Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by dwalker, Nov 23, 2011.

  1. An other new guy checking in.  I'm Dave.  I live in Northern Colorado, where it was 65 and sunny today!  I have been a fairly successful griller (and generally enjoy cooking) and finally bought myself a smoker a month or so ago.  I have a horizontal off-set smoker that I believe to be home made - I found it at a neighbor's yard sale.  It's made of pretty thick steel and has nice horse shoe handles welded to it.  I have used it only once so far, with semi-terrible results.  I was tempted to add a photo since you guys like the Q-View, but it was too graphic (very badly blackened pork tenderloins).  After that experience I went looking for info and found these forums.  If only I found you guys 6 hours earlier! Who knew you could have too much smoke?  Nice thick white billowing smoke for 6 hours....yeah, it was that bad.  I have already read quite a few posts on here and look forward to being a better smoker.  I hope to add some recipes and entertainment along the way.   Good luck with all of those smoked turkeys, I think I should wait before I tackle one myself.
  2. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Dave!

    The great guys and gals on this forum will have you doing it like a pro in no time.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...There probably isn't anyone here that has not walked a similar path, you came to the right place...JJ
  4. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Guest

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  5. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome Dave ,

     glad to have you on here !

    I would like to see a picture of that smoker.

    (horse shoe handles)  like that [​IMG]
  6. tt ace

    tt ace Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Dave.  You will be able to find your answers here.  Hope your problems with your smoker get resolved.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]glad to have you here 
  8. boykjo

    boykjo SAUSAGE MAKER Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Dave, Glad to have you with us!
  10. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  11. Thanks everyone for the tips, links and encouragement.  Here are some photos of the Homemade Horizontal Smoker (HHS).  If the family allows, I plan to do some reading tomorrow and try some more tenderloins on Sunday.


  12. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    as we say in New Braunfels..,,,,"Willkommen zum SMF"

    Great folks here willing to coach !
  13. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard!
  14. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  15. Welcome to SMF Dave. Glad to have you with us.

    Like the Horseshoes on that smoker of yours.

    Can't wait to see some Qview.

    Happy Smokin'

  16. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Dave glad you joined us here at SMF...Nice smoker you got there...
  17. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to have you with us Dave, 

    Nice rig too

  18. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Welcome aboard, im sure you will find an answer to every question here on SMF, I would also recommend the free e-course. happy smoking!

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