San Diego Checking In

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by sdlocal, May 29, 2011.

  1. sdlocal

    sdlocal Fire Starter

    Hi All,

    Ian from San Diego checking in.  Used to have a char griller with a smoke box but have moved to a master forge propane with a few upgrades.  St. Louis ribs turned out great last week.  At 10PM I am starting 8 pound shoulder....I would call my skill level slightly above newbie but all of my experience is ribs this will be my first shoulder.  I plan on sleeping through the stall thanks to my Maverick minding the smoker.  Wish me luck!

    Thanks for all the great info,

    Ian in San Diego aka SDLocal
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  3. sdlocal

    sdlocal Fire Starter

    Will check the e course.  I read the entire 14 pages of the pulled pork stick....great stuff.
  4. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF neighbor. I am up in Falbrook - glad to have you here. We now have about 10 of us in the SD area. I will work on getting a gathering together once I retire in the next few months   
  5. sdlocal

    sdlocal Fire Starter

    Very cool glad I am not alone. We should have more than 10 we have BBQ weather all year! Congrats on retirement. I only have 30 years to go!
  6. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

    We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
    this is the place. 

    Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

    Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

    Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

    Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa

    Tips For New Members.
    1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
    2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
    3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself (A Name We Can Call You) and Experience & Equipment.
    4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
    5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
    6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
    7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
    8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
    9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
    10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
    11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
    12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
    13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.

    14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

    15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...
  7. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Ian  I am glad you joint us

    You are in the right place the folks here are help full and knowledgeable

    Don’t forget the Qview  
  8. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]   Glad to have you with us!
  9. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  10. Greetings... South Bay Newbie here.... looking forward to connecting with others in the greater San Diego area. Looking to purchase my second smoker. I have a Meco water smoker, but I am going to make the switch to electric.... Looks like the Masterbuilt 40" is getting the best reviews. Looking foward to comparing notes on favorite bbq restaurants like Huffman's and Barnes (who have the best beans I've EVER tasted!)

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