New member checking In from Toledo Bend, Many, La.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gasmoke56, Jul 29, 2013.

  1. Just joined and hope to learn a lot.  My name is Gary and  I have had the same smoker for 20 years (an old Okla Joe, 20" offset smoker with a 42" horizontal section, 54" vertical section which I acquired in a trade for two gas grills). I am a student when it comes to BBQ and have come to realize that I do not know nearly as much as I need to produce really good BBQ consitantly. This looks like the place to get the help you need to raise your game and I look forward to learning from the great experience that resides in the forum. I had the good luck to be born and raised in GA, and have lived most of the last 17 years in Texas so I have experienced some great Pork and Beef BBQ over the last 57 years and love burning meat over a fire. I also have a Weber kettle, the best charcoal grill for the money ever made(and a great smoker for some things), and a Caja China roasting box and I play with all of them. I am semi-retired, spend a lot of time on Toledo Bend with my wife, chasing bass, crappie and a grandson. 

    New student signing in, and thanks for the help in advance of the lessons. 
  2. 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. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Gary! :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!

    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!

    Yes you did have some pretty good luck back then!
  4. seenred

    seenred Group Lead OTBS Member

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

  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn OTBS Member

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

    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!


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