New guy from South Carolina

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by turbocoop, Jun 9, 2008.

  1. turbocoop

    turbocoop Newbie

    My names Jason and I just signed up here to get some help from the experts. Im 22 and Im a GM mechanic in Hilton Head, SC. Ive been grilling for a long time and I want to get into smoking now. Down here we do a lot of ribs and boston butts, my friends and I are pretty good at it but I think it could be better. Thats why Im here.

    I also plan on converting my charcoal grill into a smoker/grill so look out for my thread, I just dont know which section to put it in yet...

    Nice to meet everyone and I cant wait to get smoking!!!
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Be sure to check out Jeff's 5-day ecourse, it's a great way to pick up smoking basics.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Jason, you're on the best smokin' site on Mother Earth, SMF that is.
  4. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. It's a great place with tons of people that are always willing to help.
    May all your smokes be thin and blue.
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Jason, it's nice to meet ya.
  6. turbocoop

    turbocoop Newbie

    Thanks everybody, I was thinking about taking that 5-day course I guess Ill try it out
  7. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Jason. There are lots of friendly folks around here with tons of knowledge and ideas. Just browse through the threads and check out anything that catches your eye. Be sure to throw your two cents in anytime you can.
  8. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF Jason you should find lots of good ideas here. Lots of people to help out if you get stuck and need answers too. Have Fun and Happy Smoking
  9. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF Jason. I thought I could "grill" a pretty decent rack of ribs. Been smoking for about a year now, and there just ain't no way that you can beat goin' low and slow to make the best ribs and butts of your life!
  10. bwsmith_2000

    bwsmith_2000 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Jason!
    Hilton Head is a beautiful place and has some fantastic golf courses. I have a good friend who has a place there. We swap golf venues each spring ... one spring his place and one spring my place. Anyway, again, welcome to the SMF. We look forward to your posts and do keep us in the loop as you convert your grill to a smoker ..... sounds interesting. Oh yes, I also second the suggestion to avail yourself to the 5 day eCourse. It's loaded with great information.
  11. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.................Glad to have you here..............
  12. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to another South Carolinian to the SMF!! Not sure what you are currently using but if it's a weber kettle, you might want to consider the Smokenator. I use it on my weber and it helps with the smoking.
  13. turbocoop

    turbocoop Newbie

    I just have a Kingsford- I picked it up for $50 brand new cause it was the floor model- already assembled too. The keg next to it is what I was planning on using for a firebox. I have been welding for a long time so I can make a stand for it and I have the tools to cut it. Im just wondering since now I know (from this site) that I can just buy a firebox separately, should I do that. This grill looks like it has the oval cut out where a firebox would normally be. I dont know Im pretty broke so I will probably just use the keg. Plus I like to be different...
  14. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    I've seen those standard fireboxes and think you would be better off making one out of the keg...just my opinion.
  15. hey man. welcome. just signed up myself. definitely get the 5-day course. it has great info/links on smoker mods. also has valuable info on temps times and other cool stuff. [​IMG]
  16. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, Turbo. Another source is that Jeff's rub's (a few $ for the link) are a good start. (I have yet to modify them but am still learning)
  17. smoke_chef

    smoke_chef Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site Jason. That looks like a fun project to convert with the keg. I look forward to seeing more.
  18. woodruff

    woodruff Fire Starter

    Welcome friend from a South Carolinian[​IMG]

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