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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jesse624, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Hello to all... I'm new to this site and thought I'd introduce myself.  I'm Jesse, live in Baton Rouge, LA, a retired mechanical engineer from the Petro-Chemical industry.  Just turned 68 today and the family got me a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker for my birthday.  I did however, drop several hints that the WSM would make a nice gift.  I also have a very old New Brunsfield vertical smoker with a horz. fire box/grill attached.  I've tried my hand at smoking some meats and salmon in the NB smoker with limited success.  It was very hard to maintain a constant cooking temperature.  I have grilled with The Weber charcoal grills now for over 50 years (I think I'm on my 4th Weber grill so far).  I have never enjoyed the flavor of food cooked on the gas grills, so I've always stayed with charcoal. 

    So now I've got the WSM vertical smoker, and so far I am very, very pleased with it.  I intend to use it for smaller size meals, ie, a couple chickens, rack of ribs (pork), a turkey, or a roast or two.  Nothing too big or large volume.

    I frequently look at this site for advise and information, and have enjoyed the commentary. 
  2. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  3. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Jesse! Glad to have you with us!
  4. Welcome to SMF Jesse. Glad to have you aboard.

    Hope your brain is like a sponge, cause there is alot of info here to soak up.

    Happy Smokin'

  5. owlcreeksmoker4

    owlcreeksmoker4 Smoking Fanatic Group Lead

    Welcome to SMF! I would def recommend the free E-course and investigating the forums for any knowledge you would like to have. happy smoking!
  6. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...Lots of WSM guys here to help you out...JJ
  7. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi Jesse, glad to have with us 
  8. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jesse!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  9. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!

     Glad to have another member from Red Stick. Ya ever find you have to much meat on your hands ,There's a few of us  in the area that will gladly help you out w/ that problem.
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF - glad to have you here. Congrats on your retirement 
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

          Make bacon the easy way!!

  12. dewetha

    dewetha Smoking Fanatic

  13. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome   Jesse!

    great place here . lot of info and great people on here

    that love to help.
  14. steamaway

    steamaway Smoke Blower

    Welcome Jesse from another newbie. Be careful, this forum is addictive! 
  15. so ms smoker

    so ms smoker Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

      Welcome to SMF! Your new addiction has begun!

  16. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine...
  17. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

  18. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this site for there are alot of really good folks here that would just lobe to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat.

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