Am new to this great American past-time, altho I have to admit, I am somewhat overwhelmed...
A little bit about myself... am semi-retired and live about 20 minutes south of the Lehigh Valley PA in Upper Bucks County. I spend quite a bit of time in Paul Smith's in the Adirondacks (where I went to school for cooking some 40+ years ago). Needless to say I enjoy the outdoors & cooking, I also enjoy photography & being a musician.
Altho I didn't pursue a culinary career, in recent years I have rekindled (pun intended) my interest in cooking and in particular grilling.
After watching an episode of a BBQ series I was hooked. Years ago I travelled to North Carolina, Florida and Tennessee and really enjoyed the various BBQ's. I am excited to be able to create this myself.
So.... here I go. Altho I have a Weber Kettle I decided to get a pellet smoker grill, it should be here tomorrow.
Getting back to the overwhelming aspect, what meat would you suggest I start with?
Lastly, am interested in going to BBQ cooking competitions/festivals and would appreciate any info on any in the Northeast.
I look forward to being a part of the SMF family and in meeting many of you.
All the Best,