or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › Hello from Middlefield, Connecticut
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hello from Middlefield, Connecticut

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 

Just joined this forum and like others on this site, I really enjoy cooking, especially with my smoker. I initially started smoking meat around 2005. I bought a Brinkmann Smoke & Grille (charcoal) to get started and after getting help from Jeff concerning the mods that this smoker so much needed, I have used it right up to this day. I have since converted it to propane with great success I might add. It's so much easier to keep a steady temp for long hours of smoking. My 3 close buddies that I retired with love BBQ, smoked and grilled food. The 4 of us just recently built a cook shack and I will be getting a new Landmann 38      2 drawer propane smoker, I have read some great reviews on this site concerning that smoker. I also just purchased a remote thermometer that I saw on this site.

So I am  looking forward to new recipes, new skills, and much needed advise. Hope to get some tips from some of you pros out there, as I have a lot to learn about this great fulfilling (and filling) hobby of ours.


Thank you, Joe

post #2 of 11

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions
Post it and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is
because their are so many different ways to make great Q...

It would help if you would add your location to your profile.
Happy smoken.

post #3 of 11

texas.gif  Good evening Joe, and welcome to the forum, from a very nice and cool day in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of                    information on just about  everything. 



post #4 of 11

Hi Joe, Welcome to the forum. I'm new to the group as well! I guess I'm right around the corner from you. I'm in Middletown.

There is a lot of info. here and everyone is so friendly. You can find everything BBQ here! Did you go to the BBQ competition at Taino's a couple weeks ago? I competed and it was great!

post #5 of 11
Welcome, from a southern Ohio Wolf, to the best forum on the internet if you are looking to learn how to BBQ/smoke/brine/cure/inject. Well you get the picture if you can do it to to something you put on a plate to eat then someone here has probably done it. Use the search bar at the top of the page and you will be led to the answer to most every question you can think of. If you don't find the answer there then just post it and someone will chime in with there opinion on the subject.
Always remember the only dumb question is the one you don’t ask!!
Keep Smokin!!!
post #6 of 11
Thread Starter 

Yes I did think about Tainos competition. My understanding is you can only use wood/coal fired smokers, no propane. It this accurate information? A couple of people I know were in the competition last year I think. Thanks for responding.

post #7 of 11

Joe, the October competition was a certified KCBS competition and yes we were not allowed to use propane. The competition that was held in June was not KCBS so you could use whatever you wanted. I don't know if they will be holding both competitions next year. Keep an eye on their website and face book page next year. Maybe I'll see you there if you do the KCBS comp.



post #8 of 11
Thread Starter 

Just fired up my brand new Landmann 38" 2 drawer smoker today. (Propane) Had to season it. Now I have to maybe try it this weekend. Gotta do some mods to it though. Something new to play with. Has plenty of room, I actually think I could fit ten racks of ribs in the thing if I had to. Very large.  Thanks for the competition info.

post #9 of 11

No problem! Good luck with your new smoker! Do you any pics of it yet?

post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

I will take pictures eventually. Now I just have to get use to this new unit. Lots of bugs to get out. Nice and big though. I think I'll like it, but I have to get more familiar with it. I will let you know how it goes. Thanks

post #11 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the shout. I will be poking around here and there on this forum. Trying to get used to a new unit I just got. Thanks for writing. 

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Roll Call
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › Hello from Middlefield, Connecticut