Out of the shadows...

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by blackbird, Dec 18, 2011.

  1. After lurking here for a few months, it's time to say a formal hello to the community.

    After ruining yet another set of St. Louis ribs, I decided to get serious about smoking and fate led me to this wonderful site.  I did a bunch of research here and elsewhere and decided that a MES 40" fit well with my lifestyle and experience level.  I also decided that Todd's AMNPS was the way to go.

    My wife and I are both good amateur chefs and so she agreed that we needed the proper equipment to make the smoked dishes we love and with Christmas right around the corner orders were placed and BIG boxes arrived.

    Naturally I couldn't wait so I'm off to races!  I did three racks of baby backs two weeks ago (2-2-1 method) which turned out fantastic (the free five day course is excellent) and right now have my first brisket working for tonight's dinner.

    From advice on thermos (Maverick here), to rubs, marinades, etc, this place is an awesome resource.

    A little about me: I'm a systems engineer in Northern Virginia with a passion for good food, fly fishing and cycling.  I have two rib-loving daughters and a dog who worships me for controlling smoke and meat.

    I look forward to reading and contributing where I'm able and once I get my legs under me a bit with this smoking thing, Q View, baby!  Cheers.
  2. 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!!


  3. chef jimmyj

    chef jimmyj Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Family...You are going to be happy with your new toys...JJ
  4. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!
  5. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  6. 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.
  7. frosty

    frosty Master of the Pit

    Welcome, Blackbird!

    Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available here from all over the world.  GOOD LUCK!
  8. [​IMG] Can't wait to see some of your creations.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction

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