New to site from Louisiana

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bdougt, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. bdougt

    bdougt Newbie


    OK, I live in Louisiana now, but really am from Michigan. A friend told me about the site and thought I would join and lurk around.

    BBQ - can't get enough - nothing better in the world - well maybe something.

    I have a OK Joe 16" offset that I bought at Academy a couple of years ago and have done a few very fine pork shoulders and a couple of "just ok" briskets. My main problem, as I see it, is that my wood is not burning hot enough when I start it out and I get a too much wood taste that kind of overpowers the smoke taste. I am using charcoal and oak with maybe some hickory thrown in. 12 hours is just not enough on these large cuts, especially at 250 degrees.

    I also have a PK (Portable Kitchen) that I absolutly love. My burgers are top notch and I did some baby backs last weekend that were tender as can be, without falling off the bone - 6 hours. Still just a little woody tasting, but I think I can fix that.

    Looking forward to reading some tips and tricks.
  2. 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 and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking
  3. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First off welcome to SMF. You'll like it here there are alot of good people here that just love to help you with just about anything you need for smoking meat. So get ready to learn and enjoy the benefits of learning how to smoke meat and many other things.
    Welcome To The Addiction
  4. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey welcome aboard- glad to have you! Get ready for some serious learnin' and tasty fun [​IMG]
  5. ronp

    ronp Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard there is a lot good of info here. Glad to have ya.
  6. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF
  7. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
  8. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  9. cajunsmoke13

    cajunsmoke13 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome BDougt, where you from in Louisiana?
  10. Welcome to SMF! You will find a great bunch of helpful people here. What part of Michigan were you from?
  11. johnnie2130

    johnnie2130 Meat Mopper

    Welcome. Great people with lots of good advice here.

    Where in Louisiana? I'm just north of New Orleans.
  12. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Doug, glad you joined up.
    I'm sure the good folks around here will have you set in no time.
    Ever try smoking a fattie?
  13. tacman

    tacman Meat Mopper

    A warm hearty welcome from Alaska....Been smoking fish for years but pretty new to the other proteins and have learned a lot since joining the forum.

    Hope you do too...
  14. shooterrick

    shooterrick Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome To SMF! I to now live in S Louisiana. Originally from KC home of some fine Q for sure. Take care and good smokes.
  15. dexter

    dexter Smoke Blower

    Welcome to the forum. Glad you joined!!!
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Glad to have you with us.

    Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here 5 Day eCourse
  17. bigsteve

    bigsteve Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard
  18. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, you will like it here
  19. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    welcome to our addiction! Baton Rouge ,here
  20. fired up

    fired up Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

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