Howdy! From central Texas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rabbithutch, Oct 15, 2011.

  1. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm a complete noob but I'm an old fahrt (look it up; it's German).  I've grilled for 50 years or more but never really learned smoking techniques.  I've deep fryed turkeys for years.  I want to learn how to smoke brisket, pork shoulder, poultry and go from there.  I have 2 cookers at present.  One is a very small portable Weber charcoal grill.  It's big enough to do what little grilling we still do.  The other is a 3 burner gas grill for which I have a griddle and a wok.  It doesn't get much use these days.

    I'm trying to decide what sort of smoker to buy for low temperature smoking.  I've read several articles advising against the sort that I've got a jones for - the horizontal offset smoker.  Being retired - and poor - I don't have much of a budget.  I can probably find a used hor. offset smoker at a reasonable price, but I don' t know what to look for and what to avoid; so I've about decided to buy a new one called a Hondo Smoker.

    I've read a lot of advice about getting and using a Weber kettle or egg style grill.  Again, I don' t know enough to know whether this is a good idea, especially because I'm a beginner.

    As for bio data, I'm in my 70th year married to my high school sweetheart for 50+ years.  Our only daughter is grown and about to get married to a fine young man.  I spent my working life in IT.  I started as a mainframe computer operator and soon learned programming.  Wrote my first program in 1965 and hung up my spikes as a CIO.  Most of my career was in the finance industry or in the software development industry.
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    A hearty [​IMG]  Rabbithutch,you'll like it here,lot's of info.and the willingness to share it with you.

    I too was a Central Texan,Temple to be exact. Married a oihO girl and (choke) moved.I miss Home....perpetual Summer with an ice storm thrown in for good measure

    Keep in touch with us and show your stuff in Q-view  or  in your Profile.Here's my addiction:

  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Lots of old farts here, starting with me!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. smokinal

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

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  6. Welcome aboard. Glad to have you with us.

    Plenty of info here and lots of great folks to help with anything.

    We all love the Qview.

    Happy Smokin'

  7. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks for the warm welcome.  I have a feelin' I'm gonna spend a lot of time on this forum.

    To oldschoolbbq, I'm in your home town but I spent the first half century of my life in central NC.
  8. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Rabbithutch!!!

    We can always use another Texan!!

    We got a great bunch of them here already----Great Smokers!!

  9. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our little global family!  I'm a transplanted Texan out of NY - UPSTATE NY, not "New Yawk Sittee", lol.  10 yrs your junior, marred 40 years (got the first half over with!).  Brought up in a country store that specialized in smoking meats in a town of 500 people and 3,000 cows and one real happy bull, lol!  Moved to Fort Worth in '97, best thing I ever did besides joining SMF!  You'll find all the help you need on here, or we'll direct you to someone who can help!  Welcome!
  10. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member


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