Shout out from Portland, OR New User!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by housemusik, Apr 6, 2011.

  1. Hey what up meat smokers! 

    I have been smoking for years with my old Brinkman Electric Smoker with a couple thermometers drilled into it.  I think the cool kids call it a BES.  I have done meats in that thing that have blown people's minds.  I have stuck with it because a) it was cheap and easy and b) it producted surprisingly good 'Q.  I did a 14 pound turkey and two hams at the same time, tons of briskets, ribs, and a million butts, and everything has come out great.  My latest conquest was about 25 pounds of pork belly that we cured and smoked to turn into bacon (you can see a pic of it in my profile pic).  It came out great.

    I decided to make the leap to a Masterbuilt XL, which I ordered from Bass Pro Shops yesterday.  I have been reading through the forums to get more info about using this thing.  I have a few questions I will soon be addressing with everyone- specifically about keeping the smoker clean so the propane burner lasts as long as possible.  I have been following everyone's mods and am looking forward to trying a couple out to get a nice clean even smoke.

    I know, I know, everyone's going to tell me about the 5 day e-course.  Done and done. 

    I think the hardest part about this is going to figure out what all the acronyms are.  I saw CCB in a post.  Is that a corned beef brisket?

    I am also looking for a great pastrami recipe and a great jerky recipe I can use in the new smoker.  Any tips would be great.

    Anyway, I'm glad to be here and I look forward to chatting with all of you. 
  2. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
  3. ravanelli

    ravanelli Fire Starter

    Welcome fellow Portlander, I just joined a month ago and have learned a ton, sounds like you already know what you're doing.  The acronyms are spelled out in the Wiki section. I've found there's a pretty could NW contingent here.  Can't wait to see some QView!   
  4. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome have fun !!!!!
  5. smokinal

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

    Welcome to the party!
  6. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to the SMF family.
  7. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the Show its nice to have ya.. Have fun and Happy smoking[​IMG]
  8. coffee_junkie

    coffee_junkie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, I think CCB is Corned Beef , Maybe it is Corned Cured Beef
  9. bamafan

    bamafan Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome look forward to some Q-view from your smokes!
  10. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  11. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    [​IMG]  dont forget the Q-view!
  12. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    Woohoo! another PNW smoker!  Cheers [​IMG]! Sounds like you'll have a lot to share with us, Welcome!
  13. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yay.... another Portlander.... always glad to find fellow meat eaters in this town!! [​IMG]

    Sounds like you have had great success with your ECB, can't wait to see what you do with your new rig. I use the 22.5" WSM and love it!
  14. Thanks to all for the warm welcome!  I will be receiving my new Masterbuilt XL today!  I am going to get off work early so I can get it seasoned.  Hopefully this weekend I will be able to get my first smoke.
  15. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hopefully you got a covered porch like I do.... makes our "liquid" sunshine a lot easier to deal with..... lol. Course this is Portland in the spring, if you don't like the weather wait 5 minutes and it will change. [​IMG]
  16. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member


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