Upstate South Carolina noob smoker!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by valien, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. valien

    valien Fire Starter

    Hi all, name is Allen and I'm a smoking noob. Stumbled upon this forum from some google searches. I'm getting a smoker for Christmas from the wife but I get to pick it out. :)

    I'm brand new..never smoked anything before. I live in Greenville, SC and we have a lot of really good BBQ/Smoke houses here and I've always been wanting to do some smoking on my own.

    Discovered recently that I can get a nice gas smoker (I thought my only option was electric or charcoal. <-- see, I am a total smoke noob!)

    Anyways, I'm leaning towards the Smoke Hollow #30169G (30", LP) smoker as I can't seem to find a good deal on the GOSM online (Walmart is out and Bass Pro is too expensive).

    Excited to be a part of the group here to see what I can learn and hope to get some good pulled pork and brisket smoked in the next few weeks!

    ~Allen
     
  2. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello Allen, looks like you've made the right move to SMF. You're in for some fun and then some. It's all good my friend.
     
  3. warthog

    warthog Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
     
  4. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Allen welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. I recommend signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse it has some great info and its free. As for the smokers there are lots of choices and I wouldn't recommend one over the other they all have advantages and disadvantages. As for the GOSM i saw them in Bass Pro last week and the 24" wide was 199 bucks.
     
  5. raceyb

    raceyb Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF Allen. I'm glad you found us. This is a great bunch of guys and you'll learn a lot from them. We are glad to have you on board!. [​IMG]

    And for your first post being in Roll Call, some points for you as well... [​IMG]
     
  6. valien

    valien Fire Starter

    Yup, just finished reading Day 1 on the eCourse. Looking forward to the next few more emails.

    Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I'm busy putting down notes on what I need to make this a bang! :)

    ~V
     
  7. evo 9 guy

    evo 9 guy Smoke Blower

    Welcome to SMF. Sounds like its going to be a great christmas for you.
     
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off welcome Allen to [b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b]SMF[/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b]. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the [b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b][color=#08bd09][b]Qview[/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b][/color][/b] here.
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=58920
    Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...play.php?f=127
    It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
    Welcome To Your New Addiction
     
  9. treegje

    treegje Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
     
  10. Welcome aboard Allen...Nice name but weird spelling (jk).

    Alan
     
  11. alx

    alx Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF.
     
  12. Hi Allen. Welcome to the forums. It is good to see a local guy here. I am only a few miles away from you in Simpsonville. If I can help you in any way just let me know. There's alot of smoking talent through out these forums and you can learn from some of the best right here. I have used alot of the info from here with great results. I would also advise you to sign up for Jeff's ecourse. It will give you the info you need to get started. You should warn your family that there is an addiction in your future that has know known cure at the moment.

    Good Luck!
    Rick
     
  13. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Allen. Glad you joined us.
     
  14. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Allen.
    Good idea reading and learning before you get things going, hopefully you will have a great first smoke.
    I would recommend doing some pulled pork, very forgiving and delicious.
     
  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome, 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 eCourse

    Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

    Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

    When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

    How to post Qview to Forum:



    For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=82034
     
  16. valien

    valien Fire Starter

    hey now! :) Yeah, I rarely run into Allen's with the E. I feel privilege of having a weirdly spelled name. [​IMG]

    hey Rick,

    Cool! Another local here. Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Henry's Smokehouse, Mutts, Smokin' Stokes, and some from a few local caterers. I just figured to feed my addiction to ribs and pulled pork I might as well smoke my own! [​IMG]

    ~V
     

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