New California Smoker

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by sea_munky, Aug 23, 2008.

  1. sea_munky

    sea_munky Smoke Blower

    Hi Folks! What a great site! Fantastic tips, info, and lots of passion!

    I just moved into a new place and am excited to get started smokin'. Yesterday, I just got a new Char-Broil American Gourmet. I know it's basically the cheapest offset smoker ever, but it's a huge step for a guy who has been using mostly homemade rigs of clay pots and (gasp!) the oven. It's basically the first smoker I've ever bought. (I had to debate between that and a ECB.)

    So along with the new rig, I went and picked up some pork belly which are in two different cures for bacon, some pork loin for canadian bacon, some sausage chubs for fatties, and some ribs of course.

    I can't wait! I've never heard of fatties of ABT's till this site so I'm pretty excited to try them.
  2. brandsbay

    brandsbay Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Hi sea munky,welcome and brace yourself fo that is how the addiction starts and before you know it you cant go 2 days without the taste of smoke or better the smell
  3. good stuff.. welcome aboard!
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.........
  5. brandsbay

    brandsbay Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Great t-shirt Kookie LOL
  6. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    welcome, sounds like you really hit the ground running at full speed. can't wait to see the q-view
  7. bigwayne

    bigwayne Smoke Blower

    Welcome neighbor.
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad to have you here Sea Munky!
  9. justsmoke2

    justsmoke2 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF I have fond memories of the Bay area. Spent 2 years at Fort Ord the only place I knew that had a government issued over cast all day. You will definately find all the help and info you will need here.
  10. bcfishman

    bcfishman Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Way to dive in sea monkey.

    Welcome to the forum.
  11. sea_munky

    sea_munky Smoke Blower

    thanks everyone for the nice warm welcome! I'm looking forward to learning from everyone (and from my mistakes!) .

    One thing I've learned already, you get what you pay for! As I was assembling my smoker, there were holes that wouldn't line up and some missing parts, insignificant parts, but missing nonetheless.
  12. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You'll find lots of good info here and some great recipes. Congrats on the new smoker once you get it assembled and seasoned I'm sure you'll be well on your way to being as addicted to smoking as the rest of us are. No matter what smoker it is I'm sure you will find mods here to make it better. Have fun and happy smoking
  13. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yeah! another Cali smoker!!
    Greetings Sea Munky.....make sure you get some of Jeff's rub yummy stuff.. ....Happy smokes!
  14. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Folks here are waiting to assist you on your journey into the smokin addiction, be forewarned however that once the journey is started there is no return much like the hotel california you can check out any time you like but you can never leave.
  15. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Seamunky.

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