Hey from California

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ddave, Mar 4, 2008.

  1. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hey everybody,

    My name is Dave and I live in Northern California. I am new to smoking and got interested in it primarily due to a "Ribs" book that my wife got me for Christmas. After reading through the recipes and screwing around with a smoker box on my gas grill, it became pretty obvious that if I wanted to make really good ribs -- and enjoy the process of tending the fire -- I needed to get a smoker. I just got a Brinkmann 40" Smoke N' Pit and cured it this weekend. I discovered -- as another user pointed out in this forum -- that the included charcoal grate is crap and was warped beyond belief after the first use.

    The gas grill is nice and convenient for quick meals but I do enjoy the process of lighing and tending a fire. And I like to eat flavorful meats so I figure that smoking meat will make a nice hobby.

    Nice to be here.

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! You found the spot to scratch that itch... successfully, and in as short a time as possible. Read, ask and learn. You'll have top notch ribs withing the first 3 smokes guarenteed, or your money back. Perhaps even out of the gate!
  3. lc in va

    lc in va Meat Mopper

    Welcome to smf it is a great site ribs in the smoker above and beyond on the grill ribs. You need to try a fatty pretty soon, these things are awesome.
  4. bertjo44

    bertjo44 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, make enough ribs to share now.
  5. dutch

    dutch Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Dave -it's nice to have you here. Before you get to far with that new Smoker, check out the charcoal users section and look over the modifications that will make the smoker more user friendly and produce some awesome eats. Be sure to sign up for TulsaJeffs 5-day eCourse on smoking foods, there is a lot of good info to be had there. Oh the best part is that this course is FREE!!

  6. pne123

    pne123 Meat Mopper

    Welcome. There are now a couple of us nor-cal'ers on here. Great site for infor. They do need pictures on this site or it didn't happen. [​IMG] I have seen some people from sacto area but I am a bit farther north, redding.
  7. placebo

    placebo Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Sacto area member checking in. Welcome to the SMF Dave glad you found us!
  8. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site.

    I watch BBQ with Bobby Flay all the time. He says Tri-Tip is very much a California thing. No? I wonder if you smoke it? If so, I look forward to reading all about it. (and seeing the Q-View)
  9. Hey Dave,
    Welcome! Great site, lots of help, and nice folks.
    Spent 10 years in the Sacramento area in my younger days.
  10. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, you will be smoking ribs very shortly that will make you wonder why order them when you eat out; seriously. Then I am guessing you will see other tasty treats others on SMF will be posting that you will want to try, the possibilitys are endless.
    Again, welcome to the fun hobby of smoking !!!
  11. ddave

    ddave Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the welcomes. I am about 50 miles south of you, pnee123, in Corning. Yes, Smoke Chef, I believe tri-tip is a Calfornia thing. I have done a few on the grill and will be trying one out on the smoker -- as soon as I correct some of the Smoke N Pit. It is a shame that they can't put a decent charcoal grate in the firebox. Oh well, I have a couple of friends who are great fabricators and there is a welding shop in town.

    On to the mods . . .

  12. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! The 5 day ecourse metioned earlier is great... its full of good info and its free!! Welcome to what the rest of us are addicted to! Enjoy
  13. Welcome to smf. These are a great bunch of people. Look forward to some q-view.
  14. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Your wife will be sorry she got you that book! This quickly becomes and addiction, almost to the point of having a mistress! Can't think of any other hobby that brings as much enjoyment though!
  15. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site..................Glad your here..............

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