Newbie from Oregon

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rodbuilder, Oct 30, 2007.

  1. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    My name is Gary, I'm 65 and been retired for 8 years now. The wife and I travel about 6 months out of the year in our RV. We go south for the winter for a couple of months and to the Oregon coast on a lake for 3 months. While at the Oregon coast this summer I finally got a GOSM propane smoker. I have smoked a couple of butts and ribs once and they turned out great thanks to all the folks here at the forum. A couple of my hobbies are woodworking and building custom fishing rods hence, rodbuilder.

    I'm sure I will have plenty of questions for the pro's and hope to contribute some myself...
  2. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF!
  3. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF! [​IMG]
  4. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, rodbuilder! It sounds like you've already discovered who much you can learn from the people here at SMF. Ask whatever questions you have and most likely someone will have some kind of answer for you. Glad you have you with us!
  5. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, questions are always welcome here and we love Q-View.
  6. phil s

    phil s Smoke Blower

  7. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, the best smokin' site on the net. Good to know you still enjoy fishing, have you smoked any trout?
  8. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    richoso1, I have smoked trout, salmon, steelhead and all sorts of pan fish for the last 40 years in a Little Chief and Big Chief electric smoker.

    Also have made jerkey from elk, deer, goose, duck, and beef...
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Gary, I'm looking forward to your input and your Qviews![​IMG]
  10. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    From one Oregonian to another, nice to have you on board. This is a great site and you will make some good friends in short order.

    I too, started out with Little Chiefs and Big Chiefs and in fact still have them. The little one is hard to beat for Salmon, because of it's built in lower temps. I have recently added the GOSM vertical and really like it.

    Take some pictures of your next smoke and share the Q-View with us.

  11. Rodbuilder,

    Welcome aboard, lot's of good people and lots of good information.

    By the way, do you build rods on the side?
  12. deer meat

    deer meat Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF[​IMG]
  13. desert smokin

    desert smokin Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. Got a GOSM myself and it has treated me well. Lookin forward to hearing about your smokin adventures.
    If all goes well, I should be moving up your way to Shady Cove around May of 08. Lookin forward to that pre-retirement move.
  14. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Nice to have you along, rodbuilder. I had a neighbor that was a rod builder; his specialty was bamboo fly rods. He was going to build me one but he got invited to flyfish on the great trout stream up yonder. He did tune a couple of graphite fly rods for me though. I think of that kindly old gentleman every time I see them and use them.

    See you in the Forums-

  15. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    I sure do Roger... I have lots of pics of my rodbuilding process. They are truely custom.
  16. rodbuilder

    rodbuilder Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks to all for the warm welcome.
  17. navionjim

    navionjim Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome, I was born and raised in Corvallis, moved to Newport and worked in PDX 17 years. In Houston now and missing Oregon every day. Good to have ya here.
  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Gary -

    Glad to see you here. If you have any questions I'm sure someone will have an answer = we have alot a experinace here at SMF. ENjoy!
  19. jm21

    jm21 Newbie

    Hi from PDX. I can't offer too much advice as I'm probably greener than you, but it's a pleasant surprise to see how many Oregonians there are here. When I talk about smoking meat all my friends think I'm talking about smoked salmon or jerky, heh.

    Hate to detract from this thread, but seeing 2 Oregonians who've been to the south for extended periods...I've been looking at the piney woods area of east texas as a possible place to move to, but haven't visited the area. The people I know from Texas seem awfully nice and the pictures I've seen look a bit like OR...have either of you been there, and am I nuts? The housing prices here in OR are daunting for a young person starting out, and after living in Southern California for a bit, the rainy winters here seem a lot more dismal...
  20. johnd49455

    johnd49455 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family[​IMG]

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