Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by brian, Dec 17, 2011.

  1. brian

    brian Fire Starter

    Hi Everyone!  Im Brian from Indianapolis.  I just came across the forum a few minutes ago and figured I should get signed up.

    I havent been through the forum so Ill keep this at a quick hello till I learn the rules around here LOL! 
  2. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...Take your time, check out the free E-course and ask any question that comes to mind...JJ
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Glad to have ya aboard!
  4. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  5. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!
  6. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  7. brian

    brian Fire Starter

    Hey thanks everyone.  Well heres some info about me incase I can help give to the group.  I went to culinary school after high school, didnt finish but I got what I wanted out of it.  I ran a few steak houses over the years and went back to my old stand by job of puoring concrete, started with my Dad when I was about 8 years old (I think i was mostly in the way).  Now Im a decorative concrete contractor, somewhere in there I spent 15 years in the Carpenters Unikon mostly doing form work.  So I pour concrete countertops, sinks, furnature ect.  Im working on building a a pre-cast pizza oven 40" I.D. for under $1000.00, thats cheap if I can source my materials localy. 

    Ive had a few smokers in the past and curently have a gas vertical water smoker, but looking at something bigger to get in to competitons BBQ.  I probly have the same stuff as everyone else like turkey fryer a big ass gas grill (with a fridge built in it ;) ) keg-o-rater  (5 taps)  10 gallon all grain brewery, and the desire to build all kinds of stuff that  I want, I mean NEED and drives the wife crazy.  Any one have a thought about a Caja-China pig cooker, thats high on my list to make. 

    So, Im sure I'll get a lot of info from everyone and hope to be able to share as much back.

    Anyone have some info on smoked salt?
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Brian. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or you can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  9. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member



    This site has tons of info.

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

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

          Make bacon the easy way!!
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hey Brian welcome to SMF - I wish you were in CA - I too am researching a 40" pizza oven  and could use the concrete expertise.  I did find a place in NJ with some great shells - send me a PM if you want the link 
  11. brian

    brian Fire Starter

    Scarbelly I have a buddy in Berkley who is working on the same as me i'll get you his info when he gets it together.
  12. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  13. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome, Brian! 

    Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available here from all over the world.  GOOD LUCK!

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