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Howdy from Atlanta

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Greetings from Georgia! I'm new to this forum, but have done a fair bit of smoking over the years. Until a few weeks ago, I did most of my smoke cooking using my trusty old Weber kettle grill (cooking indirect, of course), but recently, at my wife's urging (believe it or not!) I got a beautiful Chargriller offset smoker, which I have nicknamed "the new hotness."

I've done mostly grilling in the Chargriller until this point, although I just finished a beautiful batch of smoked pork chops a little while ago. Tomorrow, though, I'll get to really put it through its paces, when I'll smoke up a couple of racks of pork ribs. I'm also going to do a couple of fatties, which is an idea that had never occurred to me before I found this forum a few days ago.

Anyway, I'm glad I found this place - I've learned a lot just reading for the last few days, and I'll hopefully get to learn a lot more... and maybe even teach a thing or 2.
post #2 of 25
Welcome aboard DM. This site is great, I had never smoked before and while I am still an amatuer I am doing great with all the help supplied by the other members.

Smoke Away
post #3 of 25
Well Hello there Dead Messenger

Welocome to the SMF! I'm sure you'll learn alot here and share what you learn with us as well. Do make a point to sign up for Jeff 5 day smoking Ecourse it free and filled with lots of helpful information to get you started.
post #4 of 25
welcome to the best forum on the web, in the words of the late great ray charles. "you got the right one baby" glad to hear that your lady is on board too. i too have learned a lot from these guys and the tips just keep coming. im building a new smoker that has a new feature that im sure all will enjoy. its in the beginning stage, but everyone thats seen it is blown away by the design. ill send pics as soon as i charge my camera. wildcat
post #5 of 25
Welcome Dead!
We like pictures so don't hesitate. Let's see those ribs.
You will get used to your wife and family asking why you have to take pictures of everything you smoke before they can eat.
Smoke on!
post #6 of 25
Welcome to SMF deadmessengers!!! It always helps to have the wife on board. Enjoy the forums.
post #7 of 25
Welcome to the forum DM. If you haven't already, search the forums for "Chargriller" and you will fine tons of great info on modifiying it to turn it into a much better smoker. I've had one since Christmas and have done a few mods and she cooks great. It's not bad out of the box, but can be improved.

post #8 of 25
well howdy!!! and welcome to smf new old seasoned and plain old smoked....we like everyone, tons of info here and we love to share tons of info....especially that delicous food porn.......uhhhhhhhhhhhh ohhhhhhhhhhh ahhhhhhhhhhh PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #9 of 25
Welcome, welcome!! Glad you are here.

Don't be afraid to ask lots of questions. The friendly folks here at SMF will make answer.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #10 of 25
Welcome To SMF Dead, this is the best place to be ....lots of great people here with ton`s of info , always willing to help out.!!! pull up a chair & enjoy !! also don`t forget to share ,we also like food porn(pics) take care PDT_Armataz_01_22.gif
post #11 of 25
Welcome aboard DM. Used to live in Atlanta myself. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Glad to see you here and hope to see some good pics from you later.
post #12 of 25
Welcome to the SMF deadmessengers and congrat's on " the new hotness". Glad you found us!!
post #13 of 25
Welcome and enjoy
post #14 of 25
welcome to SMF. i have a friend in cumming. everyone else already covered what i was going to say; so i will add have fun, and eat alot of smoked foods.
post #15 of 25
Welcome to the forum DM. Glad to have you hear and congrats on the new smoker. Looking forward to seeing your posts

Keep Smokin
post #16 of 25
Welcome to SMF.
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
So, I'm putting my chargriller through it's paces. I have a chimney going, and the ribs are rubbed and ready to go. I'm also doing what I call a "poor man's pastrami" today, a corned beef brisket flat rubbed with lots of black pepper and garlic salt and smoked.

Food porn, you ask? But of course...

More later...
post #18 of 25
Welcome aboard DM.
post #19 of 25
DM...Welcome...Glad to have ya here...
post #20 of 25
Well, well, well-deadmessengers signed up and a day later he's posting food porn!! Outstanding!! Looking forward to seeing pic's of the finished products.

Oh, yeah-Welcome to SMF and enjoy!!biggrin.gif
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