Hello from Sunny Southern California

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by man0fsteel, Sep 23, 2013.

  1. Hi all,

    I'm glad I stumbled upon this newsgroup! A little history of my smoking hardware:

    I got my first smoker back in 1990, a Brinkman thing that was basically a charcoal grill with a water pan and a door thru which you could plop soaked wood chunks onto the hot coals. I then upgraded to a Masterbuilt maybe 5 years ago and was getting pretty good results, until a power surge fried the circuit board.  I used the excuse to upgrade to a Cookshack Elite Smokette and have been getting even better at it, having successfully smoked prime rib dinners at Christmas Eve the past 3 years.

    Now when I bought the Cookshack, I got an insulator plate so I could cold smoke. I bought it without any knowledge of how well it would work. My first attempt at cold smoking whitefish didn't work...it got too hot inside and ended up hot smoking (and had some seriously overly smokey tasting fish)

    So now, I've 'upgraded' my cold smoking capabilities by going MacGuyver and converting the old Masterbuilt smoker box.  Here is a picture for your laughter and enjoyment...Please excuse the oven/microwave combo stand...I was fresh outta cinder blocks, lol!

    Looking forward to putting her to good use!



  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Greg! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!
    Last edited: Sep 23, 2013
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Greg, ans welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  5. Hello, and Welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.[​IMG]

    Pretty neat,   ---- I'm an RF guy


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