Hello from Virginia

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by virginiagal, May 11, 2016.

  1. virginiagal

    virginiagal Newbie

    Hello everyone,

    My name is Tamara and I am here hoping to learn a lot more about barbecue and smoking meat. I love to cook and enjoy making all different types of cuisines, but am especially enthusiastic about southern food and food culture. I live in an area of Virginia that is unfortunately devoid of many truly good barbecue joints, we mainly just have chains. Therefore, I try to make my own.

    I have a Weber Smokey Mountain kettle smoker that I have been using for the past couple of years. I was also just given a Masterbuilt 44 inch propane smoker for Mother's Day that I have not even had a chance to try yet and need to learn how to use.

    The Smokey Mountain is great for long sessions, but just too much work for me for smaller items like chickens, fish, etc. I'm hoping the propane smoker will make it easier to smoke a larger variety of meats on days when I don't have a full 18 hours to devote to it.

    Thanks, and I look forward to learning from all of you.
  2. smokinal

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

    Welcome to the forum Tamara.

    Glad to have you aboard.

  3. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Tamara! Sounds like you have the best set up in my opinion; charcoal for the short smokes and propane for the long ones. I'm often jealous of the "fire-pokers" on here who have the time and/or expertise to do those long cooks with wood or charcoal! I am a big fan of propane smokers so feel free to holler if you have any questions! take care.

  4. joe black

    joe black Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome from SC, Tamara. I hope you will enjoy this great site. There are lots of really good folks here who are always ready to share their ideas, recipes and tips. All you have to do is ask and keep reading.

    God luck and keep on smokin', Joe. :grilling_smilie:
  5. dukeburger

    dukeburger Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Tamara!

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