North Texas Noob says How Dee !!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by aztexkid, May 9, 2013.

  1. Another noob here. I have been working with four “smokeheads” for the last couple of years. Last part of the week they are talking about what they are going to smoke, and the first part of the week they are eating stuff they smoked last weekend. It always smells awesome and occasionally they share  a little with me. Wednesday the food ads come out and sale candidates for smoking are discussed. I have been trying to line up a smoker for over a year now. Christmas 2011 I thought I would be getting one but a large HD tv for the family pushed my smoker down the priority list. I have asked many questions and studied a lot of internet sites (especially this one!)  Finally last Sunday my wife and I carried home a MB XL gasser from a nearby Bass Pro. I am lining up hi temp rtv for the door, a new thermometer and a cast iron skillet for the chip pan as first mods.Then I will fire her up for seasoning. Then my first burn hopefully this Sunday. Probably chicken, ribs and maybe a pork butt. Corn and some baked potatos and maybe some beans. I am so looking forward to it. I will be cooking in North Texas near Dallas. Thanks for all the stuff I have learned already from the posts on this site!!  Thanks for the welcoming attitude you all show to the noobs like myself. Happy to be here.   ATK
  2. Welcome, it's great to see another North Texan... You'll find a ton of great info and input.

  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, ATK! Glad you joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food! Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Congrats on that new MB smoker! Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

  4. fwismoker

    fwismoker Master of the Pit

    I thought smoking Q was a requirement for residence status in Texas...Welcome to the tasty world of smoked foods!
  5. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi ATK! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    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!

    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!
  6. Thanks to all of you for the warm greetings and offers to help. I will try to update my location directly. And I did sign up for the 5 day course this afternoon. Thanks again, ATK
  7. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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

    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.

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


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