New Smoker from SoCal

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by inyermouth, Jun 26, 2013.

  1. Hello All,

    I have been an avid home brewer for the past 5 years and really got into culinary skills to compliment the brews.  Had a buddy in Houston turn me on to some smoked Brisket, Chicken and Boudin and I was hooked!!  Got back to Cali, had a custom built pit made by FatBoyBBQ company out of Riverside, Ca and here I am.  Avatar pic is of the new smoker, minus the diamond plate detachable shelf in the front.  It is 1/4" steel, 30" in diameter and 48" wide.  Two cooking racks on the inside with a 24" by 24" smoke box on the side.  Nothing too special but it definitely holds the heat and cooks the meat!  So far my wood of choice has been Mesquite but I plan on venturing out and trying some of the fruit woods in the near future.  I'm lucky enough to have a farm that is 30 min away that I can get any wood I want in either logs or chunks. 

    I'm definitely a newbie when it comes to the smoking world but so far I have been loving with what I have dabbled with!  Hope to learn a lot on these forums! Cheers!
  2. Hello InYerMouth and welcome to the fun.  I spent some time in Pendleton in the '70's.  Got yelled at a lot there! [​IMG]  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  The trial and error method works well.  We will try to help you keep the errors to a minimum since we already made ‘em for ya.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

  4. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  5. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do. There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Just a teeny bit of information for some of the rules here at SMF before you get started, off site links are not allowed.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....give me a shout. I will be happy to help out!

  6. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member


    [​IMG]  to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

    One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the [​IMG]!!!

    So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

    [​IMG]   or this...[​IMG]

    Good Luck and Get Smokin'


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