Chicago Newbie Here!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokingscooby, Feb 13, 2009.

  1. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Good Morning Everyone!!!!! Came across this forum a couple of days ago and was taken back. This is a forum of smoking Gods, what a better place to hang out. I started smoking about 4 months ago when I came across a closeout deal on a GOSM smoker at HOBO's, over 50% off. Since then I have made numerous ribs,brisket and chicken. I thought I knew what I was doing. Now I don't know where to go next? Meatloaf,Fatties,cheese,pork butt.. could go on for a while. Just from looking around the forums, the information is overwhelming. I wish this was one of those old scratch-N-sniff things,because everyone's Qview looks Great. Just wanted to drop a line and say Hi! Qview will be coming soon, cooking a brisket and bacon explosion this weekend.
     
  2. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This place is awesome isn't it? [​IMG] Looking forward to seeing the qview.
     
  3. rickw

    rickw Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from another Illinoisan.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. There is lots of info and recipes here for sure. Have fun and happy smoking
     
  5. rc1800

    rc1800 Fire Starter SMF Premier Member

    What size GOSM do you have? Welcome to SMF
     
  6. jdt

    jdt Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    welcome from across the big river
     
  7. Welcome to SMF from N.C. If you are not already you will become addicted to this place.
     
  8. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Welcome fellow Chicagoan! Congrats on your find! Which Hobo's did you find it at and how much did it run you?
     
  9. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    The gosm is the model 3405gw, the smaller one 16"W x14"D x 34"H. I bought it from the Hobo's in Villa Park. They moved to a larger store a block away and had it clearanced out at $70. I'm sure I will outgrow it quickly.
     
  10. uncle_lar

    uncle_lar Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    welcome from another fellow Illinoian
    Im down around LaSalle Peru , Princeton area
    GOSM here also. and yes its too small already.
    going to build a smoke house this spring
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Looks like you're fired up and ready to have some fun. Enjoy.
     
  12. bandcollector

    bandcollector Master of the Pit OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA.........does't take long to get hooked to this sight
     
  13. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard. Start reading and sharing your QVIEW.
     
  14. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    Nice! I take it they are all gone? I get over there once in a while. I like the Harlem furniture outlet on 53 and North Ave.
     
  15. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Lots of good folks here willing to share their knowledge.
     
  16. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Yes, I was at their new store a month or so ago & didn't see them.
    Where do you find a good butcher for meat? Being from Chicago area, you would understand when I say "trying to find a good butcher..is like trying to find and honest politician" there aren't that many. lol. I know where the store is, never been inside though.
     
  17. howufiga

    howufiga Meat Mopper

    LOL!! Tell me about it. Don't ask me how Daly is skating by without so much as a scratch on him.

    Usually the mexican food stores have some good butchers if your in the city. The meat is usually pretty cheap. Even the burbs have some. Depends on where your at. There isn't many real butchers left in the burbs. Jewel seems to have to best and freshest meat, but it's also very pricey.
     
  18. bw0529

    bw0529 Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to forum....great site
     
  19. smokingscooby

    smokingscooby Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for all the welcomes. Look forward to hangin out for awhile.[​IMG]
     

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