Newbie from WA State

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by toppano, May 2, 2011.

  1. Hey every!  Just wanted to introduce myself.  I have been wanting to smoke for some time now and finally got enough courage to go out and get a smoker.  Money only permitted me to pick up one of the cheaper smokers so I purchased a Master Forge from Lowes seems to be pretty good so far and I am excited to try many different smokes now that we are finally starting to get some nicer weather.  I look forward to hearing and reading everyone's input on this form as I have found it an incredible source of information.  :)

  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  3. Thanks man! I am really excited I have been wanting to smoke for a long time and I finally am in a house and area where I can do it.  Previously I was in a townhouse which wasn't very good for someone who wanted to smoking for hours on end.  [​IMG]
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - good luck with your new smoker. Please compete your profile so we know where you are from.  Glad you are here
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

    We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
    this is the place. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

    Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

    Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

    Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa

    Tips For New Members.
    1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
    2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
    3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself and Experience & Equipment.
    4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
    5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
    6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
    7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
    8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
    9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
    10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
    11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
    12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
    13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.

    14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

    15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...
  6. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    WooHoo!!  Always love seeing another PNW smoker! and even in my neck of the woods! You're in for a lot of fun.  There is more good info and advice here than you can imagine, and if you don't find what you need, just ask!  Doesn't matter what you pay for your rig, as long as you like what comes out of it!  If you have problems with temp or smoke, there will be lots of good help here for you.  It won't take long for your family and friends to get used to you taking pictures of your food before they can eat it.  WELCOME!!! and Cheers! HAVE FUN!

  7. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF!
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Tony, Welcome. Lots of stuff to learn here. Enjoy the long smokey ride, from the dry side of the state. Dave
  9. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Tony SMF

    any smoker that brought to the smoking family is a good are in the right place the folks here are nice and help full

  10. Thanks everyone for the warm welcome!  I am starting to plan my next smoke this weekend provided the weather is half way nice.  In WA state two nice weekends in a row is rare!  maybe I'll have to go get a cover or something for myself and the smoker to sit under.
  11. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! Glad to see another Pac. NWesterner [​IMG]  , make sure you get some sort of outdoor covered patio or gazebo or something, otherwise you will be limited to about 3 months out of the year.... lol.
  12. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  13. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

  14. nwdave

    nwdave Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Tony.  Good to have another wetside smoker in the neighborhood to share the pain with and tips on how to smoke in the drizzling rain we like so well.  I actually do live about 88 miles north of you, assuming you live in the vicinity of the Seattle Center.  Lots of great people haunt these electronic hallways  of SMF.  I have one of those Master Forge smokers from Lowes.  Great little smoker.  Excellent jumping off point. And it's not too shabby a cold smoker either. Please don't hesitate to ask any questions you may have.  Somebodies just likely to have an answer or can point you in the right direction.
  15. shooter1

    shooter1 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Tony! The smokers on this forum don't let a little weather stop them. We'll find a way to smoke in the Wind, Rain, Hail or Snow. (Not me, their crazy!) [​IMG]

    Seriously though some great people and knowledge here.

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