New member and owner of RT-340

JulesJose82

New member
Messages
3
Grill(s) owned
  1. RT-300
Hello everyone! i'm new to the forum and really new to the smoking world. i've loved eating brisket pork butt but i've never had the courage to smoke my own meats. grilling has been great but I wanted to try to smoke some meats. so my wife bought me a RT-340 and i'm super excited to finally smoke my own meats! if you all have any tips or tricks on getting started, recipes to try please don't hesitate to teach a old dog some new tricks!
 

Sscottfitz

Well-known member
Messages
88
Location
Hot Springs Village, Arkansas
Grill(s) owned
  1. Trailblazer
  2. Bullseye
Hello everyone! i'm new to the forum and really new to the smoking world. i've loved eating brisket pork butt but i've never had the courage to smoke my own meats. grilling has been great but I wanted to try to smoke some meats. so my wife bought me a RT-340 and i'm super excited to finally smoke my own meats! if you all have any tips or tricks on getting started, recipes to try please don't hesitate to teach a old dog some new tricks!
Welcome Jules, think your gonna love the Trailblazer and the smoking and grilling opportunities it provides. We've had our Trailblazer since last June, and it get's quite a workout. Good luck!
 

Bytor

Well-known member
Messages
359
Location
Knoxville, TN
Grill(s) owned
  1. Trailblazer
Welcome aboard. There's a ton of info on this forum. Always seem to be learning new things in reading what others have to offer. The 340, and all RT's, are great smokers.
 

Waterboy

Well-known member
Messages
289
Grill(s) owned
  1. Bull
Welcome @JulesJose82! It looks like @ol' stonebreaker gave you a good idea for a first, or at least one of your first, cooks. Spread some bacon around the grates and check out how it cooks. You’ll learn about hot spots on the grill and spread some grease around for seasoning the grill. Not to mention you end up with some cooked bacon! Good luck.
 

JulesJose82

New member
Messages
3
Grill(s) owned
  1. RT-300
Welcome aboard. There's a ton of info on this forum. Always seem to be learning new things in reading what others have to offer. The 340, and all RT's, are great smokers.
yeah, that's what i'm hoping for! some learning and testing this bad boy out!
 

JulesJose82

New member
Messages
3
Grill(s) owned
  1. RT-300
Welcome @JulesJose82! It looks like @ol' stonebreaker gave you a good idea for a first, or at least one of your first, cooks. Spread some bacon around the grates and check out how it cooks. You’ll learn about hot spots on the grill and spread some grease around for seasoning the grill. Not to mention you end up with some cooked bacon! Good luck.
yeah that is a really good idea! and we do love some bacon.
 

Bytor

Well-known member
Messages
359
Location
Knoxville, TN
Grill(s) owned
  1. Trailblazer
Welcome and I just have one tip.My 340 is hotter on the right side. I learned that grilling bacon.
For sure on the right side heat. Nothing significant, but for longer cooks you will want to rotate. Coming from stick burning, that was nothing new to me.

Also, an FYI, get a good instant read thermometer, like Thermapen or similar. While the RT probes are pretty accurate, I calibrate mine routinely and they are very close, having an instant read will be of much benefit.

Happy smoking!!
 

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