New Guy in Buffalo, NY

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by grande, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. grande

    grande Fire Starter

    Well, here in Buffalo it's currently about 20°F. What better weather for BBQ?

    Actually, I'm new to the whole world of smoking meat. I love BBQ & my mother-in-law decided to buy me a smoker for Christmas. (I love you Mom!!) I just sured the smoker this past weekend & I am itching to take it for a test run. From what I've read, pork shoulder is fairly forgiving to newbies, so I figured that that would be a good place to start.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading through the posts here. I have a lot to learn.
  2. wahouse8

    wahouse8 Fire Starter

    Hey Grande!

    Welcome, I am from Niagara on the Canadian side! I am still a newbie so I will leave advice for the pro's but I have to say you have found the HOLY GRAIL of smoking here. These folks are awesome and quick! I did some steaks and posted a message and by time I hit refresh I already had advice on how to proceed!

  3. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome aboard Grande, glad to have u. try jeffs e-course there lotsa to learn there.The folks here are more than happy to help out & alot to learn on the left side.Ya pork butt a good place to start & your mother in law is gonna start spending more time at your house as your smokes go on.hehe
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, best smokin' site on the net. Congrats on your new smoker, what brand is it? Regarding the pork shoulder, they are foregiving. Try some ABT's when you have the chance, you have a lot of leqdway and variety. Good smokin'.
  5. buddy

    buddy StickBurners

    Hey Grande , welcome to SMF.
  6. fred420

    fred420 Meat Mopper

    welcome from one buffolonian to another.....whereabouts youy from?west seneca here........damn cold to smoke but i get desperate and heat my garage to smoke when this cold and windy outside...good luck with your smoke.....
  7. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF !!!
    Pork shoulder and butt are good choices for 1st smokes. Also meatloaf, fattys, ABT's and Dutch's wicked baked beans just to give you a few more ideas for latter smokes.
  8. lance-a-lot

    lance-a-lot Fire Starter

    Welcome to the site- As far as pork butts go your right, you can do just about anything to them (and I have) and they still come out great!! very forgiving.
  9. zdave

    zdave Fire Starter

    Not only are pork butts forgiving, but they're generally pretty cheap, so you can forgive yourself as well!
  10. abelman

    abelman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard, I've done some fishing up your way, 18 Mile and Oak Orchard creeks.

    Great county and some folks who can do some cooking.
  11. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Grande!
  12. longshot

    longshot Meat Mopper OTBS Member

    Welcome Grande,
    Don't miss out on Jeff's e-course and ask lots of questions.

  13. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Check out the 5 day ecourse . You wont regret it!
  14. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site. Great to have you here.

  15. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
  16. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Grande! I'm not sure about what ya meant by "sured the smoker", but I think ya meant seasoned it? Good thing to do. HEre's a recent thread on it:

    The 5 day ecourse is a great tutorial on the basics and some tricks and tips too.

    And thanks for Hasek. ;{)
  17. grande

    grande Fire Starter

    Thanks for all of your replys. I actually live in Lancaster, Fred. So I'm not too far away from you.

    I signed-up for Jeff's e-Course yesterday. I'm looking forward to doing some reading. I really wanted to try & get a smoke in this weekend, but my wife & daughter are going out of town, so it will just be me & my 2-year old son. I'll probably wait until next weekend. Pulled pork sandwiches for the Super Bowl sounds pretty good.

    The smoker that I have is a Smokey Hollow electric unit. I realize that it's not the best for the purist, but I figure that it will be good to get me started.
  18. grande

    grande Fire Starter

    Actually, I have one question. I read the thread on seasoning. When I "cured" my smoker I coated it with vegetable oil & let it run at max. temperature for 2-1/2 hours. Was I supposed to put some water & wood chips in there?
  19. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I always have with both of mine so far!!

    Welcome to smf !!!!!!!!!!!

    May all you smokes go smooth with thin blue smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!
  20. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF Grande. No sage wisdom to impart, but you can certainly find what you're looking for here.

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