greetings from north-central montana

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tasunkawitko, May 27, 2008.

  1. tasunkawitko

    tasunkawitko Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hello, all -
    tasunkawitko from north-central montana - first off, i'd like to say hi to everyone, especially any members of or who might be here.

    as you can probably tell by the title of this thread, i am a newbie to the smoke-cooking world. i bought new little chief and big chief smokers at a garage sale (25$ for both) and also have a black brinkman charcoal smoker with a water pan that looks like R2D2. none of these has seen much use at all, and i figured that this looked like a great place to learn how to get the most out of them.

    we recently bought our own home on three lots and i would eventually like to look into a larger pit or perhaps some sort of brick set-up, but for now, this is what i've got.

    what little smoking i have done has been mostly with the chief smokers and rainbow trout (which i prefer to salmon due to the very mellow flavor), northern pike, perch and whitefish and while results have been good, i am sure they can be better. i have also tried smoking some boneless pork chops, a pheasant and some buffalo (bison) rib steaks). results were good enough to pique my interest and see how much i can learn about this. just this past weekend, i smoked cheese for the first time and the results were hard to beat; you can about it on the cheese forum ~

    i have used maple, apple, cherry, alder and hickory, and have come to like them all in that order, depending on what i am doing.

    i look forward to learning from you all and seeing how best to enjoy these units. also, when the time comes, i very much look forward to "stepping up" to a more-advanced set-up.

    thanks again -

  2. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hi Ron,
    Glad to have you!
    Can't wait to see your first q-vue!!
  3. bull

    bull Fire Starter

    Welcome to the forum Ron.

    Im pretty new here also but have met a few of the folks here at a fun cook contest abt. 6 weeks ago.

    Fine fine folks for sure.

  4. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to have you with us at SMF, Ron. You've got quite a few smokers there to play with and with the amount of stuff you'll learn here, will have them filled up in little time!

    I've got the brinkmann that looks like a little R2D2 (commonly referred to as an ecb in these parts) and love it.

    Look forward to reading your future posts, and checking out your q-vue!
  5. x-factor

    x-factor Fire Starter

    Welcome to SMF! You should be able to get all they info you need to get the most out of your smokers.
  6. mulepackin

    mulepackin Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard neighbor. You'll like it here, lot's of good folks and good info.
  7. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF Ron glad you joined,don't be knocking your smokers -with a few mods they can be putting out some great smokes-Alot of us do just that with Ours.
  8. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. There are lots of friendly folks around here with tons of knowledge and ideas. Just browse through the threads and check out anything that catches your eye. Be sure to throw your two cents in anytime you can. You're already off to a good start. I still have an ECB that hasn't been fully retired. I still use it occasionally for a turkey or 2.
  9. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Ron. These guys will fill you full of great smoking info. You'll learn it here and take it over to the BSB and those guys'll be kissing your feet. Those old hunters only like meat fried in a skillet. Old dogs can be taught new tricks. Good luck, Ron.
  10. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, Ron. Sounds like you are rolling on fish. The SMF will take you from there for sure. Great folks and info here. Remember we like q-view.
  11. jverdin

    jverdin Smoke Blower

    My wife doesn't eat fish :-( so i don't get a chance to smoke it... sigh. But will be looking forward to some qview from you. Welcome to the forums.
  12. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Ron! Do some simple searches in the forums you want to learn about. Ribs: look in pork, Brisket: look in beef, etc. There are TONS of detailed posts in here that can help you do whatever you're looking to do. Buy (kill) meat, rub meat, smoke meat!
  13. bigarm's smokin

    bigarm's smokin Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Howdy Ron, from NW MT, up on the west side of Flathead lake. I am glad that you got bit by the smokin bug. [​IMG] At least we got three Montana boys here now. [​IMG] Again, glad to see you and welcome [​IMG]
  14. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. It's a great place to learn. Everyone is always very helpfull. Enjoy it.
    May all your smokes be thin and blue.

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