New to Smoking from Chandler (PHX)

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by azhic13, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. Hey all, a guy at work showed me this site so I decided to drop in. My dad's been doing some smoking lately, and my wife, daughter and I all really liked it, so we decided to give it a try. Picked up the Brinkmann Electric (red barrel) version at Depot yesterday, gonna cure it today. Thought his would be a good one to start because we have a pretty small courtyard area. Hopefully if we move later this year, we'll have room for a nicer one. But, figured with it only being the three of us, this would be a good first venture. Probably going to try some chicken this weekend, any advice would be appreciated.

    Hope everyones having a good week!![​IMG]
     
  2. triplebq

    triplebq Smoking Fanatic

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    Welcome to SMF , home of ECB , FATTIE , ECB < the great 5 Day eCourse , MES and all kinds of things . My name is Buddy and I live in Mesquite Texas and I am a SMOKEOLIC .... Just one smoke and I was hooked for life .
     
  3. dave from mesa

    dave from mesa Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome AzHic13
    There is a wealth of knowledge here. Ask and ye shall receive.
    Good luck on your first smoke.
    From another eastsider.
     
  4. Thanks guys, just got everything put together. With the help of my little one, of course lol. Naturally one of the wooden handles was missing, yet they gave me about twice as many screws as the inventory list called for. [​IMG], oh well, I'll give them a call later, I'm sure they'll just send one out. Worst case I'll spend the $1 on a run of dowel and cut a new handle.
    Smokers curing now, so we'll see how it goes. [​IMG]
     
  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here with us
     
  6. mr mac

    mr mac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF! Lotsa great people here willing to share the knowledge and experiences!
     
  7. pit 4 brains

    pit 4 brains Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard!
    What is your plan for the chicken? Probably the most important thing you need before you smoke is a game plan. This will help keep you on trak and lead to a successful smoke.
    Also what other equipment do you have, i.e. Thermometers, charcoal type, etc..?
     
  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Good questions on helping you get an edge on that first smoke. Points on this one my friend.
     
  9. acemakr

    acemakr Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum. I'm also pretty new and also started with the ECB (the gourmet charcoal model). It's a safe way to cut your teeth while getting involved in the hobby. If you don't like it you're not out much but if you do, you'll get plenty of advice on upgrading your gear.

    You'll also find we just love pictures. Hope you have a digital.
     
  10. gene111

    gene111 Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to smf!!
     
  11. Right now I don't have much, still browsing through the site looking at reccomendations and recipes. Thinking i'll just start with some chicken breasts (boneless/skinless) because thats what I happen to have in the freezer. Still looking at thermos, want to get one to mount on the smoker itself, and then a digital to use for the meat inside. Do you have any reccomendations on these? Also, where would you reccommend grabbing them (seeing as though we're in the same area).

    Thanks!
     
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Looks like your getting some good advice. I too would suggest a good thermometer or two if your smoker came with a thermometer its probably inaccurate and you'll need them to turn out safe consistent meats. You'll find most of us smoke by temperature and not time or looks on most things
     
  13. Glad you joined us here on SMF! Plenty to learn no matter what "level" of smoker you are. If you know of any tips or trick feel free to share and we all do the same!


    John
     
  14. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
     
  15. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
     
  16. smokingriley

    smokingriley Smoke Blower

    Welcome to SMF! There is a lot of knowledge here. Don't be afraid to ask questions, someone is always willing be sure to help.
     
  17. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

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  18. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

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    etcher1 Master of the Pit

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