Noob from Calif.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by hubb, Jan 3, 2012.

  1. Hello everyone, my wife got me my first smoker for Christmas. Did some reading online and the first thing I wanted to try was to cold smoke some cheese (never even heard of cold somikng till last week)

    Then I did a whole chicken and some italian sausage this past weekend. The sausage was great, couldnt stop eating it. The chicken was ok, I wasant sure about it being over powered so I didnt marinade it in anything.

    Anyways, Im happy to have a smoker and Im sure I will have alot of dumb nood questions.
    Last edited: Jan 3, 2012
  2. alblancher

    alblancher Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome Hubb,

    Looking forward to your first Qview!
  3. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!

     Do a little reading on brineing poultry, It will improve the bird 100%
  4. big andy a

    big andy a Smoking Fanatic

    Another California smoker joining - nice!


    When you smoke chicken, be sure to run your smoker a little hotter - 275 to 300 - to get a chrisper skin.

    Be sure and sign up for the 5 -Day e-course, it's a great way to start. 

    Good luck,

  5. Thanks guys.

    I know about brineing, but like I said I wasnt sure how to do it. I kinda like to do something plain first so I know what it taste like, from there I get an idea of what flavor I want.

    Ok first dumb question, whats Qview?

    The 5 -Day e-course is something I will be doing.
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Im from Cali too. Welcome to SMF
  7. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Hard to imagine the question that some of the experienced experts here couldn't help you with.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Qview is what we call pictures of all that great food your producing.  I'm curious how you came up with your user name?
  9. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Hubb -[​IMG]to SMF - Glad to have you here with us

    Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location 
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

    The only dumb question is the one not asked, so ask away.
  11. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]  to SMF! Glad to have you with us!

    Would you please update your profile info to include your location. Thank-you.

    You can't go wrong with beer can chicken.
  12. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


          Make bacon the easy way!!
  13. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  14. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    :welcome1: to SMF
    Brine your bird for 8 to 12 hours then mix butter and your rub together.
    then put the mix under the skin.
  15. I'm sure I will be posting pictures a lot, since its a new toy I'm prob gonna smoke everything I can. My user name are the first four letters of my last name. I signed up lastnight for the e-course, will read the first part tonight after work.
  16. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    I wondered about that   I'll send you a Pm
    Last edited: Jan 4, 2012

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