BBQ smoking

Discussion in 'The Mess Hall' started by oso_borovsky, Jun 6, 2018.

    Hey all! It's been a very long time since I posted but I wanted to let you all know that I just got my first BBQ smoker. An 18.5 inch Weber smokey mountain smoker. I'm looking forward to trying it out and wanted to see if you all had ideas for first cooks.

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  1. DoctorShavegood

    DoctorShavegood Ambassador

    Welcome to Mess Hall oso. My idea for you would be to start off with some ribs, mainly because I'm hungry for them.
  2. +1 on starting with ribs. Once you got that down pat you may be ready for some brisket, which is not hard, but a bit more challenging.
  3. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    I would vote for pork butt. It is a forgiving piece of meat while you are learning how to use your new grill.

    DCRIII Contributor

    Smoked tamales is my vote.
  5. I'd go with ribs, then pulled pork.
  6. ackvil

    ackvil Moderator

    Ribs are a great starting off point.
  7. cleanshaved

    cleanshaved Moderator

    Congrats on the new smoker. Ribs sounds like a good start. I would throw some sausages on there as well.
  8. I agree on ribs.

    And ribs.

    Oh, did I mention ribs?

    Along with Chris' good suggestion of may try getting a 5 lb. chub of bologna, cut it up in about thirds, take the casing off and put it on for a couple of hours or so. Should be good and smoked before the ribs are. Good stuff.
  9. Mick

    Mick Contributor

    I find that I smoke fish more often than pork.

    Get a whole salmon and fillet it or smoke it whole.

  10. TexLaw

    TexLaw Contributor

    Ribs are good to start with because they are relatively quick. Pork butt is good to start with because it's darn near foolproof. Chicken is good, too, since it's also fairly quick and cheap.

    Look into the Minion Method when it comes to doing the long, low and slow cooks.
  11. Vote for chicken. Ready in a couple hours and will be the tastiest chicken you ever made.
  12. nortac:
    [​IMG] ...another vote for Pork Ribs first, then Brisket. :thumbsup:

    [​IMG] "Always do barbecue right; this will gratify some people [and—well], astonish the rest". Mark Twain
  13. +1 on the ribs also.
  14. Glad to find this. I just placed an order through my work for a Traeger Tailgater. Got a great deal or would not have ordered. Expect to have in a couple of weeks or so. I haven't used even a dinky hibachi style grill in years, so this is a huge step.
  15. So I broke it in!! Two racks of St Louis style ribs on for about 5.5 hours. Some mesquite in the smoke gave them a nice spiced flavor. Very happy with the results and looking forward to trying more!!![​IMG][​IMG]

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  16. So I wanted to update you all on smoke #2 on my wsm. I'm in the middle of smoking a big pork shoulder and it looks and smells great! Looking forward to pulling this apart tonight!!! It has been on since 7am and I'll pull it off around 6 tonight. [​IMG]

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  17. oc_in_fw

    oc_in_fw Contributor

    With some homemade cole slaw and fresh buns, you can't beat a good pulled pork sandwich.
  18. Looks like you're getting the hang of it!
  19. First smoke should always be a fatty!! But, now that should be your third smoke!

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