Smokin in Chi Town

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by polishmeat, May 30, 2009.

  1. polishmeat

    polishmeat Meat Mopper

    Hey guys,

    Just purchased a Great Outdoors Smokey Mountain 16" propane smoker at Walmart. I don't know how, but it rang up for $60 bucks and I never turned back. It listed for over a 100.

    Anyway, I'm new to the art of smoking. I remember as a kid back in Poland, nearly everyone had a brick smoker in their yard, where I lived in the village. The smells of sausage and bacon stuck with me forever, and now that I got a house and family, I decided to start smoking myself.

    So, I used the smoker about 6 times already, smoking Baby Back Ribs, Spare Ribs, Boston Butt (so good!), and Beef brisket (need more practice). My favorite has got to be the Baby Back ribs, with a dry rub applied 1-2 hours before taking it out of the fridge to let rest at room temperature.

    Now that I'm getting a little better, I'm trying to improve my smoking skills with trying out new rubs and techniques. That's what I hope to get on this forum.


  2. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Martin! Sounds like you have a good start at smoking. Looking forward to your input and pictures.
  3. wutang

    wutang Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    That is definately what you will get. Welcome aboard.
  4. Welcome Martin to SMF from the Tar Heel State. Enjoy yourself here and happy smokes.
  5. dacfan

    dacfan Smoke Blower

    Welcome, you came to the right place for sure. Can't wait to see some Qview.
  6. coloradosmoke

    coloradosmoke Newbie

    Welcome Martin, I think you will find what you are looking for here. I have found it very useful and insightful.

    Welcome again from the "Rocky Mountain" state.

    Silver Smoker w/mods
  7. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, Marty. Glad you joined us.
  8. jjrokkett

    jjrokkett Meat Mopper

    Welcome aboard Martin! You'll definitely find some good info here.
  9. chisoxjim

    chisoxjim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome Martin from a fellow smoker from Chicagoland. I look forward to reading your posts.
  10. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Martin - glad ya stopped by and joined us at SMF! Quite a few smokers on the site with your GOSM rig that may be able to jump in and help with any questions you might have.

    Welcome, and looking forward to your future posts and qvue! [​IMG]
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    First welcome Martin to SMF and the states it sounds. Glad you have had some good luck so far with your smoker. I have the same one as do a bunch of people here. There is a whole section in this site for rubs, marinades, and sauces oh yea and don't forget jeff has rubs and stuff for sale.
  12. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Martin! Fellow GOSM user here, love that thing! Sounds like a heckuva deal you got on that GOSM...mine was a 100 bucks 5 yrs ago. I also have a bit of Polish blood running though my kielbasa. Lots of info on methods for most everything you mentioned smoking, and some new ideas for potential smokes here and there.

    Anyway, you'll find plenty here, whatever you can't locate info on, just drop a line in the forums and fire away with your questions. We'll be glad to help.



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