Newbie Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by billpetrie, Jul 7, 2014.

  1. Greetings all,

    A little about me: I am 44 married father of 11 year old twin boys and I'm thrilled to be here. I am fortunate to live in Franklin, TN (just 10 miles south of Nashville) and love to cook. I've been wanting to learn how to smoke for as long as I can remember and now I'm jumping in with both feet. For our 20th wedding anniversary
    my bride purchased me a Landman 2-drawer smoker (yes, it's fueled by propane, but I'm a newbie so cut me some slack). Here is a picture I took about three weeks ago on my first smoke:


    I'm eager to learn from both this group and the smoker itself. I believe that smoking meat (and other things) is an art and it has to be honed over a period of time and experiences. To date, I have smoked:

    - 5 3/4 pork butt (mix of mesquite and cherry - tenderness was spot on but I wasn't wild about the mesquite flavor)

    - Bone in chicken thighs (apple wood - great flavor and finished on the grill to crisp up the skin)

    - Eggs (apple wood - these were FANTASTIC)

    - Steak (Jack Daniels Whisky Oak - just a quick smoke before slapping on the grill. Amazing!)

    I look forward to learning a bunch from this group!
     
  2. Welcome to the board! Hm, you're just down the road from Lodge...
     
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  3. Hello and welcome to SMF from East Texas

    Gary S
     
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  4. Thanks, Gary. I'm from Texas as well (Plano) and now living in Nashville.
     

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