Hi, I'm T-Roy. New here and to smoking.

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by t-roy, Jun 6, 2008.

  1. t-roy

    t-roy Fire Starter

    Hi all. Just bought a Charbroil silver smoker and saw a thread on here with all kinds of mods addressing the exact things I encountered in my first smoke last weekend. VERY COOL heat deflector plate. I am very excited about learning to smoke!

    I have a wonderful wife and 4 small kids 3-10 and all are also excited about it.

    I bought this cheap smoker to start with because my dad has one and loves it and is darn good with it. Any advice and tips or recipes is much appreciated.

    I have 10 acres of hardwoods and Have already made 3 5-gal buckets full of maple chunks, but they are green and will need a few months I guess (bummer). But I'm stoked because I have oak, shag bark hickory, white hickory, ash and many more trees. Much of it is already down...thanks to the storms this last week![​IMG]
     
  2. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, T-Roy! Glad you've joined our place on the web. If you're new to smoking meats, you'll want to sign up for Jeff's free 5-day eCourse to get you off in the right direction.

    Nice sounding woods you have available to ya. Should produce some great grub for you and your fine family!!
     
  3. t-roy

    t-roy Fire Starter

    thanks sister! I will check that out for sure.
     
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome T-Roy, glad to know you're part of the SMF. Looking forward to your next smoke!
     
  5. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome T-Roy! Definitely sign up for the 5 day course. I've been smoking for a while and I still learned a bunch. I hope you enjoy this site as much as I do.
     
  6. t-roy

    t-roy Fire Starter

    thank you brothers! I just signed up for the 5 day course and will read day 1 tonight at home!! TGIF!
     
  7. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome T-Roy, you'll love it here!
     
  8. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, glad ta have ya! Sounds like yall got yer wood supply covered! Look round a bit an see ifin ya find the answers ya be lookin fer, if not, besure ta ask, plenty a folks with a vast knowledge of the craft willin ta hep ya learn! Glad ta hear them youngins is interested to, sumtin they can enjoy there whole lives an family time is always quality time.
     
  9. t-roy

    t-roy Fire Starter

    DUDE! You've got a Silver Smoker too! Sweet! SEND MOD PICS, LOL!
     
  10. coyote

    coyote Master of the Pit

    welcome to de club...sorry about your trees..hope everything else is alright..


    have chain saw and strong boy child will travel..[​IMG]
     
  11. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    Welcome T,

    Great to have ya on board!!!

    No dumb questions in this place. You'll have the best BBQ pit masters at your disposal. Enjoy and Happy smokin[​IMG]
     
  12. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  13. shooterrick

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

    All the woods you mentioned I have used and then some except for the ash. You will enjoy as long as you dont over do it with the hickory and oak. If you get a chanced try some apple wood. Hard to over do and great on poultry and pork. Welcome again. Good luck
     
  14. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! The 5 day ecourse is good advice!! Its free and only takes a few minutes a day!! Its also full of great info!! As you can see there are lots of friendly folks here and there all waiting to help a newbie out!! So if or when ya run into a question feel free to ask!!

    Many moons ago i used to frequent the shelbyville area... took a lot of bananas to Kroger there!

    Welcome to your second family!!
     
  15. agmeyer

    agmeyer Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    [​IMG] Hello T-Roy and welcome. Sounds like after the storms you should get the chain saw out and cut some short pieces up and split them to dry for the winter. A buddy of mine in Lincoln, NE used to let people cut up their damaged trees and bring the logs out to his place to dump. He'd cut to length and split them for heating his shop?? Good Idea? Maybe some free wood in your neighborhood? [​IMG]
     
  16. 1894

    1894 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Another Welcome , awesome place you have found here [​IMG]
    With those trees , sucks about the storm damage , but some good smoking wood you have around , like they say,when the sun shines you gotta make hay , Er, something like that [​IMG]
     
  17. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    wecome to the forum T-Roy, qview looks great!!!!
     
  18. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, T-Roy. My experience is that your young ones will like your Que as well as anyone. Enjoy. The SMF will get you up that learning curve quickly.
     
  19. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard..................
     
  20. t-roy

    t-roy Fire Starter

    Thank you all for the warm welcomes! I'm stoked about learning this art. I forgot to mention that I also have large amounts of wild, mature grapevines. Some the diameter of my fist and bigger which I see on some wood flavor charts is a good one. I also have lots of cherry wood. Not cherry trees (with the tree fruit) but the ginormous cherrywood trees (no fruit). And I see this morning a few of those are down.

    FYI, we had 80mph winds last night here and I couldn't get home because two roads were blocked with giant trees and one was all tangled up in powerlines. We had no power till this morning! And we've been under severe thunder warnings all morning as well. I'm so glad for this torrential down poor too since the ground out here was almost NOT soaked! LOL! It's a freakin mess on my property right now! **grabs crash helmet and hides in hallway**[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

    But the worst part is.....I CAN'T SMOKE TODAY!!! Guess I'll have to settle for cigars...[​IMG]
     

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