Hello from the San Francisco Bay Area

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by greglovesbeer, Aug 7, 2013.

  1. Hi Everyone,

    I've been a lurker for the past 6 months or so, while planning my entry to the smoking lifestyle. I got here by identifying food items and saying "I could probably smoke that" and google kept bringing me back here. I've gleamed a lot of info on meats, methods and tools and am ready to jump in whole hog.

    My gas powered GOSM 2-drawer widebody (is there an acronym for that?) got delivered yesterday and I spent a good part of last night putting it together. I figured that was official enough to come and make my first post.

    I've slow cooked shoulder and ribs without smoke (Oven & modified grills) with moderate success. I also enjoy making beer based brines and sauces. I'm also a accomplished homebrewer (hence the screen name) and was looking for another hobby that lets me geek out on processes, recipies and tools. Smoking is a great fit.

    Here's some other info about me

    screenname: Greglovesbeer
    Smoker: GOSM - Propane- 2 drawer widebody
    Accessories: AMNPS, Q-MATZ, iGrill,
    Location: San Francisco Penninsula (San Mateo County)
    Weather: Great. No Snow. Rarely over 100

    Looking forward to smoke: Chuckies and Fatties to start. Also excited about the wierd stuff. SPAM, Hard boiled eggs, pies.

    Thanks again for all the good info. Attached is a pic of the new smoker. I can't wait to get some Qview going.

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Greg! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your Profile to show the other SMF members where you are located? Might meet a few neighbors!

    You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great information....no matter what your experience level might be!

    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 Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    Here is the proper way to post Q-view or photos here at SMF. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/125263/how-to-upload-a-photo-q-view-to-your-post

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

    Last edited: Aug 7, 2013
  4. Thanks for the warm welcome all. QView updated to imbedded image and profile updated.

  5. Greg[​IMG]

    Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    I'm also a home brewer

    Happy smoken.

  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome! I love your forum name!

    You have already been lurking so you know how much information is on this forum. If I could make a suggestion, post some of your projects with pictures and descriptions. You will get a ton of advice and suggestions an different things to try.

  7. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    HI Greg, and welcome to the forums!  You've found a great place for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  When in doubt, just ask and someone here will have the answer.

  8. tobycat

    tobycat Meat Mopper

    Greetings Greg!! glad to have another SF Bay Area member! Good helpful folks here, but if you've been lurking you already know that!  I see you brew beer, I like a bit of the homebrew myself - Sparge.

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