Well....here's to smoky meat!!!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pkgal95, May 24, 2007.

  1. pkgal95

    pkgal95 Newbie

    Hello Everyone,

    I guess I'm about ready to give it a wing. I purchased a Char-Broil Silver Smoker, and I will be doing my first brisket Saturday. Lot's of questions, and I'm sure I'll get some help here. I did the e-course, so I have a basic idea how to start. Hopefully this will become a way of life. There seem's to be, almost a sub-culture, of people who love to smoke meat, rather than the 20 minute weekend gas grill hotdog, which I still do for the kiddies. Anyway, glad to "virtually" meet you all, wish me luck!!!!

    -Pete[​IMG]
     
  2. Sounds delicious already. Good luck with it and show us some pics. It is definitely a lifestyle you'll love.
     
  3. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Pete. Yes, is WILL BECOME A WAY OF LIFE!! Very habit forming.

    Lot's of great advice and folks here
     
  4. larry maddock

    larry maddock Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    GOOD LUCK ON YOUR 1ST SMOKE...
    im glad to meet you....[​IMG]
     
  5. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! You will become addicted and it's a good thing. Don't forget to post some pics if you can.
     
  6. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Pete ... you have come to the right place!

    Ask away [​IMG]
     
  7. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Pete. It is nice to have you here. Please feel free to share smoking adventures, ask questions, gather knowledge and whatever else you're comfortable with. Have fun.

    Bill
     
  8. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    NY
    From one newbie to another, welcome.

    Ron
     
  9. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    This is what this forum is about ...awesome! [​IMG]
     
  10. billyq

    billyq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Ask away!
     
  11. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Pete -

    Briskets pretty easy as long as you remember LOW AND SLOW! Smoke will be about 1-1/2 hours per pound at 225°-250° F unitl you reach an internal temperature of 200° to 205° F.

    I like to cook my brisket to around 160° -165° F internally without foil, then finish my brisket by wrapping it in double layers of foil until the internal temperature is between 200° to 205° F.

    Don't forget about the Smoking Plateau. If the temperature stops rising at around 150 - 160 ° F don't worry - wait it out it will start to climb again after a few hours.

    Good Luck!
     
  12. squeezy

    squeezy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Debi is right on with her advice ...ya can't go wrong! [​IMG]
     
  13. teacup13

    teacup13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF... lots of people to help you out with your new found addiction i mean hobby..lol
     
  14. pkgal95

    pkgal95 Newbie

    Where is the correct forum for general smoking questions???

    -Pete
     
  15. wvsmokeman

    wvsmokeman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    There is a forum labeled General Discussion for non specific questions. [​IMG]
     
  16. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Pete!

    You have come to the right place for all things smoked. Have fun, good luck and take pictures! [​IMG]
     
  17. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Pete- glad that you joined us.

    Check out the Beef forum, there is a thread there that's all about briskets!

    Enjoy!!
     
  18. ozark rt

    ozark rt Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Welcome Pete, you've joined a forum full of very knowledgeable people who are willing to share if you'll ask. There are a few modifications, linked below, I made to my Silver Smoker that really made it more efficient and generally made my smoking life easier. You also might consider using the Minion method of fueling your smoker. This works especially well if you use a char coal basket. Anyway remember to be patient, ask questions, & have fun.

    Silver Smoker Mods: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=1922

    Minion Method:
    http://www.virtualweberbullet.com/fireup2.html#minion
     
  19. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF pkgal95!!!
     
  20. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    PKgal


    The forums are set up in topics such as beef, pork, sausage etc. if you don't find it fits there there is a general discussion forum.
     

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