarkJ. Chickens are a good choice also. Inexpensive, pretty forgiving for a newb and doesn't take all day :) Be sure and keep us posted on your first smoke and take pics for us. Boy, I wish I would have been in your troop :!:

    Good smokin
  11. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Mark I would second the butt for a first time smoke it is easy and hard to mess up. Great for a learning experience
  12. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Legendary Pitmaster

    I think I'd do a chicken first .. doesn't have the plateu hang time that briskets and butts have. Rather frustrating waiting that 2 to 3 hours with no temperature change when you aren't sure what your doing yet.
  13. bud's bbq

    bud's bbq Meat Mopper

    Welcome. You can't find a better source of information and help on the beautiful art of smoking meat! Just wondering, is there a bbq or other camp cooking type Merit badge?
  14. Dutch

    Dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Mark, from one old Scouter to another-welcome to SMF.

    Bud, There is a Cooking merit badge, it was one of the Merit Badges that I taught as a Merit Badge Counselor.
  15. vulcan75001

    vulcan75001 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member


    Welcome from another old Scouter/Leader...Glad you found your way to this great forum...Glad to see another one from Ct. here also...not too many of us..yet...lots of great people here to answer all the questions you might have...

  16. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Merit badge counselor??? All we had was troop leaders and our parents. I guess nothing stays the same.

  17. smokyokie

    smokyokie Smoking Fanatic

    Is this a case of great minds working alike, or do we just all have a one track ming?