New to SMF and Loving it!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by cephalopod, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. cephalopod

    cephalopod Newbie

    Hey all. I am from Leavenworth, Kansas and have just began to experience the art of smoking. A friend and I went to a competition in Atchison, KS and immediately were drawn to the idea of creating the perfect ribs, chicken, etc. I just have a small, very cheap Charbroil H20 red beast of a vertical smoker, but have smoked about 10 times on it and had some successes and some not so successful attempts. It has been great reading and learning about all the intricacies that go into the process.

    My friend and I have been working on perfect ribs lately and have successively gotten better each time. Our goal is to get fairly good at a few different meats and enter a competition ourselves. He is working with a weber bullet (much better heat control than my red clunker). We plan to hopefully purchase some larger smokers for competition use.

    This is an exciting new interest that makes many people happy (those that get to eat your experiments) as well as myself.

    Lately I have been smoking out in the snow, can't wait for warmer temperatures. In fact, snow is coming down right now and I plan to throw some ribs on the smoker in about 30 minutes. You got to love it.
  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Cephalopod!
    Sounds like you will fit right in here![​IMG]
  3. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
  4. ron50

    ron50 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Glad you could join us!
  5. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF !!!
  6. smokin for life

    smokin for life Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hello Cephalopod and welcome to the SMF, sounds like you're off to a good start alright. I'm sure you'll be slamming out some really great "Q" in no time.
  7. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  8. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! It sounds like you've really got the bug [​IMG].

    As you'll find out from the discussions around here the "perfect" ribs or brisket or chicken or.... is all in the palette of the eater. It sounds like you are well on your way to finding what that is. Good luck and keep on smoking.
  9. wilson

    wilson Meat Mopper

    Hey Cephalopod! Welcome !
    I started on the Charbroil H20 too!!! It taught me a lot about fire control and patience. Still turned out some pretty good que out of it before it got damaged in a windstorm.
    You know,smoking in the snow is the first sign that you got it bad!
  10. hillbillysmoker

    hillbillysmoker Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Nice to have you with us.
  11. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! There is a comp in Great Bend on Feb 15-16, hope to see ya there.
  12. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  13. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site. Please share your expierences with us good or bad. This is how we all learn.[​IMG]
  14. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

  15. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. You will love the site. Lots of usefull info. here.


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