Even newer than new...

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jaye220, Apr 3, 2008.

  1. jaye220

    jaye220 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hey all-

    Greetings from Seattle. About to embark on my smoking hobby with my soon-to-be purchased GOSM Big Block. I plan to get some brisket, ribs, pork shoulder, chicken and fatties going immediately. I'll be sure to keep you updated on the progress but thanks for all the great posts...I feel like I already know what I'm doing even though I really don't.

    -Jay
     
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    welcome jay.........LOTS of gosm bigblock owners here.........

    sign up for Jeff's FREE 5-day ecourse..........LOTS of great info in there.....all of his how-to's and links, to the left of the page have some great info........ADDED bonus, are the memebers here......great info......sometimes even before you hit the submit post button......lol

    and remember, the only stupid question, is the one NOT asked.......

    once again........welcome

    d88de
     
  3. k5yac

    k5yac Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Jay!

    You going to try all that at once? I don't have a GOSM so I'm not familiar with it's capacity. Looking forward to some q-view.
     
  4. jseiber

    jseiber Fire Starter

    Welcome aboard Jay,

    I too am new to smoking, but with all the available information on this site it didn't take long to turn out some good grubb. I also have a GOSM that I bought in December. It is very easy to maintain your temps, and is a good unit to start out on. I do recommend the 5 day ecourse, it will help a lot.
     
  5. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard ! Good to have ya. I have the big block myself ....great little smoker. Don't be afraid to ask questions and enjoy your new addiction[​IMG]
     
  6. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Nice to have ya onboard Jay. We'll have ya smokin' like a pro before spring is gone :{) Or close anyhow!
     
  7. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF Jay![​IMG]
     
  8. smokeymagoo

    smokeymagoo Smoke Blower

    Welcome on man.....Ask all you want...everyone here is great
     
  9. Glad to have you Jay...dive right in!!!
     
  10. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF. Don't forget to season that new smoker before you put the meat to it.
     
  11. geob

    geob Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Jay. Rich is right. Pro before summer. At least the neighbors will think so. Like mentioned, don't forget the 5 day course. It's free, and full of good tips.

    geob
     
  12. doctor phreak

    doctor phreak Smoking Fanatic

    welcome jay
    i am too looking to get a gosm myself ..hard to find here okc might have to order online.....this a great site ..alot help here as well....
     
  13. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    OK City........SHOULD have some places that sell smokers........some have gotten the gosm at wally world........sam's club.........sportsman warehouse.........
     
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, you're among friendly fol;ks who love to share smokes, Q Views, and laughs too. BTW, we have many happy owners of the GOSM, so you can get answers pretty quick.
     
  15. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the smf Jay. Congrats on the new smoker. I'm sure you will like this site and all the nice people willing to help you with any questions.

    Happy Smokin

    Steve
     
  16. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. Like Rich said, by the summer, you'll be smokin like a pro.
    Andy.
     
  17. jaye220

    jaye220 Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for all of the great responses. I promise I'll be back to show off the goods at some point...although with a couple of little ones and constant rain up here, it might not be for a while.
     
  18. iowa smoking

    iowa smoking Newbie

    Hi folks!

    The sun's made an appearance and I'm looking forward to trying this smoker! Wonder if anyone can offer a quick answer to a couple of questions (which will show you how new I am to this! :)

    - after the heat's up to that 190-225 range, better to heat with strictly wood or can I use both wood and charcoal for the length of the smoke?

    - okay to use recently cut (still damp) wood, or better to cure it? I read from the posts that people like to cure (and pre-burn), but usually soak the wood first

    Thanks for your thoughts- this is a great site!!

    Rob
     
  19. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    I.S. don't use "GREEN" wood as in splits.........you need to use seasoned wood.........the wet part you are talking about, is mostly using chips, thats already been seasoned.....you should wait till tomorrow......supposed to get in the upper 60's tomorrow here in iowa......

    in my sfb horz. smoker, i have used both charchol and SEASONED wood splints chunks.......recently cut wood is NOT seasoned........you will get nutting buy white billowy smoke, that will RUIN your food........it produces nuthing but creosote........

    is this a NEW smoker?
    have you seasoned the smoker yet?
    that needs to be done first on a brand new smoker, or one thats been scrubbed clean...........
     
  20. earache_my_eye

    earache_my_eye Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Rob,
    Glad to see yet another Iowegian on the SMF...WD is right-on about the green wood...TOOOOO much smoke.

    If you would be so kind....head over to the Roll Call forum and introduce yourself a bit more properly. A little about where you're at....what kind of equipment you're using....and anything else interesting you'd like to share.
    It's the best way to get the help you're looking for in here.....and 'sides that....we're kinda nosy that way.....[​IMG]

    L8r,
    Eric
     

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