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  • (umamidadi)
    Former Member
    • Nov 2014
    • 19
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

    Just joined the cludc

    Well I got a WSM 18.5 last year and made chicken on it once, came out great. I marinated it with it with some Mojo sauce. My guide was a book called low and slow by Gary Wiviott, that I put on my kindle. The premise is to start simple and work your way up to brisket. Well I never continued and came across AmazingRibs.com and thought the info was so much more encyclopedic. I have decided to smoke a turkey for Thanksgiving, 12-14 lb, fresh killed, and feel very comfortable with the instruction provided. I intend to do a dry brine and inject with butter. I live in Pa. and may face outside temps in the 30's to 40's. I have purchased a Maverick ET732 and a Butterball injector thru Amazon. It was shipped with the Meat Temperature Guide. I still need to get the gloves. I am using Royal Oak Hardwood lump Charcoal as the aforementioned book claimed that true smoking required this brand. I now see most like Kingsford and will switch when this fuel runs out. I was planning on heating the WSM and brushing it down as Harry Soo does, before I actually do the cook. I will use the Minion method and replace my deep water pan with the deflector as Harry suggested so I can Jenga the most amount of fuel in the fire box. Slightly apprehensive as I really want to make a turkey that is finally moist, so fired of dried out poultry. I am a stationary engineer. I used to be very proficient with Weber kettle 10 years ago, but that was mostly ribs, mostly dry, burgers and wings. Did have great success with pizza on a pizza stone. Well I am smitten with smoking meat and would love any tips for a newbie. Would like to thank all here for sharing your great love of "Q" and as Harry and Meathead say I want to spread the love of great food with my friends. Thanks all and any help would be appreciated
  • Jerod Broussard
    Moderator
    • Jun 2014
    • 9781
    • East Texas
    • Pit Barrel Cooker "Texas Brisket Edition"
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    #2
    You are definitely well on your way!!!

    Thanks for the support!!!!

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    • The Burn
      Founding Member
      • Jul 2014
      • 990
      • West Chester, PA
      • Gas Grill: NXR Tabletop/Portable Propane
        Charcoal: Weber Performer Silver (i.e., 22.5")
        Charcoal: Weber OTG 22.5"

        Kettle Accessories: Slow 'n Sear, Smokenator and Vortex and bound to be more on the way
        Smoker: GOSM Propane 38" 2-drawer
        Pellet: CampChef/Browning Deluxe PGP24LTD

        Thermometer: 2 Mavericks, Red backlit Thermapen
        Anova Wi-Fi Sous Vide

      #3
      Welcome to another Pennsylvanian - our numbers continue to grow. A little cold weather shouldn't stop anyone from enjoying Q. Some of us find ways to insulate our cookers and others just add a little more fuel. Now forget everything you've learned elsewhere and soak up the wisdom on this site.

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      • Jon Solberg
        Former Member
        • Jul 2014
        • 4819

        #4
        WELCOME!!!!!

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        • David Parrish
          Founding Member - Pit Boss Emeritus
          • May 2014
          • 5041
          • Charlotte, NC
            • Slow 'N Sear Kamado (SnSK)
            • Lots of grills that work with Slow 'N Sear
            • LOTS of digital thermometers (my fav)
            • LOTS of accessories
            • Favorite Beer - Fat Tire
            • Favorite Bourbon - Woodford Reserve
            • Favorite White Wine - Cakebread Chardonnay
            • Favorite Red Wine - Yes, Please
            • President/Owner - SnS Grills

          #5
          Welcome umamidadi! We're glad you're here. When you have a minute, please check out the Welcome and Announcements channel. You'll see my welcome post, a tips thread (tip #1 is to die for) and a thread on how to post photos. They'll get you started right!

          Again, welcome!

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          • Guy
            Guy
            Former Member
            • Oct 2014
            • 366
            • Niceville, Florida

            #6
            Welcome and thanks for your support.

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            • Huskee
              Administrator
              • May 2014
              • 15129
              • central MI, USA
              • Follow me on Instagram, huskeesbarbecue

                Want a free bottle of whiskey? Check out my link to Flaviar.com, you join with it, we both get a $50 bottle free.

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              #7
              Welcome, but what's a "cludc"? Lol.

              Be wary of a book that tells you true smoking requires a certain brand a charcoal. Certain types of charcoal work better in certain cookers, for certain reasons. True smoking requires mastering what you choose to use in your cooker, and getting the thumbs up from those eating at your table!

              Glad to have you here. We look forward to pics of that fabulous turkey you're going to make!

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              • Ernest
                Founding Member
                • Jul 2014
                • 3246
                • Dallas, Texas
                • Pit Barrel Cooker AKA The Chicken Whisperer, WSM 14.5 AKA Smokey, WSM 22.5 AKA Big Worm, Weber Performer Platinum. KARUBECUE

                #8
                Welcome Umamidadi!!
                I'm by no means a BBQ expert but what I have found is to take bits and pieces of info whether about charcoal preference etc and experiment with it.
                My example is PBC says use kingsford briquettes, I said to hell with that and I get better Q with lump charcoal.
                So books are great but practical knowledge is greater.

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                • (umamidadi)
                  Former Member
                  • Nov 2014
                  • 19
                  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

                  #9
                  Hey thanks for the welcome, I got lump right now but will experiment with Kingsford next. I am definitely keeping a log, the old memory ain't what it used to be and after a few cold ones won't remember how or what I did.

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