New guy saying hello and thanks.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smoking weights, Aug 3, 2013.

  1. Hey all,
    I've been reading on here for close to 6 months, but I'd never created an account. I've always loved BBQ and the process of smoking. Many people in my family have always smoked meat, but up until 3 months ago, I'd never tried to do it myself. I decided it was time to tackle a new hobby. After reading many reviews on here, I bought the "old style" 40" stainless MES from Academy for a smokin price of $299. I read that the old style was much better than the newer version.

    My first smoke was a 12lb brisket about 3 months ago. It turned out very well with the knowledge I picked up here on the forum. Since then, I've done more brisket, pork loin, whole chickens, and currently as I type this, I have my first pork butt in the smoker rounding the 12 hour mark. It's currently about 184* IT.

    Anyway, just wanted to say hello and thanks.
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :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 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    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!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. 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.

  4. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    That's really cool, glad you found the smoker you wanted, and have successfully researched and achieved tastee rewards. Its how it all starts. Next it will be YOUR secret ingredients, that the family will all want to know. The neighbors will smell smoke and not call the fire dept but instead come bearing gifts of side dishes and deserts (soon they will know your favorites).

    Think about it, race car drivers don't enjoy losing a race while learning, golfers don't enjoy continuously looking for lost balls while learning, shooters... buying shells, BUT smokers get to eat all their learning projects. I don't understand why there are not more smokers, but then we'd have to stand in line at the butcher's.

    Glad you are enjoying it, and look forward to seeing some of your achievements, I am sure they'll be inspirational!

    Its always a beautiful day when you are smoking, enjoy the smoke!
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums from another Oklahoman!  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.  When you can't find the answer you're looking for, just ask and someone here will have the answer.

  6. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    I just started smoking last fall and had limited success until I found this forum. I have learned so much from the kind members. As you have already found out, they are generous with answers to your questions and there are a ton of great ideas in the postings. One of the ways I learned the most was posting my projects with pictures and I always got support, advice and suggestions for differing ways to do things.

    I am sure you will love this forum as much as I do.

  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Show that smoke off with Q-View!  We love to see pics of what everyone is doing.

    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!


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