New guy in Cullowhee

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by grumbum, Aug 15, 2013.

  1. Good Morning Everyone,

    I grew up in Chapel Hill, NC so eastern style smoked pork is what I grew up on, wishing I was back in the pit. I love cooking and I love experimenting and Have always had fascination with smoking meat, so I figured quit dreaming about it and start smoking bubba. I found this forum just yesterday and you guys have quite a knowledgeable and friendly community here so I am very excited to join up. I live in the mountains in Cullowhee, North Carolina now and there is no good bbq or smoked meat of any quality around here so stepping up my game is something I am truly looking forward to. I am going to get a smoker within the next 2 weeks. I have a friend with an offset smoker that is really rusted on the inside. I also have been looking at some vertical models between $80-$150 bucks both cylinders and cabinet style. Any recommendations on a good smoker to learn on and/or should I not even entertain the idea of salvaging the rusty one? Sorry for rambling on and if I sound like a novice, well it is because I am, so any advice or help is greatly appreciated. Thank you guys again and I look forward to being a member of this community.

  2. Bob[​IMG]

    Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    Also check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you bunches no matter your experience level!

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

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

  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Bob and welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.

  5. wjordan52

    wjordan52 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the forums Bob. If you're looking for a simple and inexpensive smoker that will turn out some great 'Q' I'd suggest a UDS. There are a lot of folks here that use them, and all the information you'd ever want to know is available via the search bar. Let us know what you decide on... and we like pictures. [​IMG]
  6. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome , Bob , to the Family. We hope this becomes your home for all BBQ needs and news. [​IMG]

    Are you Handy [​IMG]  if so, refurbish the Offset. Do some Mods. on it and go to town on your cooking.

    Check out my "Article" on Stickburning 101 for some ideas to control fire.                                        Have fun exploring our little part of the World , and feel free to comment or add to any discussions.

    Welcome to your new Hobby and as always . . .                             

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