Long Island rookie checking in

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by skinnydan, May 28, 2013.

  1. Hello all,

    I've been lurking around for a week or two as prep for my first ever smoke which happened yesterday (more on that as I get the lay of the land better). 

    I've been grilling happily on a Weber propane grill for over 10 years, and in fact I haven't touched a charcoal grill in over 20 years. Back then it was burgers, dogs, and the occasional veggie burger that ended up as a street hockey puck more often than not. 

    A friend down the block was upgrading to a Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" so I bought his 18" WSM, which is only a year or two old and decided it was time to try my hand at smoking. I keep kosher so the cooking will be beef, chicken and fish (sorry, pig fans.) My two big goals are to learn to get much better than I am with temperature control, and to learn some patience.

    Yesterday's smoking experience was fun but nerve racking, and the results were mixed. I'm happy to report back in detail with pictures, I promise! I'm a decent amateur photographer so I wouldn't dream of sharing the story without the visuals.

    Anyway, thanks for the help the group has already been, and I hope to learn more over time.


    PS I'd appreciate some direction if there's a best place to post my first smoke story.
  2. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome. skinnydan. We enjoy corresponding with New Yorkers. Small town boy here...LOL

    Hang in with us and we'll have you up to speed in no time...

    Only catch is to send Q-view , or you get this:[​IMG]

    Don't get caught , we send violaters to the [​IMG]  . LOL

    Have fun and as always . . .
  4. I think I can handle the sin bin - 2 minutes for unphotogenic conduct?
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! since there are multiple meats in your smoke...just pick one of the parts of the forum...and go for it.  Poultry...Beef where ever!  We would love to see what you did!

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

    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. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

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

  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Dan! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food! Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!

  7. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Dan!!! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us!

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