Good morning everybody. My name is Scott and I currently live in Salem Oregon. I have just recently decided to make BBQ my next culinary obsession. I am a cook here in Oregon and have worked in the food service industry for about 20 years. If anybody is familiar with cooks wages you should understand why my first smoker is the Smoke Hollow Electric smoke house. I've been researching for a while (a lot of it on your forum), and have decided this was the smoker for me. Cheap, decent size for my family, well insulated (Oregon get a bit nippy) and even if i could talk my wife into a larger unit this would be a nice back up for doing fish or potato's veggies etc.
Ribs were my first smoke and they came out awesome. I spent days prior searching your forum, watching episodes of BBQ pit master, you tubing everything I could on BBQ and decided I'd try Johny Trig's style of rib making. Did the 3-2-1 method with my own fudged together rubs, juices in spray bottles, mixes of woods. The ribs were amazing. I'm for sure going to start journaling my recipes, temps and times. Hopefully I'll get a competition grade product in a few years lol.
I'm hoping that I meet some people here that will help me along my BBQ journey. I've even found a calendar of event for the local BBQ competitions and am seriously thinking of going out and watching a competition. Maybe if I get up the nerve I'll enter something local this summer (who knows). For now I just hope I can learn as much as some of you folks here. If anybody has any questions about side dishes I might be able to field a few of those questions lol.
Thanks for having such a great sight for new guys like me to learn about our nation only original form of cooking. I hope I'll be a good addition to the team...