Hi from Smith Mountain Lake, VA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by lou f, Jun 17, 2011.

  1. Hello all,

    I have been smoking for over 15 years. My first smoker was a propane, wore that one out in a few years so my son bougt me another. Wore that one out so I picked up an MES at Sams about 8 years ago. I just smoked that one to death so I went to Sams last month and bought a new one. Did Spares last week and am doing my first Butt on the new smoker today.

    I belonged to SMF years ago, but kind of lost track of you guys. Hope to spend more time on the forum, now that I am retired and have more time to smoke [​IMG].

    The adventure continues.
     
  2. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Lou - Glad to have you back
     
  3. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    Hi Lou!!!

    Welcome..

    This site has tons of info.

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

    WIKIs.

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

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

    Craig
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/about-jeffs-5-day-ecourse
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/basic-pulled-pork-smoke
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/finishing-sauce-for-pulled-pork-by-

    soflaquer
    http://www.susanminor.org/forums/showthread.php?736-Curing-Salts
    http://www.educationbug.org/a/marinate-vs--marinade.html
     
  4. 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
     


    Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.   Click Here

    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...
     
  5. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad your back Lou

    Bring on the Qview [​IMG]
     
  6. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
     
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF I am glad you joint us  
     
  8. 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]
     

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