Hey y'all!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gtstommy, Feb 15, 2016.

  1. gtstommy

    gtstommy Newbie

    My name is Tommy, I live in South West Florida (Naples,) so I'm blessed to be able to cook outdoors all year long.  I have been grilling for 15 years or so, but just now getting interested in smoking.  I have a charcoal-based 2-in-1 that allows for me to do both.  I have loads of wood available, living so close to the Everglades, I am really curious about exploring what that may have to offer.  I smoked a brined turkey for Thanksgiving (completely on a whim) that turned out great.  So, I'm really stoked on this process.  Any help with woods, equipment, easier things to get started would be great.  Just got into brining as well.  Thanks for y'all's help!
  2. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Tommy, welcome to the board! Dive in to the conversations!  My sister used to live in Kendall, west side of Miami.
  3. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC. It's good to have you on this great site.
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!

    I'm up in the middle of the state.

    Lots of oak in Florida, citrus trees are also good wood to use.

    Most of the grocery stores around sell a blend of splits, oak, hickory, & pecan in the winter.

    I buy enough to last through the summer. Although I don't do much smoking in the summer, it's just too hot.

  5. gtstommy

    gtstommy Newbie

    Thanks for the welcomes!  I know Kendall very well, BlueWhisper.  And, Joe, I used to live in Anderson, my wife's family is from that area, small world!  Al, I'll check some of the stores around here, looking forward to getting better versed in all of this!
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    halfsmoked Master of the Pit Group Lead SMF Premier Member

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