or Connect
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › New Guy in Buffalo, NY
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

New Guy in Buffalo, NY

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Well, here in Buffalo it's currently about 20°F. What better weather for BBQ?

Actually, I'm new to the whole world of smoking meat. I love BBQ & my mother-in-law decided to buy me a smoker for Christmas. (I love you Mom!!) I just sured the smoker this past weekend & I am itching to take it for a test run. From what I've read, pork shoulder is fairly forgiving to newbies, so I figured that that would be a good place to start.

Anyway, I'm looking forward to reading through the posts here. I have a lot to learn.
post #2 of 25
Hey Grande!

Welcome, I am from Niagara on the Canadian side! I am still a newbie so I will leave advice for the pro's but I have to say you have found the HOLY GRAIL of smoking here. These folks are awesome and quick! I did some steaks and posted a message and by time I hit refresh I already had advice on how to proceed!

post #3 of 25


welcome aboard Grande, glad to have u. try jeffs e-course there lotsa to learn there.The folks here are more than happy to help out & alot to learn on the left side.Ya pork butt a good place to start & your mother in law is gonna start spending more time at your house as your smokes go on.hehe
post #4 of 25
Welcome to the SMF, best smokin' site on the net. Congrats on your new smoker, what brand is it? Regarding the pork shoulder, they are foregiving. Try some ABT's when you have the chance, you have a lot of leqdway and variety. Good smokin'.
post #5 of 25
Hey Grande , welcome to SMF.
post #6 of 25


welcome from one buffolonian to another.....whereabouts youy from?west seneca here........damn cold to smoke but i get desperate and heat my garage to smoke when this cold and windy outside...good luck with your smoke.....
post #7 of 25
Welcome to SMF !!!
Pork shoulder and butt are good choices for 1st smokes. Also meatloaf, fattys, ABT's and Dutch's wicked baked beans just to give you a few more ideas for latter smokes.
post #8 of 25
Welcome to the site- As far as pork butts go your right, you can do just about anything to them (and I have) and they still come out great!! very forgiving.
post #9 of 25
Not only are pork butts forgiving, but they're generally pretty cheap, so you can forgive yourself as well!
post #10 of 25
Welcome aboard, I've done some fishing up your way, 18 Mile and Oak Orchard creeks.

Great county and some folks who can do some cooking.
post #11 of 25
Welcome to the forum Grande!
post #12 of 25
Welcome Grande,
Don't miss out on Jeff's e-course and ask lots of questions.

post #13 of 25
Welcome to SMF! Check out the 5 day ecourse . You wont regret it!
post #14 of 25
Welcome to the site. Great to have you here.

post #15 of 25
Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
post #16 of 25
Welcome Grande! I'm not sure about what ya meant by "sured the smoker", but I think ya meant seasoned it? Good thing to do. HEre's a recent thread on it: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ight=seasoning

The 5 day ecourse is a great tutorial on the basics and some tricks and tips too.

And thanks for Hasek. ;{)
post #17 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all of your replys. I actually live in Lancaster, Fred. So I'm not too far away from you.

I signed-up for Jeff's e-Course yesterday. I'm looking forward to doing some reading. I really wanted to try & get a smoke in this weekend, but my wife & daughter are going out of town, so it will just be me & my 2-year old son. I'll probably wait until next weekend. Pulled pork sandwiches for the Super Bowl sounds pretty good.

The smoker that I have is a Smokey Hollow electric unit. I realize that it's not the best for the purist, but I figure that it will be good to get me started.
post #18 of 25
Thread Starter 
Actually, I have one question. I read the thread on seasoning. When I "cured" my smoker I coated it with vegetable oil & let it run at max. temperature for 2-1/2 hours. Was I supposed to put some water & wood chips in there?
post #19 of 25
I always have with both of mine so far!!

Welcome to smf !!!!!!!!!!!

May all you smokes go smooth with thin blue smoke!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #20 of 25
Welcome to the SMF Grande. No sage wisdom to impart, but you can certainly find what you're looking for here.
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Roll Call
SmokingMeatForums.com › Forums › Announcements › Roll Call › New Guy in Buffalo, NY