Greetings from the Central Coast

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rodgedaddy, May 11, 2011.

  1. Hello All.  My name is Rodger, and I am a Civil Engineer from Santa Maria California.  Santa Maria is famous for the open pit red oak BBQ, but I'm looking for a little variety.  Me and a buddy are putting together a new pit for my back yard.  It will work as a standard SM BBQ for oak wood, but I'm working out a way to cover it an set up a side smoker box.

    I've never smoked before, so I need all of the help I can get, and reading all that I can so that this thing works.
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Have a great day!!!

  3. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF its nice to have you.. Have fun and Happy smoking
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad to have you here...Santa Maria home of the Tri-Tip and those little beans...been there many times...
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

    We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
    this is the place. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

    Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

    Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

    Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa

    Tips For New Members.
    1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
    2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
    3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself (A Name We Can Call You) and Experience & Equipment.
    4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
    5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
    6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
    7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
    8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
    9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
    10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
    11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
    12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
    13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.

    14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

    15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Roger and welcome to SMF please complete your bio for future reference. Glad to have you here with us. There is lots of great build info for you here.

     For those of you who do not know - this is the HOME OFSANTA MARIA TRITIP. This is the best in the world  
  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF!
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome!  You will find great info and great people here.

    Good luck and good smoking!
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  10. fife

    fife Master of the Pit


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