or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › Hello from Everett, WA!
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

Hello from Everett, WA!

post #1 of 8
Thread Starter 

I joined SMF on December 9 after I picked up a new MSE 2007914, but I have been too busy to post until today.

 

I have cooked and smoked with an old Kamado for 40 years, but gave that to the kids last year and bought a new Vision Kamado from Costco. I just got a Masterbuilt Sportsman Elite 20071914 electric smoker from Cabela's for Christmas, which my wife won't let me open before Christmas. Next Week!! I picked it up just before Thanksgiving and it's killing me to see it sitting unopened in the garage! I'm looking forward to doing a lot of smoking without having to tend the charcoal all the time. I like to experiment with different woods, but I'm only beginning to try different rubs and brine. When I found this website I knew it would be a great way to learn more. Although this is my first post, I have spent quite a few hours browsing the forums since I discovered the site. There is clearly a wealth of knowledge available here!

 

I have been a fisherman since age 6, but for the past 25 years have been almost exclusively a fly fisherman. My Avatar shows an 11 lb. German Brown I caught fly fishing in July 2014. Since I retired I have started adding spin fishing and bait casting as well... going back to my roots:-) Anything to catch steelhead, salmon, and trout! I used to smoke trout in my Kamado many years ago and my friends and family ate them like candy. I'm looking forward to doing that again.

 

Our extended family looks forward to my Kamado smoked turkeys at Thanksgiving and Christmas and I did a prime rib for Christmas a couple years ago that they raved about.

 

Now that I've started to get used to retirement I'm looking forward to smoking a lot more fish, fowl, and meat!

post #2 of 8

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

 

Gary

post #3 of 8

Welcome to the forum.  The search bar at the top of the page can become your best friend.  have a question or a problem simply search it there.  You may, of course, post any questions you have and someone will be along shortly and answer it for you.

post #4 of 8
Welcome from Louisiana. You will find a wealth of knowledge here from members who are happy to share it. Don't hesitate to ask questions and take advantage of the search bar.
post #5 of 8

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...
Happy smoken.
David

post #6 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the welcome, guys! I have found a lot of great info on here already, and I haven't even scratched the surface!

 

I just added my 1 cup of wood chips to my MES30 since there are about 45 minutes left on it's preseason run. It was fun finally getting to open the box and set it all up this morning. Can't wait to see how my first "Smoke" turns out! Not sure what I'll smoke first, but I'm sure I'll be smoking something by tomorrow.

 

Thanks again for the welcome, and Merry Christmas and a Happy Smokin' New Year to you all!

 

Jim

post #7 of 8

Congratulations on your grill/smoker purchases.  They are all very capable systems.  Like you, I own an MES 40 and some Kamado grills.  I must admit the electric has seen far less use since the Kamado Joe Big Joe was purchased.  I fancy myself as the "world's laziest smoker", which I thought made the electric a perfect fit for.  I performed the mailbox mod, and added the AmazeN pellet tray/tube smoker to it, for start and forget smokes.  It works rather well.  But I also find a Kamado with a stoker is as equally start and forget as well.  The stoker really isn't needed, it is just extra insurance against problems with the coals.  Be sure to post some of your future cooks, we all love Q-View here.

post #8 of 8

Congrats on the new smoker and Happy New Year

 

Gary

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