Howdy from Houston, TX!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by charger8206, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. charger8206

    charger8206 Newbie

    Hi everybody, I just joined, so I wanted to take a minute to introduce myself.  I have been in love with smoked meat since I was a child.  I'm originally from Louisiana and remember by first taste.  My grandfather had a little all aluminum pit that he built.  Believe it or not, he smoked squirrels with actual pecan shells.  I guess both were plentiful and free on his land.  He also used to smoke flounder and redfish.  I have been chasing the tastes I remember as a child like a junkie all my life and have never had anything like it since. 

    I was at Sam's the other day and they had a 40" MasterBuilt Smoker that was listed as "Missing screws" for $100 off.  Not wanting to miss out on putting the fate of finding that taste I remember as a kid into my own hands, I figured I can buy a lot of screws for $100, so all I had to do was be able to sweet talk my wife into taking it home - which I successfully did.  I got it home, unboxed it and could not find one thing that it was missing.  It appears it is working 100%!  I completed the "seasoning" of the smoker tonight, so hopefully I will be able to smoke something before the weekend is up.

    On a side note, I found this site because I was looking for different meat recipes and saw a lot of referrals to Jeff's Rub and BBQ sauce recipes.  Although I do not know him, there were a lot of people happy using his recipes, so being that the money from those recipes fund this site, I went ahead and bought them to help support a good cause.  If I end up with something that makes my tongue try to beat my tonsils to death if I don't swallow something fast enough, than that's even better!

    Looking forward to chatting with everyone in the future!

  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you joined us Paul, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
    Looking forward to seeing pics of your Masterbuilt in action!
  3. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Howdee Howdee Paul Sounds like it was your day in Sams, did ya get a lotto ticket on the way home? There so many inspirations here and all you have to do is tweak 'em to fit what you like. There are some amazing ideas its almost scary. Pick nearly any food and research it and some one has tryed smoking it.

    Nice meeting ya

    Oh and whats wrong with pecan shells been using 'em for a long long time.
  4. webowabo

    webowabo Master of the Pit

    Howdy charger... fellow Texan....Welcome to SMF... its a great place to learn... plenty plenty of knowledge around here. Look forward to seeing some post of your cooks...
  5. 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.

    Happy smoken.

  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Paul and welcome aboard!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  When you can't find the answer you're looking for, just ask and someone here will have the answer.

  7. 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 some neighbors!

    You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great 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!

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


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