Greetings from Sarasota

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by floridarandy, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. floridarandy here saying hello from the jewel of Florida's west coast.  new to smoking but have enjoyed eating bbq for most of my 60 years!

    father-in-law just delivered the 16" Oklahoma Joe smoker he found in a garage sale years ago and never used.  after having it sandblasted to rid it of accumulated rust i primed and painted it with 2000 degree paint and intend to give it its inaugural burns in the next week or two.

    suggestions welcomed for all initial aspects of firing and seasoning prior to use.

    just ordred a Maverick ET 732 as this seems a critical element in limiting a newbie's error in paying attention to temp.

    also ordered TulsaJeff's rub and sauce recipe to have somewhere to start.

    any suggestions on the initial meats to start with?

    thanks in advance.

    Randy in Florida
     
  2. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Randy welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the smoker it won't take long and you'll be hooked [​IMG]   You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. If you haven't done so yet I would suggest signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse it's free and has some great info. Have fun and happy smoking
     
  3. Hello and welcome to SMF!
     
  4. well.....i was in a hurry to put dinner on and wanted to check out my new smoker so i did the easy thing and smoked a couple pork chops in mine for its maiden voyage.....then i did a 3.5 lb outside round roast for its second trip......both worked out well - whatever you do just keep an eye on the internal temperatures and dont be afraid to ask questions if you have any - and remember - if the smoke is white - you're probably on fire somewhere - you're looking for a thin blue coloured smoke
     
  5. great tip on the thin blue smoke...like smoke...hate fire!
     
  6. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Hope you enjoy the SMF site it has alot to offer.[​IMG]
     
  7. [​IMG]great to see another Floridian on board.
     
  8. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF
     
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Randy and [​IMG]to SMF 
     
  10. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    :welcome1: to SMF
     
  11. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF . You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info. Smoking  5-Day e-Course  
     

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