Noob in SoCal - San Diego

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bluesnbbq, Mar 3, 2012.

  1. bluesnbbq

    bluesnbbq Newbie

    Hi Everyone!  My name is Jon and I'm addicted to smoking.  Actually, I'm very new to the art.  I was given a $59 electric smoker a couple of years ago and dabbled a bit.  I just decided to make an investment at bought a 16" offset smoker from BBQ's Galore.  It's similar to the SNP Brinkman you can get from Home Depot but the steel is thicker and a bit more heavy duty.  I wasn't totally impressed with the fabrication and my first burn in was just that, a burn in.  I couldn't control the temp and I was burning through fuel like crazy needless to say, I didn't quite know what I was doing.  I am a technology consultant by trade so I referenced The Google for help as I normally would.  I came across this site and it's completely changed my strategy and passion for smoking.  The wealth of knowledge available here is great.  As I type I'm in the middle of my second smoking adventure with my new rig.  This week I learned about the Minion method, convection plate and several other mods I may be trying down the road.  I put together a make shift basket for the firebox, and used a catering tray notched around the opening to the firebox as a temporary convection box until the one I ordered from Horizon comes in.  My 4 racks of ribs (rub recipe purchased from this site) have been sitting in the smoker for the past 2 hours steady at 230*.  I feel like a pro!  

    Anyway, thanks for everyone's input on this site.  I'm looking forward to sharing what I learn and learning from the seasoned experts.

    Have a great weekend.
  2. davidhef88

    davidhef88 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome! Glad you joined us. How about updating this with some pics when they are done? Need something to drool over. No smoking for me today, wind gusts 60 plus MPH.
  3. alaskanbear

    alaskanbear Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG]  aboard and PLZ do not forget the Q-view--we need our pics, otherwise you may hear this;

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    Have fun and smoke yur lil heart out!!

  4. bluesnbbq

    bluesnbbq Newbie

    Here's what they look like after 3 hours and pre foil...

  5. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  6. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF it's nice to have ya. Great people and lots of info. Have fun and happy smoking.

    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

    Have fun and Happy smoking :)
  7. smokinal

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

    Welcome to SMF Jon!

    Would you update your profile info to include your location. Thanks!
  8. 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  5-Day e-Course  
  9. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

  10. Hello Jon and welcome to SMF! Ribs looking good so far.
  11. jno51

    jno51 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard Jon, looks to me its time to eat there bud. "UP IN SMOKE" from Texas
  12. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jon!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  13. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

    Hope you enjoy SMF it is a great site.

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