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post #1 of 19
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8) Hi everyone! Jim here, from Long Island, New York. I am new to smoking meat.

I saw a show last week on the Food Network about smoking meat and I was :shock: intrigued. Did a search and found this website right away and started reading - learning as much as I could as fast as I could.

:D Today, I ordered the Great Outdoors Deluxe Gas Smoker (Big Block, I think) through Amazon.com from the link right here on smoking-meat.com. I looked all over :( to try and buy one locally (I called stores over two hours away) without having to have it shipped, :cry: but no such luck - it's just not the season for it around here, :? I guess.

I am very :P excited, but I have to wait at least two weeks before it will arrive, as it is pre-ordered. In the meantime, I plan to start the e-course and pick up as many tips as I can. I fish alot, and I am looking forward to smoking fish, along with anything else that I can find.

Thank you in advance for all the info/advice/tips/help that you are going to give me!

Jimmy G.
post #2 of 19

Re: New to smoking...

Well, hello Jim :D

welcome to the SMF.

You picked out a favorit e of a lot of the folk here for your first smoker. Just work the e-course and post us some pics when your smoker gets there :D
post #3 of 19

Re: New to smoking...

Hi there Jimmy G, welcome to the SMF. Former Port Jefferson LI gal here. Youv'e found the best smoking forum on the web!! Read as much as you can, there is tons of great info to get you up and rolling along, if you can't find it just ask , great folks with lotsa know how. Have a great time with your new toy and let us know how it goes :D
post #4 of 19

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Hey Jimmy, Welcome to the SMF. You'll learn alot here and we hope you post your smokin' experiences and pics.
post #5 of 19
Welcome aboard Jimmy
post #6 of 19

Welcome...Glad ya found your way to this great forum
post #7 of 19

Welcome aboard, not much more exciting than waiting for a new smoker.

When you get it try a butt or shoulder first it is one of the easiest things and IMHO one of the best (beside a TRI-TIP).
post #8 of 19
Welcome to SMF SmokeEater!!! Let us know what you think of that GOSM when you get it.
post #9 of 19
Welcome Jimmy G -

You'll find everything you need right here to get you smokin' great food in no time. I friendlier group you'll not find anywhere!

I have a frined on LI. Apparently hardware of any kind is hard to find on LI. Well waiting is something we do alot of while smoking good thing to learn early! Have fun!
post #10 of 19

Re: New to smoking...

Welcome Jimmy G. You found the happening place. You will learn lots and be ready to start smokin by the time your rig arrives. You will love it. I just quit a company I worked for in LI, Hauppauge. Never lived there just worked for them and made an occasional trip there on business.

Good learnin and smokin :)
post #11 of 19

Re: New to smoking...

Welcome to SMF.
post #12 of 19
Jimmy, welcome to SMF. The GOSM is a nice unit and the Deluxe is the model that I use. The e-course is chock full of useful information. Don't forget to check out the Propane section.
post #13 of 19
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Re: New to smoking...

Thank you all for all the positive feedback! I can't wait to get smokin!!! I finished the first part of the e-course last night, and just got home to find part two in my in-box. Gonna have to wait till tomorrow sometime. I'll keep you all informed as this new hobby of mine progresses, and you can be sure there'll be plenty of questions coming your way...

post #14 of 19
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Re: New to smoking...

Did a TON of reading today on this forum as well as for part 2 of the eCourse (Part 3 never came :? ).

Things I found through this forum today:
1-Signed up for a free trial issue of Fiery Foods & BBQ Magazine (fiery-foods.com)
2-Ordered a cover for my Big Block GOSM from ePod2000
3-Ordered a Maverick ET-73 dual probe wireless, remote smoker thermometer from partshelf.com
4-Learned what fatties & ABTs are (and I can't wait to smoke & eat 'em!!!)

I am more excited today than I was yesterday! How many more days till my Big Block arrives? I CAN'T WAIT!!!
post #15 of 19
welcome to SMF. i love fatties and ABT"s.
post #16 of 19

I see an addiction comming on ...

Hello SmokeEater -

Looks like your already addicted and you haven't even started yet! Way to go!
post #17 of 19
Thread Starter 
Yeah - it's gonna be great when I finally get to smoke something and then eat it!

Got an email today from amazon.com - my smoker has been shipped! Hopefully it'll get here by next Friday so I can get it smokin' for the weekend!
post #18 of 19
welcome to the forums, sounds like your super addicted already without even having smoked the first time :) you will love the fatties, trust me....our favorite is the jimmy dean sage, and abt's are a big hit also....in fact I just received my chili roasta's from target.com, 4 racks that hold 12 each....and they were less then 14 bucks a pop!!!!! granted you can also just slice in half and lay them flat....that is how I did it before the racks. pretty soon you will find yourself thinking of what all you can smoke and suddenly realize that everything can be smoked....soon the kids will be eating smoked cereal for breakfast PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif
post #19 of 19
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Big Block arrived this afternoon. 1.5 hours to build. Being seasoned as I type!!!
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