New guy from FL

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by benltey, May 31, 2013.

  1. benltey

    benltey Fire Starter

    Hello everybody, my name's Bentley and have been smoking for a little over a year now. Started out on a cheap horizontal Charbroil smoker with no credible thermometer. Was still ablt to put out some pretty good meat though. Next to NCAA football it's what pretty much consumes my free time. I've been in the military going on 12 yrs now and have been stationed in Jax FL since 06, originally form GA. Learned most of what I know from my pops, uncles and grandfather... that man new his meat. But yeah, threw out the rusted out Charbroil and recently graduated to a man's smoker which was delivered earlier this week. I'll be breaking her in early tomorrow morning. I've peeked in on here a couple of times recently trying to figure out what I can do to improve my game. My Q comes out tasting excellent but the one gripe I have is IRT my ribs. Like I said the taste and tenderness is there but the appearance is lacking. They come out with a thick bark like on a butt and I'm looking for that nice glazed "red" look. I'll post some pics when I can into the appropiate section to better explain. In the mean time, I'll TRY to post some pics of the new smoker I'm working with. I know that it has to go through a filtering process so it'll take some time to show up but any tips on how to post an image on here? Thaks in advance.
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  2. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Bently, welcome to the Family.

    What is your new Smoker, No send a Q-view of it andsome Nummies to drool over [​IMG].

    Sorry I sound Bossy but we have [​IMG]  about that.

    Also, if you could , please includeur location in your Profile...Helps give clearer answers.

    Have fun and . . .
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  You just might be surprised to find some neighbors!

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to matter what your experience level might be!

    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.

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

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  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the Forums, Bentley!  Glad you've joined us.  This is a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking, grilling, and curing great foods!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help, and you'll get plenty! 

    Here is a tutorial on posting photos that'll help:

  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    OOPS!  I see Kat beat me to it!

  7. benltey

    benltey Fire Starter

    Thanks for the welcome fellas....and miss. Profile is oficially updated. I'll be doing a nice size cook tonight/tomorrow morningso I'll be sure to upload some photos. Here's the new grill I'll be breaking in tonight. I'll get a chance to go over the rules and regs shortly. Still new to online forums so it'll take a minute to get it down.


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  8. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Bentley! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!
  9. jckdanls 07

    jckdanls 07 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    welcome to your new addiction (forums).. that's a big step up from the charbroil... what brand is it ?
  10. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Wow, Bentley...that's a real nice pit!  Congrats on that, and now its time to get that big boy dirty!

    Be sure to show and tell us how it cooks.

  11. benltey

    benltey Fire Starter

    Thanks man, I found a guy locally that builds'em. Not too bad of a price either. Whoever did the welding could use some practice but all and all I'm  more than happy wth it. The flat on the smoe stack boke off as soon as I went to adjust it last night so I'll have to call buddy up and have him replace it, but t can handle a load that's for sure. I posted some pics of this mornigs cook a little bit ago in the pork forum.

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