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Offline larsdad

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OBS on sale at Cabela's
« on: July 08, 2012, 11:35:43 am »
I have been researching smokers and the Bradley was well reviewed, but I didn't want to spend over $300 for my first one. Just happened to go into Cabelas yesterday and they were selling them for $229 and in addition you got $20 off if you applied for their Visa Card! Made my decision pretty easy!! I just have seasoned it this morning and can't wait to put it through it's paces. Any ideas on what what be a good first smoke?

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Re: OBS on sale at Cabela's
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2012, 01:11:08 pm »
Boston Butt would be a good first cook it is pretty forgiving.
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Re: OBS on sale at Cabela's
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2012, 01:28:57 pm »
What Tenpoint said...Butt! 
There's room for all of God's critters right next to the mashed taters and gravy!

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Re: OBS on sale at Cabela's
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 01:35:13 pm »
Don't be afraid to try ribs.. the 3-2-1 method works every time.  3 Hours of smoke, 2 hours without smoke in foil, then 1 hour out of the foil without smoke (and with sauce if you prefer).  Times may increase if you load it full of meat that is directly from the fridge.  Let your meat come close to room temperature before you put it in the smoker; for ribs, butt, whatever, this usually means cover it loosely with plastic and sit it out on the table for at least an hour before putting it in the smoker.  It will help you recover your temps (you loose heat when loading up the smoker, sometimes all of it if you're loading it full).

I have one of the new OBS smokers, and out of direct sunlight I tend to run it on full blast all the time.  Temps never get over 250, and generally stay around 225 when it's recovered which is exactly where you want it for most pork/beef.  So, season it as per the instructions, pre-heat to 250ish, load  your pucks and meat, and smoke away! 

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OBS on sale at Cabela's
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 02:28:42 pm »
Congrats. Welcome to the forum. Ribs or butt. Maybe some yard bird. ;D


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Offline larsdad

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Re: OBS on sale at Cabela's
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 08:16:25 pm »
Thanks everyone for the replies. I have been gone for a couple of days and just got back. I didn't read the suggestions first so I went with a whole chicken. Just oiled her down and did a rub and let it sit for a couple of hours. Smoked it for 2 1/2 hrs at about 250. Then put in the oven and finished off at 350 for 30 mins. I think it would have been OK but the wife wanted to make sure. Covered with foil and let sit for about an hour before we ate. It was delicious! Can't wait to try some of the other recipes.