Hello from San Jose, CA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mdharmon, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Howdy all,

    So i have been lurking around this site for a couple weeks and I have finially found the time to try my first attempt at smoking. So let me introduce myself, my name is Matt, I BBQ year round, spend much of my free time in the ocean SCUBA diving, and Hunting for fish. I have a nice little Char-Broil Offset smoker. nothing big or fancy but it does what i need it to and since i am an apartment dweller, space is at a premium on my deck.

    This weekend i am going to give the Pork Butt recipe a go, using some hicory chips on top of mesquite charcoal. Figure a few beers, a nice cigar, and a warm and sunny California day will be the prelude to a great dinner. I look forward to many more smoked dishes, especially some fresh fish.

    Matt
     
  2. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! If you have any questions about smoking, just ask. There are a lot of knowledgable folks here willing to give you a hand. Keith
     
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard .....Glad to have you here...........
     
  4. Welcome to SMF. My sister, and niece live up your way.
     
  5. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  6. Thank you for the welcomes, i look forward to asking many questions in teh quest for a better BBQing experience and hopefully being able to add my $0.02 now and then!!!

    Matt
     
  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Let us know if we can help with info! Remember, we like to see q-View!
     
  8. and as a newbie, my first newbie question is, what is q-View?
     
  9. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    mdharmon
    Welcome to SMF !!!
    q-View is posting pictures of your smokes and the final product from the smokes !!!
     
  10. thanks for the explanation. I hope to have pictures to share.
     
  11. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome Matt,boy I sure don't miss stevens creek Blvd.good folk here with lotsa help-glad to have ya.
     
  12. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! Youll find lots of friendly folks here!!
     
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Matt![​IMG]
     
  14. Welcome Matt. Used to do a little Abalone diving up at Bodega Bay when I lived in Sacramento. On the Gulf Coast now. You'll find this forum great for smoking recipes and help when you have a question. Enjoy!
     
  15. I'm looking forward to the Ab season, only another few weeks away!!! BTW, have you ever tried to Smoke an Abalone?
     
  16. So I spent a good 6 - 7 hours on Saturday working the BBQ as i enjoyed a nice warm CA day. and ended it with a great dinner!!!! I followed the directions pretty much as is, and didn't deviate much at all. and gosh, it worked great. Only problem i had was that the temp on my smoker didn't stay warm enough, but by the end i had good heat management going on. Had my temp closer to 200 than 250 but oh well. Next time I'll do better with that.

    Here are some pictures -
    After marinating in Stubbs BBQ Dry rub over night -
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    On the Smoker -
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    During the process -

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    After it is all done and ready to be pulled-
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    TIME TO EAT!!!!
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  17. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Mighty fine plate of vittles indeed!
     
  18. Thank you. Yeah, my sister, and neighbor had no complaints with their plate!!! And I'm going to be forced to have pulled pork sandwiches for lunch for a couple days....aw shucks!!!
     
  19. Oh, one question. So the thermometer on the grill ran hot, becasue of warnings i saw elsewhere not to trust it, i didn't. i bought a $5 from Bed Bath and Beyond. however, by the time I was done BBQing that guague was covered in smoke. i got most of it off.

    But is there some thermometer for inside the grill that is good and won't allow a build up of smoke on the glass?
     
  20. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    I bought an electronic one from Wally World. Many places have them. Has a needle you put in the meet and a 2 ft cord runs to the thermometer you can set on something next to your smoker. Works pretty good. Course some have it really good and have a wireless one you can lay on the kitchen counter or clip on your belt.
     

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