Checking in and saying "Hello"

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by txbob, Jan 6, 2008.

  1. txbob

    txbob Newbie

    I thougt I should get around to saying hello and thanks. My name is Bob & I live just outside Houston.

    I found the forum about 3 weeks ago & have been lurking & reading ever since. I figured I'd wait to introduce myself until I had something to say. Been reading, learning & learning the site.

    Y'all have helped me out twice this week. First, based on what I had read I purchased a GOSM Big Block from Bass Pro to go with the ECB Stainless my wife bought me a few years ago. Now I can do a brisket without having to cut it in half. [​IMG] And I can load that thing up with a LOT of meat which brings me to the the second help. I smoked 9 chicken breasts, a pork butt and a brisket today. I used the instructions for the pork & brisket that I found in the different forums. Chicken & pork tasted good. Will taste the brisket tomorrow. I'll post the pics once I have a site to upload them to.

    Now to start the mods/add-ons (I love to tinker & the first will be themometers) & more cooking.

    Thanks again,
    Bob
     
  2. brennan

    brennan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the best place for smoking meat info on the net/world/universe!

    I dare ya to try and find a better and more friendly site for meat smoking.[​IMG]
     
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    txbob
    Welcome to SMF and looking forward to your pics !!!
     
  4. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! You will love it here!
     
  5. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Bob, you're now part of the SMF, best smoke site on the net. Good idea to start with the therms, need accurate readings to get it right. I've got a big block on the way myself. Plenty of good reading on this site., enjoy.
     
  6. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums. It sounds like you are off to a great start and have been really doing some reading. Congrats on yer smoke.[​IMG]
     
  7. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! It sounds like you're already discovering what the folks here can do for your Q.

    One suggestion... when you're smoking a variety of meats together, make sure the poultry is below the other kinds of meat. Poultry are more likely to be carrying some kind of bacteria and you don't want that dripping on the other stuff.
     
  8. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF! Glad ya joined in! Enjoy.
     
  9. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  11. fla-gypsy

    fla-gypsy Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the SMF from Florida
     
  12. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Bob! Looking forward to your Qviews.[​IMG]
     
  13. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Texbob welcome to smf and best of luck in all you do!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  14. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
     
  15. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to smf. Glad you found us here. Sounds like your set for some seriuos smoking.

    Kookie
     
  16. zdave

    zdave Fire Starter

    Good advice, I hadn't considered that. It's definitely a best practice. Although, as long as the other stuff reaches 165 degrees (fully cooked for chicken) you should be OK.

    Food safety is something that so many people are concerned about when they go out, but forget about at home especially when cooking outside. I am Serv-Safe certified and would be happy to address any food safety questions.
     
  17. zdave

    zdave Fire Starter

    And sorry, welcome to the board!

    I hope you like the GOSM. I'll likely plan to pick up something along those lines in the next year or so.
     
  18. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the forum, Bob. Sounds like you are off to a good start.
     

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