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Hello from Alberta, Canada

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Just wanted to say hi.

 

I am new to the forum and smoking. Spent two weeks down in Texas in May, and that kind of sealed the deal for me!!

 

I bought a Bradley 4 rack original, and added an Auberins digital controller. So far I have smoked sausages, hard-boiled eggs, chicken, salmon, and new york striploin. So far everything has turned out great and delicious, but I think I can make it better with time and experience. I am just waiting to try out brisket and some pulled pork.

 

Looking forward to asking a lot of questions, and hoping to get a lot of information from everyone here.

 

Patrick

post #2 of 15

Welcome fellow Canadian. I just started smoking last fall and wasn't having a lot of success until I found this forum. You can find so much information by using the search function to get to great posts on just about anything. The experienced members have been great at giving advice and answering questions. I'm sure you will enjoy the forum as much as I have.

 

Disco

post #3 of 15

Hey there. I just joined SMF as well and want to say Greetings! Love Banff, Lake Louise, Toronto, Vancouver... on to smoking. I've BBQ'd for years, but never did it the "right" way. Primarily tri-tip, brisket, prime rib, turkey, chicken, links, now I'm in a ribs mood and really want to get that done the right way - tender, but not fall of the bone soft. Love to smoke salmon and would ask you to share prep and rub/marinade techniques. Best wishes.

 

JonkaToy

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Originally Posted by JonkaToy View Post

Hey there. I just joined SMF as well and want to say Greetings! Love Banff, Lake Louise, Toronto, Vancouver... on to smoking. I've BBQ'd for years, but never did it the "right" way. Primarily tri-tip, brisket, prime rib, turkey, chicken, links, now I'm in a ribs mood and really want to get that done the right way - tender, but not fall of the bone soft. Love to smoke salmon and would ask you to share prep and rub/marinade techniques. Best wishes.

 

JonkaToy

I am pretty new to smoking too so I won't give too much advice. However, I have made ribs using the 3-2-1 technique for spareribs and the 2-2-1 for back ribs. If you do a search on it, you will get some great threads with advice and tips from some who really know what they are doing. The ribs I've made this way are the best I've ever made.

 

Disco

post #5 of 15

Thanks Disco, I've read a little about the 3-2-1 method and will follow your lead and do more research on it and the 2-2-1 which I'm not familiar with. Excellent. Thanks.

post #6 of 15

Welcome to the forums, Patrick!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

 

Red

post #7 of 15
Hi Patrick! to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
post #8 of 15

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Happy July 4th! usa.gif

 

If you didn't read the Terms of Service notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.

 

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

 

Kat

post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Disco View Post

Welcome fellow Canadian. I just started smoking last fall and wasn't having a lot of success until I found this forum. You can find so much information by using the search function to get to great posts on just about anything. The experienced members have been great at giving advice and answering questions. I'm sure you will enjoy the forum as much as I have.

 

Disco


Hey Disco,

 

Thanks for the welcome. What side of the Rockies you on? Happen to do any smoking over the long weekend?

 

I put on some coho and chinook that I caught off the Queen Charlotte's last summer and a new york strip roast, that turned out fantastic, the fish was a little drier than I hoped, but next time I am going to try a longer brine soak and see what that does.

 

My only wish was that I started to do this years ago.

 

Patrick

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Originally Posted by JonkaToy View Post

Hey there. I just joined SMF as well and want to say Greetings! Love Banff, Lake Louise, Toronto, Vancouver... on to smoking. I've BBQ'd for years, but never did it the "right" way. Primarily tri-tip, brisket, prime rib, turkey, chicken, links, now I'm in a ribs mood and really want to get that done the right way - tender, but not fall of the bone soft. Love to smoke salmon and would ask you to share prep and rub/marinade techniques. Best wishes.

 

JonkaToy


Hey JonkaToy,

 

Thanks for the welcome. I got to ask what the 'right' way is, just so that I can figure out if that's what I am doing or not? My salmon making at the moment is still very basic and I am trying to get it figured out, made some this past weekend, but it turned out a little drier than I wanted, so I am still testing. But I write everything down like an OCD person so when I get the recipe a little more figured out I will let you know. Have you ever tried candied salmon?

 

What kind of smoker are you running?

 

Patrick

post #11 of 15
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Originally Posted by SeenRed View Post

Welcome to the forums, Patrick!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

 

Red


Hi Red,

 

Really happy to be here and can't wait to start picking peoples brains about stuff and learning and eating as I go. I also see you are an OTBS member, one day I hope to figure out what this means, but I believe you might have the answers to the questions! ;)

 

Patrick

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Originally Posted by S2K9K View Post

Hi Patrick! to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!


Hey Dave,

Just signed up to the course, thanks for letting me know about it. Already started to go through things in the Articles section, wow I have a lot to learn!

Thanks for the welcome, I look forward to being on the forum alot, and hoping it is a nice relaxing place to hang out and talk BBQ.

 

Patrick

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Originally Posted by KathrynN View Post

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Happy July 4th! usa.gif

 

If you didn't read the Terms of Service notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.

 

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

 

Kat


Hi Kat,

 

Happy July 4th to you, being a Canadian, we celebrate July 1, this is our Canada Day. Hope the weather is great for you in Madison and the celebration goes into the wee hours of the night! You cooking anything special?

I read through the terms of service, and everything seems real straight forward and easy to understand. And I look forward to being  member here for a very long time.

 

Patrick

post #14 of 15
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Hey Disco,

 

Thanks for the welcome. What side of the Rockies you on? Happen to do any smoking over the long weekend?

 

I put on some coho and chinook that I caught off the Queen Charlotte's last summer and a new york strip roast, that turned out fantastic, the fish was a little drier than I hoped, but next time I am going to try a longer brine soak and see what that does.

 

My only wish was that I started to do this years ago.

 

Patrick

I live on the BC side. I am a few km away from Cranbrook.

 

Being retired, I don't get long weekends anymore. I have some buckboard bacon curing in the fridge but the last thing that actually hit the smoker was my spatchcocked chicken with an Island sauce on June 29. I posted it under http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/143921/spatchcocked-island-chicken.

 

I am very jealous of your salmon. It has to be a special occassion for me to pay for a nice piece of salmon. I'm sure it was great.

 

Disco

post #15 of 15

Hi Patrick,

 

 welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

 

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!

 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

 

worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

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