Newbie in Kentucky

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by scrabblegod, Nov 18, 2007.

  1. scrabblegod

    scrabblegod Newbie

    Hi, My name is Gene and I am new to this.

    About two weeks ago, I started talking about having a turkey smoked for thanksgiving. A few days ago my wife ask if I could just do it myself.
    I got to reading on the net and ended up here. All the info here convinced me I could do my own smoker.

    The smoke chamber will be a New Holland grill I do not use because of how it cooks the food.
    The firebox will be a Grand Gourmet portable smoker grill I bought new last night.

    I should have it all assembled in a couple hours and will do a pork loin roast today as my first attempt.

    I will post some pictures later today.
    Thanks for all the great info on the site.

  2. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Gene, glad you found us! Good luck with that turkey, keep us posted on the progress!
  3. cajun_1

    cajun_1 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG] Welcome to the SMF [​IMG]
  4. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you and see ya round.
  5. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Sound's interesting Gene, look forward to the pic's.........[​IMG]
  6. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Gene! Glad you were able to find us. Cant wait to see the smoker and remember to post pics of the finshed product!

    Again, welcome!
  7. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the site Gene, your going to love it here.
  8. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome Gene:

    You are jumping right in and that is a good sign. Sounds like you will be up to speed quickly. Reading through the Thread that is appropriate for the type meat you want to smoke, is a great way to get your feet on the ground. There will always be many examples of other people's activities and you can use that for a guide. Asking question ahead of time is another good way to generate lots of suggestions and advice.

    It is hard to completely ruin a piece of meat. So just have fun. And, in a worst case scenario, just eat the evidence. [​IMG]

    Enjoy yourself and let us see your results.

  9. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Gene, and welcome to the SMF. Pescadero did an excellent job of welcoming you, and giving you some great tips. What more can i say...
  10. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! Remember you need to keep the temps up for the "golden crispy skin" so prized on the T-Day bird. From what I see 'round here 275's a min., some going as high as 350. I'm wondering <since you don't post a pic of the rig ya are putting together> if you'll be able to maintain that temp..or higher.
  11. scrabblegod

    scrabblegod Newbie

  12. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcomefrom another"kaintuck"
  13. Welcome to SMF...good to see another KY face around here. Glad you found your way to our little slice of heaven!

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