Hello from Florida

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by s1oliver, Jul 14, 2014.

  1. Hey everyone, I just joined the group and wanted to introduce myself real quick. My name is Scott and I live in Jacksonville, Florida with my wife and 3 children. I've used smokers for a few years now and currently am using a Great Outdoors Smoky Mountain propane smoker, so far I'm happy with it but will one day upgrade to something nicer. I'm not great at this smoking meat thing but I can produce some pretty decent meals so I'm looking forward to gaining some knowledge from the site so I appreciate everyone who came before me and has shared their knowledge and experience on this site.
     
  2. Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

    Danny

    http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse
     
  3. Scott,

    Great to have you on the forum. You've come to the right place to learn, feel free to ask questions, and as KC recommends take the smoking-basics-e-course.

    I am just down the road from you in Lake City.

    Ron
     
  4. Hello Scott, welcome to SMF. Glad you joined up

    Gary S
     
  5. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum, this is one great site for help and great recipes. I have enjoyed it over the last two years and I have gotten much help when needed. Don't be afraid to ask.

    Craig
     
  6. Thanks guys for the warm welcome, I look forward to learning from you guys. I am working my way through the e-course now, good information in there so thanks for the suggestions on that.
     
  7. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. You fish too?? Lots of good people here. You will learn quick. Just across the state from you near Chiefland/Cedar Key..........and Gainesville. So..............GO GATORS !!  [​IMG]
     
  8. Thanks, I'm not into fishing but I see we'll have plenty to talk about come football season :)  Go Noles!
     
  9. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    They have any football teams in Florida?

    [​IMG]Welcome to SMF
     
  10. billydare68

    billydare68 Newbie

    Welcome, Scott...

    I just joined yesterday. I have a 1/2 brother living there in Jacksonville. You might try some wings in your smoker. They are small, and normally are done (165 F.) in about 20-30 minutes. I cut them into separate parts so that they cook quicker, eat easily, and absorb smoke well. For the chicken, I still use an instant read thermometer--I really do not like surprises!--under-cooked chicken, Ugh! Your acid test is: IF the kids eat 'em, you are IN! My problem is my dog.

    He will eat anything spelled: h-u-m-a-n  f-o-o-d !! He gits all the gristle and skin tidbits--but certainly not the bones! 

    Another  "Quickie" is drumsticks. They will take longer--about 40+ minutes if you set your temp control up to 225 F. I really like the finger-foods since they are small, quick to handle, and popular for most occasions. Another advantage to quickies is that families like mine, where nobody had time to eat a "sit-down-meal" during the week, can eat a quick "to-go" menu without much fuss. --Bill
     
  11. Bobank03

    We do have football teams in Florida and as a matter of fact, they play with fully inflated balls.[​IMG]
     

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