Howdy!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by noobsmoke, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. noobsmoke

    noobsmoke Fire Starter

    Howdy guys! I'm as noob as they come and I'm checking in from Houston, Texas. I just got a char-grill pro w side firebox two weeks ago and have grilled on it already, but am very new to grilling/smoking. I've been lurking the forums for a while but am ready to participate and get to cooking!

    My neighbors have been having friendly grillin' competitions and I feel left out. Help me kick their butts! :)
     
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Noobsmoke. We'll have ya kickin the neighbor's butts in no time.[​IMG]
    Glad to have you here.
     
  3. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey noobsmoke!
    Houston I love it there! I have a bff that lives in Houston with his lovely family and some other friends that just moved to Friendship, to be close to MD Anderson as Terry has brain cancer. In any event, we will be out the the last w/e of Feb 09 for the BBQ comp at the Houston Rodeo...
    can I tell ya, on Sat we will be at Saint Arnolds, and Sunday we will be at the Ragin' Cajun eating about a jillion LBS of crayfish.....oh did I mention the Lone Star beer??
    By the time we get out there you will be out smokin' me!
    Happy Houston smokes!!
     
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF. glad you found smoking and us.
     
  5. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  6. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Noob...Best place on the Web to learn all you need to know about smoking..glad you decided to join.
     
  7. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad ya joined us at SMF, Noob. If you're interested in learning the basics of smoking meats, sign up for the free 5-day ecourse that's offered through the site. It'll get ya to switch from grilling mode to smoking mode, with ease!

    Hope to see more of your posts and qvue!
     
  8. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, just jump in and smoke, and post some QVIEWS.
     
  9. Hey Noob, welcome aboard, if you want to blow your neighbor's socks off, I'd recommend Meowy's pulled pork approach found here:

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ead.php?t=8111

    Ends up great every time...one piece of advice based on experience, the mistake I made early on was to think more smoke was best (thick, billowy smoke), but try to get your fire so the smoke is consistent, but relatively light the elusive "Thin Blue Smoke"...dig around on the site some, you can find nearly ANYTHING here. Happy smoking!
     
  10. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

    Hey noob, welcome to smf! One of the first things that you want to do with the chargriller is ignore that thermometer in the lid, as it is nowhere close to accurate. Go to wallyworld and get ya self an oven thermometer. i think that they are 4 or 5 bucks Put it in the smoke chamber right next to where ur masterpiece is developing. Get used to the operation of your unit and then check out some of the mods that have been posted to make it more better...err... efficient. [​IMG]
     
  11. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF. Not only will the neighbor's butts be kicked, they'll be askin' you to smoke them too LOL! Enjoy!
     

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