Hello from East Kentucky

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smo ky, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. My name is Jason and I am faily new to smoking.  I live about as far in the middle of nowhere as you can get in East Kentucky but I wouldn't have it any other way as I am as country as cornbread as they say.  I bought a Master Forge vertical gas smoker two years ago and smoked quite a bit that summer.  Last summer I didn't do as much as I became an avid fan of dirt track racing.  May actually combine the two this year.

    I received a CharGriller with the gas and charcoal combination for Christmas.  My wifey is the greatest.  I am going to buy the side fire box but have never smoked with charcoal before.  Do you think I should wait for it to warm up before I try my first smoke with charcoal?  I have smoked with my gas before in the winter and didn't have any problems but from what I have read on here charcoal is an entirely different animal.

    Also I drew an archery cow elk tag here in KY.  No luck yet but I was thinking if I did happen to take one I would save one of the front legs for smoking.  Anyone ever tried smoking an elk shoulder?
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

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

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


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  3. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jason!

    Glad to hear wifey is the greatest.  Take care of her!  A bad one can ..... oh well!  LOL

    Good luck and good smoking.
  4. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Jason, Charcoal will work fine when it's cold, just may have to add a little extra.

    Never tried the smoking Elk thing, but if one makes it to Florida I'll be all over it [​IMG]      [​IMG]
  6. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic


    I got nothing on the charcoal question - sorry, I use a gasser myself.

    Good luck with your elk tag.  

  7. 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 Basics 5-Day eCourse

    Charcoal will work in cold no problem you just use a bit more. I run a Gasser at home and a WSM at the lake. Good luck on your Elk hunt
  8. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  9. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!

    Would you please update your profile to include your location. Thank-you.
    Last edited: Dec 30, 2011
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Jason. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  12. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome good to have you here !!!!
  13. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  14. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF - like Al mentioned, please update your profile to include your location

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