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post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Greetings everyone!

Glad to find such a helpful and friendly forum. I got my first smoker, a large Green Egg this past summer and have enjoyed using it for a number of foods. Twenty-hour slow smokes of Boston Butts make amazing pulled pork, and 45-seconds-per-side sears at 800 deg do wonders to a filet. Meat + wood fire = can't-go-wrong in my book.

The one thing that might brand me as the black sheep around here is that a few months back I vowed to give up factory farmed meat altogether (for a number of reasons, won't bore you with the details). At this point the only meat I eat comes from either the farmer's market (grass fed beef, berkshire hogs, heritage turkeys) or from friends that are hunters (elk, deer). What I'm finding is that these cuts tend to be a lot leaner and can in some cases be a challenge to cook as compared to the much fatter supermarket cuts I had been getting before. The wild game sub-forum is what originally led me to you guys in a google search, so I'm sure there's lots of good info here on these topics.

Anyway, I'll quit rambling. Just wanted to stop by and say hi!
post #2 of 23
Welcome to SMF, I am sure you will like it here. Giving up store bought I doubt will make you a black sheep, it will make from interesting smokes though and we like that
post #3 of 23

Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourse

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #4 of 23
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #5 of 23
Welcome to the SFM. Glad you found us here.
post #6 of 23
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #7 of 23

Omaha Stylie

Welcome from another Omahan! Well I was there my whole life until just about a year ago before moving to Beaver Lake in Plattsmouth. You won't be a black sheep here. Some actually raise their own meats or at least have the same high standards as you. Would like to learn more about the BGE, I heare they are a real treat to cook with. Anyway...WELCOME!!

post #8 of 23
Welcome to the forum. You're gonna like it here. Smoking extra lean meat can be a challenge sometimes. Looking forward to hearing about your adventures.icon_smile.gif
post #9 of 23
Welcome - former Omaha'n myself. I'd love to get a green egg myself! Make sure you Q-View that egg in operation!

As for the meat - I guess no Fairbury Franks at Memorial Stadium for you!!!
post #10 of 23
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #11 of 23
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #12 of 23
greetings from another nebraskan! I'm way out in holdrege but am pretty familiar with omaha, have you tried going to whole foods on i680 and dodge? Right across the street from the mall..they have totally organic foods, and an AWESOME meat counter, the guys there are really educated about meat, which is hard to find in omaha...anyways man welcome to smf, hope to see some great qview from you in the future!

p.s. go huskers!
post #13 of 23
Welcome! Fellow Nebraskan here...from Elkhorn. Enjoy the site.
post #14 of 23
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys!

Here is my first Q-View attempt: http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...1&postcount=11

And yes, I've checked out that Whole Foods... I do see why it has the nickname "Whole Paycheck"... if I can get certain things through the local food coop it is usually cheaper and I know for sure where the meat is coming from. But in a pinch the Whole Foods is definitely better than Wal-Mart! :)
post #15 of 23
that's a great lookin roast you got there, looks to be cooked perfectly to my taste anyways :) yea, whole foods definitely aint the cheapest joint in town, we always load up on their soda when we're in the area, no hfcs.
post #16 of 23
Welcome aboard. Great people and good info here.
post #17 of 23


Welcom from another newbie. Your post caught my eye because I'm a college baseball junkie. One day when I win the lotto, I'm going to load up my smoker and go spend two weeks camped out at Rosenblatt stadium.
post #18 of 23
welcome to the forum from another former omaha guy.

post #19 of 23
First off welcome from an old skater to another to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #20 of 23
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
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