Newbie from New Jersey

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by brucem609, Dec 1, 2009.

  1. brucem609

    brucem609 Fire Starter

    Hi all great forum here!
    Have a smoke pistol (see link)

    and the wife got me a MES today for Xmas. Picked it up at Lowes for $179.99.

    Never used an electric one before, I hope it does a great job. I have always used my propane grill with the smoke pistol. I do a lot of butts, and ribs, Looking to branch out to do some chix, maybe turkeys and other things.

    Any others in NJ?
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Bruce. This is the place for Q!!!!!!!!
  3. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Bruce.
    There are a few other members on here from Jersey, 9 or 10 I think but only a few of us chime in regularly.
    As you must already know Jersey is not a really huge place for the world of BBQ but it is finally growing.
    Where abouts are you from?
    All the way down South Jersey here. Close to Philly and Atlantic City.
  4. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
  5. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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  6. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!
  7. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard.
  8. Welcome aboard!
  9. Hi, and welcome.

    I'm fairly new to this forum and I read a lot more than I write, but thought I'd drop in here and say that I'm in Jersey, too. Maplewood (Essex County), to put a finer point on it.

    Jersey definitely doesn't have the highest per capita concentration of BBQ'ers in the nation, but I must say that over the last 3 or 4 years I've seen a noticeable increase in and around my town. I like to think having my smoker fired up every weekend, in the driveway where everyone can see it, has contributed to the trend in some small way.

    Anyway, there's lots of good info and fun discussion on this forum -- you've come to the right place.
  10. warthog

    warthog Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the SMF. Nice to see more folks from NJ. I'm from the bayshore near exit 120 on the Garden State. Enjoy your stay!
  11. ol' smokey

    ol' smokey Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Good to have you onboard.
  12. brucem609

    brucem609 Fire Starter

    Burlington County here. I work in Philly and live in NJ. Have you ever heard of sweet Lucy's over in the North East part of Philly? Great BBQ place, espicially if you need a quick fix for some Q.
  13. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hadn't heard of them but I checked out their website and I'll definitely stop there next time I'm in Philly.
    I loved on the menu how they explain the question that people ask about why the meat is pink.
    Thanks for the tip [​IMG]
  14. philly single

    philly single Fire Starter

    Welcome! I'm from S NJ / mount laurel area. Agreed with everyone else, doesn't seem to be a big number of BBQ'ers here...but the few of us are doing our part to fill the weekend air with smoke and BBQ :D

  15. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
  16. chef jeff tx

    chef jeff tx Smoking Fanatic

    JERSEY?? What exit?? :) Howdy & welcome!
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, and congrats on the new MES. It's all good my friend.
  18. brucem609

    brucem609 Fire Starter

    can't keep up my box temps today....Need help? any ideas ? South Jersey is in the teens and can't get the box above 200....
  19. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party.
  20. fire it up

    fire it up Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Try a windbreak or some insulation.
    When it gets too cold for my sNp I just lay a towel on top of the cooking chamber making sure it isn't too close to the heat and it does the trick.

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