Hello from North Florida.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gatordunn, Jun 16, 2011.

  1. Hello my name is David I live in North Florida and I guess you would call me an intermediate smoker/grill-er. I have a 7 or 8 year old Char Broil Silver smoker and a basic Weber for my grilling. I have a KC BBQ kind of taste, like it sweet with some heat. I'm not so much in to the Carolina vinegar type stuff but am happy to expand my horizons. I've found several new ideas on this forum and look forward to learning more.

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]   Glad to have you with us! 
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hi David!!!

     Lots of North Fl folks here..


    This site has tons of info.

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


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

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


  4. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'm around the Chiefland/Cedar Key area. Welcome aboard and "Go Gators" !!
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.  Lots of Florida smokers here.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad you decided to join us David,

    There is lots of stuff you can learn here.

    The most important is

    [​IMG]    Don't forget the Qview  [​IMG]

  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF David  I am glad you joint us

    You are in the right place the folks here are help full and knowledgeable

    Don’t forget the Qview      
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off Welcome to SMF. You'll like this place for here are alot of really good folks here that would do anything that they can to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. I also live in Northeast Florida myself Jacksonville's northside actually. So enjoy you will learn alot here.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction

    Mark k
    Last edited: Jun 16, 2011
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  10. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. Have fun and Happy smoking
  11. 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

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    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. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.

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

    14. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...
  12. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard, glad to have ya!
  13. Thanks to everyone for the warm welcome. I'm going to pull a Boston butt on fathers day and am looking forward to giving the finishing sauce a try.

  14. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Welcome GatorDunn! Go Gators!  originally from the north fla area, lived in gainesville for 5 years while going to UF, not unfortunatley in south florida
  15. I grew up in Miami.... Then was lucky enough to move a bit North.
  16. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

     It is a little nicer and a lot quieter up here. [​IMG]

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