Mike from Upstate SC

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by clemsonmike323, Feb 19, 2014.

  1. Hey guys my name is Mike and I'm a pretty big newb when it comes to smoking. I have a offset SFB smoker. I know, I know it's not the best thing in the world, but the birthday is coming up in May and plan on asking the wifey for a new one. With 2 young children (who are both still in daycare by the way) I don't really have the funds I would like to spend on a new smoker. Anyway, I smoked about 8 times last summer/fall. Mainly butts, ribs, and leg quarters. I must be doing something right because my wife has always hated pulled pork and last year she kept asking me when I was going to make more. This is the greatest hobby in the world and there's nothing better than spending a day sitting by the smoker with the kids playing in the yard. Hope to learn a lot of the knowledge that you guys have spread across this website. Planning on smoking this Saturday... Can't wait!!
     
  2. [​IMG]Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   

     

    Gary

     
  3. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    Hey Mike, from Myrtle Beach!  I agree with you 100%. You will find lots of great ideas and friendly folks here who are willing to help if you ever need it. So what are planning on smoking Saturday?  I'll be doing some myself, just haven't decided yet what it will be.
     
  4. mtm, Myrtle Beach home of never a dull moment!!! I haven't gotten down that way in a few years I need to try to get there this year.

    As far as Sat goes I'm thinking right now a 10lb butt and about 4 racks of baby backs. Lump oak charcoal and haven't decided on cherry or pecan yet. What you got in mind for Sat?
     
  5. Welcome Mike.  I am also from the upstate (Liberty to be exact).  I am a fellow Clemson fan and an avid smoker.  Send me a private message any time and I will gladly help if I can.

    Travis
     
  6. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Mike!

         I'm also a Clemson man .,., class of '64. I currently live in Covington, Ga (about 30 miles east of Atlanta). This is indeed a great place to feed your habit. It's loaded with great advice and great people. Good luck with your smoke this weekend.
     
  7. dougmays

    dougmays Limited Mod Group Lead

    Welcome Mike!
     
  8. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    You got that right, Mike!  You should try to make it down for the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ competition this year. Great Q, beer, and great beach music...what a combination!
     
  9. Thanks for the welcome responses. Certainly glad to see the Clemson faithful well represented. There truly is something in those hills....
     
  10. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sounds like you've got it all figured out already, now you just have to keep meat on the fire. Ain't life great! Just wait till you start the mac & cheese and/or wickedly good beans on the pit, throw on some garlic bread, use the good "Dixie" china. Your bride will be loving it! LOL... but she'll never understand the pictures.......ROFLMAO!

    You guys sound like you've almost got a Myrtle Beach group thingie started.
     
    Last edited: Feb 19, 2014
  11. When is the Beach, Boogie, and BBQ festival? Sounds like we may have our vacation spot for this year!!
     
  12. mtm29575

    mtm29575 Smoke Blower

    I haven't seen the dates for this year yet, but last year it was Labor Day weekend.
     

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