Just Starting Out

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by smokin - k, Apr 27, 2011.

  1. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    Hello All,

        My name is Kean am a fairly new smoke head and newbie to this site. I got into smoking last summer with a Little Chief. After one use I realized this is far too much work for such a small smoker. So I up'd the size and bought a Tall Totem smoker (pictured in my profile Pic). After smoking 100 pounds of peppers over the summer I purchased a commercial pork roaster and am in the process of converting it into a 100 pound smoke house. It will be pretty cool when I'm done. Propane heat and cold smoke. I should be able to do anything I want. I can't wait to try some smoked cheese and also real excited to try my luck at sausage. Just did my first batch of Jerky and can't wait for the larger capasity my new smoker will afford me... In the little communication I have had with the membership I am really excited to be a part of the growing and super friendly community..! Hope to chat with you all soon! Take Care, Kean (AKA: Smokin - K)  - Portland, OR
     
  2. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welocme to SMF! Nice smoker you have there. If your still new to smoking check out the free e-course on our home page! It will geet you on the ground & running!
     
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  3. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF from a fellow Oregonian. Would like to see some pics of that pork roaster, sounds interesting.
     
  4. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

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  5. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    well, that's a helluva looking piece of gear there....nice. I take it's electric? now, if I can just get this crick outta my neck....
     
  6. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

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  7. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    Its a 50,000 BTU propane pork roaster that I'm having a guy cut the heat down to 15,000 btu max. I've added a couple 6 x 8 A MAZE N SMOKERS in the bottom for  cold smoke and should have this up and running in a week. It will hold 8 to 10 commercial sized cookie sheets that I have on order with holes punched in for good smoke flow (Thanks to Todd Johnson for the lead on Bun Trays). I should be able to fit 100 pounds of product in this guy at a time and sooooo looking forward to getting it fired up. I'm thinking of running the flew out the top of my garage so I can keep it in doors. Who doesn't like the smell of smoke in your shop?! What part of Oregon are you from Chef Willie? Smokin - K
     
  8. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

    [font=Arial,sans-serif]Tips for New Members:[/font]

    1. Be sure to put a general location on where you are located in your profile this helps us when answering questions you might have.

    2. When posting your smoking adventures be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures).

    3. Get a good Probe Thermometer as We Smoke By Temperature NOT TIME.

    4. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732

    5. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

    6. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience more pleasant...
     
  9. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man, you could smoke for a platoon in that thing....sounds like an interesting project. I'm down in Albany, bout 90 miles south of Portland
     
  10. smokinal

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

    Welcome aboard my friend!
     
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  11. fife

    fife Master of the Pit

     Good to see ya here with us there is alot to learn from here for sure. Enjoy


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  12. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Man that what  i call a smoker

    [​IMG]  you will love this forum the guys  here are great and helpfull.

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  13. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    Thanks all for the warm smokey welcome notes! Look forward to picking your brains very soon! Kean
     
  14. sqwib

    sqwib Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Kean
     
  15. You're in the right place. These people know what they're doing.

    Happy smoking,
    Big Al
     
  16. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF. Looking forward to seeing some qview from those bad boys 
     
  17. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    :welcome1: Lots of brains to pick around here!! :grilling_smilie:
     
  18. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF and were glad to have you aboard. Join in and share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite.

    The Qveiw

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    Joe



    also real excited to try my luck at sausage

    Just what I like to hear... another sausage head......[​IMG]
     
  19. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
     
  20. smokin - k

    smokin - k Meat Mopper

    Just got an iPhone.. How do I post pictures? And is a picture called a Qview? Been out of commission and my smoking plans delayed this weekend as our first child came 4 days early.. Smoking ribs this week while helping out at home!!! :grilling_smilie: Our baby vivian may show up to her first doc visit reaking of hickory and mesquit!
     

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