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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by twobuck, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. twobuck

    twobuck Newbie

    I'm new to this forum but not new to forums. I have not yet smoked anything, but am going to do a bunch. What I have observed on other fora is the tendency of older (") forum members to tell the newbie that he/she has the wrong smoker and has been doing it wrong. I don't need that. Tell me some general stuff. I know to choose fruit or nut wood - and I know to cook at 225 F +/- 25 - and I know we expect to smoke for 2 1/2 to 3 1/2 hours. Encourage me and tell me how much chili powder is
    too much. Tell me how to make my smoke last 3 hours or if that is a mistake. Help me from square one. I'm still having fun. I've had fun since 1932. Texan, too.

    Twobuck
     
  2. gabriel

    gabriel Smoke Blower

    Try 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours. Welcome!!
     
  3. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forums Twobuck I don't think anybody will tell you you have the wrong smoker heck we don't know which one is right [​IMG] The old timers around here are still here to help people as far as I can tell. You can get some good info from Jeff's free 5 day Ecourse. Also the topics on the far left have some good info. You can always ask questions and people will try to help. Have fun and good smokin
     
  4. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Howdy Twobuck, if thats what U expect from SMF than you come to the wrong place.We here are a group of gys & gals that don't judge a person on how new they are or what kinda unit they use-heck we donn't even care if you don't use chili powder,(well not that 1)all us here learn on a daily bases it don't matter how long we been in the hobbie.we all use different set ups and have our own ways that we share with words and pics.we not gonna Tell anybody anything-if we have a new guy come in and it's there first time smoking we will suggest things for him to do to get started in the right direction.but Tell them-thats not our way. So anyhow welcome to the site Twobucks and pull up a log do some reading and take time to get to know us.glad U founds us.
     
  5. twobuck

    twobuck Newbie

    Well OK, then I'm among friends. As to one reply, I have voted Democrat, but I'm ain't far left! I am finding more & more help and I will just go cook some stuff and check in later.

    Twobuck

    Let's have some fun!
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Don't expect to cook by time, use internal temps and you can't go wrong. You've got tooo much chile powder when your taste buds object. Keeping a thin blue smoke should last longer than when smoke is just rolling out of your smoker and going through a lot of wood. The smoker to use is the one you're comfortable with. TMI.
     
  7. teeotee

    teeotee Smoking Fanatic

    Hi twobuck. Desertlite pretty much said it all.

    As for how much chilli powder .... that's down to personal taste, toleration and experimentation. I'm sure i speak for most people here when i say we've all used tooooo much chilli powder or paprika or worcestishire or, or or . It all comes with practise and repitition.

    People on this forum use everything from $30 ecbs, propane and electric verticals, charcoal side fireboxes, wood burners,UD smokers and up to the real expensive rigs. We all share our experiences good or bad, this is acool place .

    So have a good look around, browse through the postings. ANY questions just ask it, some one will come along soon to answer it or point you to a post that has the answer.

    Just one more thing ...... we like pictures [​IMG][​IMG]

    Enjoy the fourm, good to have you here.
     
  8. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our SMF family, twobuck!

    To echo Teeotee - we love q-vue! Look forward to your future posts!
     
  9. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site............Glad you found us here...........This is a great place with great people and info........Everyone is pretty friendly here and its more like a family here....................
     
  10. allen

    allen Smoking Fanatic

    hey twobuck, SMF is all about smoking meat, fish, shrimp, anything that will fit in a smoker no matter what type, shape or size, you ask the questions and hang tight and someone will give you an answer or you will get alot of tips. There are alot of very smart and helpful people here
     
  11. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    Twobuck if that is the cost of yer smoker.they might tell ya you need a new one here also.lol...I am sure you will enjoy yourself here. (just do not ask about time are how long)..I have been here a couple months and have learned a wealth of info. things I really never knew about and can not wait to try.just wish i would have gotten in to it a long time ago..just git some bigger size britches you will need them after being here.
     
  12. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. We are all here to HELP. You have come to the right place.
    Andy.
     
  13. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I'll tell ya to stop into the Roll Call forum and intro yourself and your smoker! Then we can help ALOT easier eh!
     

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