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Hello from The Golden Horseshoe (Southern Ontario)

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Hello everyone,

 

I just recently stumbled upon this website/forum by accident while searching for a new smoker.  That was a couple of weeks ago. I literally read hundreds of pages on this site and it seems there is a real community here.  So I decided to join. 

 

I have been smoking/grilling on a Weber gas grill,  doing OK,  but smoking on it is really becoming a chore.  I live in a very windy area,  close to the water without any large trees slowing the wind. It's very difficult to maintain a proper smoking temperature due to that. The wind just blows the flame out when it's set at the min.  I can make it work and have smoked some real tasty stuff, but maintaining the flame is worse than with charcoal. The BBQ is a great grill however and it's easy to sear steaks or make pizza at 750*.  I'm looking at the better electrics.  They would make a great combo in the backyard.  Which i gotta fix before I can put another piece of "junk" there.  (so says the wife).  I'm hoping by middle of summer I can go ahead and get a dedicated smoker....

Can't wait so I can make some ribs more often. They are my 4 yr old's favorite.  he calls them bones.  "Make some bones daddy"!

 

In the meantime I'm really enjoying reading some of the conversations on this forum.  Love the recipe ideas too.

Thanks a bunch! This seems like a real awesome place.

Zed   (Spresso)

oh and before anyone calls this thread worthless  :   biggrin.gif

 

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Welcome aboard, Zed!  Glad you joined us.  Those are some tasy looking ribs!  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas.  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

 

Red

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show SMF where you are located?  You just might meet a few neighbors here!

 

Q-view looks amazing!!!! drool.gif

 

Jeff offers a free 5 day E-course.  It is packed with great information anyone can use no matter your experience level!

http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

 

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know before plunging into the forums.

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

 

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

 

Kat

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Thank you both for the kind words. 

I signed up for the 5 day course...

and have spent a lot f hours reading before I posted.... kind of familiarizing myself with teh culture here...

 

BTW I can't decide if I like pork or beef ribs more.  

Those ribs may not look it but were over 10 lbs! Took up half the real estate in the Q  :-)

they elicited a lot of OMG comments from our visitors. 

I'm hoping a dedicated smoker will make things easier...

 

thanks again

Zed

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