Hello from WV

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cattech89, Sep 20, 2013.

  1. cattech89

    cattech89 Newbie

    Good afternoon everybody. My name is Seth and I'm happy to join the family you have here.
    I am not completely inexperienced but then again I'm certainly no expert. I dabbled with smoking a couple years ago when I borrowed a buddy's electric smoker for a little while. He moved away shortly thereafter and things have been so busy I couldn't justify buying a smoker.
    Nevertheless, I purchased the Smoke Hollow 4 in 1 about three months ago.
    I found a few modifications to improve the quality and after that, the thing has been great to work with. I greatly enjoy the versatility.

    Here are a few pictures of its first few voyages.

    The first is of a 4 lb pork loin that I picked up one afternoon not long after I got the smoker. My wife is gluten intolerant and a lot of the store-bought rubs have ingredients that she can't have. ( since then I've dabbled around and came up with a rub recipe that I really like. ) so I came home and used what I had on hand, a big bottle of McCormick Montreal Steak. It turned out great. Smoked it about four hours until it reached temp.

    My next adventure was Potatoes. The wifey and I weren't very hungry on evening and we had a couple of potatoes on hand so I fired up the smoker, speared the potatoes with a fork, rubbed them in olive oil, and rubbed with Montreal steak seasoning. Hands down the best baked potato I've ever had. Served with a healthy portion of butter, and a dollop of cottage cheese with a sprinkle of the rub recipe I'd come up with.

    My favorite smoking experience to date though was this little jewel...
    One particular evening the wifey and were craving pizza, but not your ordinary, everyday, type pizza. So we ran to the store to pick up some new ingredients. Like I said before, the wifey is allergic to gluten so we used Udi's brand pizza crusts, which come two in a package. One for me, one for her. :D I got the smoker going and coated one side I the crusts with a butter infused olive oil and flopped then down to get crisped up. Once a got a good base I brought them back inside and put down more butter infused olive oil, spinach, red onion, red pepper, shiitake mushrooms, and thinly sliced pork tenderloin that I had smoked the night before. All of this topped with white cheddar and provolone. Took it back and smoked it for about 30 mins. One the crust was done I took it inside and stuck it under the broiler to get the cheese all bubbly. After it was sliced my wife drizzled a balsamic reduction that she made while I was tending to the pizza.

    Sorry for the extended post, I really enjoy sharing and I hope to learn even more!
    I'm actually going to attempt to smoke an 8lb picnic butt this weekend. I'll be sure to let you know how it goes. :D

    Thanks for listening!

  2. Welcome, it's always nice to another mountaineer on here. This is a great site, full of information to Take in.
  3. 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!

  4. Hello and welcome from East Texas   Looks good I want to come eat with you.

  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Seth and welcome to the forums!  That Qview looks great!  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.

  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Canada, Seth.

    Wow, great Qview (pictures) to start. I love the baked potato method and will try it. I look forward to more of your posts.

  7. cattech89

    cattech89 Newbie

    Thanks to everyone! Happy to be here.
    Countrysmoke, I agree, glad to meet another 'eer.
  8. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Great looking pizza... thanks... now I want to make a pizza...but my smokers are 200miles away
    .. stupid work..!
  9. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :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!!!

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