New to smoking in PA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by pittpenfan71, May 31, 2013.

  1. Hello all, I'm new to smoking. My name is Nathan and I'm from Butler, Pa just north of Pittsburgh. I recently purchased a 18" Smokey Mountain Cooker. I've pretty much always baked my ribs in the oven and cooked my pork butts in a crockpot. I thought I'd give smoking a try.
     
  2. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! After this...you will never bake ribs again!  I could never do ribs and get them right....and now Ribs are my favorite thing to smoke!

    Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

    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. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

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

    Kat
     
    Last edited: May 31, 2013
  3. tank

    tank Smoke Blower

    Welcome.  I live about 30 minutes outside of Pittsburgh and have a 22.5 WSM.  Any questions just pm me, and I will try to help you out.
     
     
  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Nathan! :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!
    You will never go back to the oven or crock pot again!
     
  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the Forums, Nathan!  Glad you've joined us.  This is a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking, grilling, and curing great food!  Just ask any time you need help, and you'll get plenty! 

    Red
     
  6. smoke slinger

    smoke slinger Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF and congrats on the new toy. Once you do a couple things on the smoker you will be hooked.
     
  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello and a BIG [​IMG],Nathan from Butler,Pa. [​IMG]

    Glad you decided to join the Family. Fortunately, you will never be doing Meats in the Kitchen after your introduction to Smoked foods [​IMG]  .

    Get ready for a great journey and the making of some Great friends .

    Jump in and voice your opinion anytime ahve fun and as always .  .  .
     
  8. foamheart

    foamheart Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    LOL.... its an addiction, you walk in the store and head straight to the meat counter then ask the butcher what is a good deal for smoking today! Its legal, its fun, you can drink cold beer while doing it, and you can eat all your mistakes?  How can it be bad!
     
  9. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome fellow Pennsylvanian!!!

    Yup---Tank can help you out----Good Guy!!

    Bear
     

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