SoCal Smoker Checking In

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by fbi van outside, Dec 30, 2014.

  1. Hi everyone!

    Started grilling on a 4 burner gasser about 5-6 years ago then bought my first Brinkman Smoke-N-Grill a little over a year ago; $40 job from Home Depot. Followed a couple YouTube videos and modded it. Had fun doing it and the mods did help.

    Wife got me the 30" Masterbuilt electric smoker for Xmas. Actually, she gave it to me early December so I could smoke more grub during the holidays [​IMG]  So far pretty good, but I'm still learning the differences between my charcoal smoker and electric. I smoked salmon a couple times, a chuck roast, 2 hams and a prime rib. I miss the flavor of the charcoal but I found it a lot easier to maintain cooking temps with the electric smoker. Seems like a trade off to me but I hope over time my expertise with the Masterbuilt will improve.

    Going camping tomorrow (in a cabin so not really roughing it) for a few days and bringing the electric with me. I wanted to bring the Brinkman but wife says "no-go" on bringing 2 smokers.

    Been lurking on the forums past few weeks looking for recipes, general info, tips and such. Finally decided to make it official and join up! Thanks to all those who post. I've gleaned a lot of good info. See ya round...
    Last edited: Dec 31, 2014
  2. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a cold day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  3. 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...
    Happy smoken.
  4. Congrats on the new smoker,  At least one is better than none

  5. Thanks to the folks who responded to my post and to those who read my post.

    Getting ready to head out for the great outdoors. Pretty cold and very windy over here in SoCal today. Can't wait to start smoking some vittles tomorrow. I watched a video on how to smoke a stick of bologna. Guy made really great looking bologna sandwiches . It seemed fairly straight forward  Might have to try it. Whatever is on the menu, I will definitely take pix and post on forum. I will probably even ask for some suggestions before I start as well.

    Hope everyone has a safe and happy News Years Eve!
  6. welshrarebit

    welshrarebit Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF! I'm FBI also: From Big Island (of Hawaii)!!!
  7. Aloha! I was just in Hauula, Oahu this past March. Last time I was on the Big Island was March 2006-2007.

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