Noob in VA.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by chsalas, Aug 11, 2013.

  1. chsalas

    chsalas Newbie

    Hi all!  I'm a newbie to this forum but I love it and so glad I found it.  I have two smokers, a beef master (fire box charcoal horizontal smoker) and a Brinkman electric.  I love the charcoal but I'm not great with it.  The brinkman allows me to be a little more consistent although I don't much like the varied temperatures I'm getting. I started using a stepless motor controller I use with my router and fan in the shop and it seems to work.  I 'm sure I"ll burn it out as it's getting really hot.  Overall I love BBQ, smoked  meats and fish and grilled veggies and so does my wife. 

    I live in Va, but I'm from the Lone Star state, and I take BBQ very seriously,  but I'm not a master.  My dad is the best BBQ person I know, he makes a mean brisket, ribs that are to die for and pork steaks that rock.  I'm hoping to be as good as him one day. 

    Thanks for being a great forum and I hope to contribute some knowledge.
     
  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
     
  3. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

    Kat
     
  4. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

    David
     
  5. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome. You are lucky your Dad has those skills and that you are carrying them on.

    You will get a lot of good ideas from these forums and I look forward to learning from your posts.

    Disco
     
  6. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.

    Red
     

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