Introduction -Hello Everyone from Katy, Tx! -

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by davidash76, Dec 27, 2011.

  1. davidash76

    davidash76 Newbie

    Hello all.  My name is David and I am a new member living in Katy, Texas.  I just purchased a MES 30 (digital).  I used the web site prior to joining to perform my research and make my purchase decision (this site has already proven helpful).  I'm am in the process of seasoning my new smoker and will probably throw some ribs on tonight just to get going. 

    I love cooking all types of foods and can't wait to add my smoker to the mix. I'm looking to learn how to smoke traditional meats as well as non-traditional food such as shrimp, burgers, pizza, etc..  I've seen a lot of interesting recipes thus far, have registered for the newsletter and continue to learn the site to try and develop an approach for learning  the fundamentals of smoking along with how to most effectively use the type of smoker I have.

    Thanks for allowing me to be a part of this community.  I look forward to learning many things and meeting lots of good people along the way.  I hope to eventually be able to help people as much as I am sure I will be helped.  Any guidance on where to start is greatly appreciated.  I will probably use the smoker recipe for ribs that came in my owner's manual.  This will give me time to locate the recipe for my next adventure tomorrow.

  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Well burgers, shrimp, pizza are not non-tradional foods on this forum!  That stuff is easy and we enjoy doing it pretty often.   You may consider a pre-cooked ham, meatloaf, sausages anything like that is very simple and a good way to get familiar with your smoker.

    Good luck and welcome to the forum,  thanks for checking in.  Look forward to your first Qview
  3. 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!!
  4. WELCOME!!!!!!
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    welcome David to SMF.

     I have the MES 40" . The unit really doesn't get hot enough to cook pizza. i smoke all the ingrediants and make the pizza and cook in oven.

     MES does a good job on low and slow smoking .
  6. Welcome glad your here [​IMG]
  7. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you check out the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info. Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, David!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome from across town.  Spring Texas in the house love the MES smoker.
  10. hoity toit

    hoity toit Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Heh David, Welcome to the SMF !  You will find a ton of information and a great support group for all of your smoking & cooking endeavors. 

    I used to live in Katy back in the late 70's before moving to New Braunfels, Tx. If you ever get this way give us a shout .

    PS: try a nice 5 pound roast in your smoker. You will love it !

  11. Welcome fellow Texan and MES owner.

    Like you, I used this site to ultimately make the decision to invest in a MES.

    Like any new toy, the more you use it the better it gets.
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there David. 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 yu 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
  13. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us! 

    David, would you please update your profile to include your location. Thank-you

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