Checking in!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by txsean, Aug 13, 2013.

  1. txsean

    txsean Smoke Blower

    Hey guys (and gals) My name is Sean. I live in Kyle Texas, just south of Austin. I've been wanting to get into smoking and stick burning for a long time, and even bought a few cheap grills with fire boxes but never used them for smoking. I just moved last month and had left my old cheap grill behind. So, in the market for a new one, I figured it was time to step up and spend a little money on hopefully something that will be worth it.

    So, I picked up and Old Country Pits BBQ Wrangler. So far I've smoked a pork butt, a few racks of ribs and two briskets. Everything has come out pretty good so far, but I know I still have a lot to learn and this seems like the place! Actually I have been reading the forums the past month (where I did a little research on my smoker before I bought it) but, I'm ready to start chipping in and learning what I can. I like the smoker pretty well. I have a few minor problems and questions, but thats for another thread. 

    Here is my pit and assistant aspiring pit master (no pun intended? :p )

     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Sean! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
     
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Sean!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.

    Red
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi, Sean! I love your pit partner!

    If you have been reading the forums you already know how much information is available in the posts.

    If you start posting some of your smoking projects with pictures and descriptions, you will get a great deal of advice and suggestions. So dive in there.

    I look forward to your posts.

    Disco
     
  5. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    very pretty friend there
     
  6. txsean

    txsean Smoke Blower

    Thanks guys! I am glad I ran across this forum. Seems great so far. I will definitely document the next smoke, and post a little 'queview' as I see it called ;)
     
  7. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    howdy texan from texan :) great looking Pup first... second Nice looking smoker.. Youve joined in to the right place.. Long live SMF..  Long live pits.. and pups.. and pup pits :) :)

    Mike
     
  8. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  9. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  , Sean. Glad you found us and hope you plan to call this home for all your BBQing needs and discussion.

    I am glad to have another Texan on board , and especially from close to "Home" (Temple).

    Since you mentioned burning Wood . I have a bit of reading for you:http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/newsearch?search=Stickburning+101

    This mayhelp the learning curve.

    Have fun and ...
     
  10. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Your "pit"master assistant is a pretty one!

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

    Kat
     
  11. txsean

    txsean Smoke Blower

    Thanks for the welcomes! And the compliments on my pit. She's good company, but we're still working on the 'helping' part. Maybe fetching a beer every now and then wouldn't be the end of the world lol. 
    oldschoolbbq, thanks for the links! I had ran across the stickburning 101 post not too long ago and there is a lot of good info there. My fires are definitely getting cleaner and more efficient. Now I just need to tune the pit and even out the temps. Oh, speaking of Temple. I am born and raised in Austin but was stationed at Ft. Hood for 6 years. I lived in Belton for the last two before the Army so graciously moved me to El Paso for my last 10 months of service lol. All is well though, I am finally back in central Texas ;)
     
  12. raastros2

    raastros2 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    cant ask for much more than one that spends the whole smoke by your side and gets you beer!
     

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