Another Newbie From Tacoma,WA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by wcortesi, Aug 9, 2008.

  1. wcortesi

    wcortesi Newbie

    I've been lurking around here for a couple weeks now, and figured I'd introduce myself. I've been smoking for about 6 years now, but sure glad I found you guys!
    I started off with a bullet shaped smoker from Home Depot, like a ECB, but even cheaper! Just upgraded (maybe) to a brinkman vertical smoker and have already moded the firebox with the square wok I got at Lowe's.

    I've been doing Jerky, Ribs and Smoked Salmon for several years, with pretty good success (and more than one absolute failure!) but always looking to improve.
    Did some baby backs last week, which turned out good with the 2-2-1 method, although I tried the cinammon, pepper and clove rub I found on this site and did not care for it at all! Oh well, back to my usual method of mustard and spicy rub I've been using for years!
    So right now I've got a pork shoulder roast in along with a really basic fattie (Just JD spicy sausage) and anxious to try it out!
    Still having problems with temp control, though. I used sand in my water pan last weekend, but my temperatures were just too high, so this weekend I went back to straight water and now I have a hard time keeping temps high enough!
    OK, gotta go check things in the smoker!
  2. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Wcortesi.
  3. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF family. Glad you found us. Lots of smokin smart people here.
  4. erain

    erain Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    welcome to smf!!! lookin forward to some qview!!!
  5. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, lots of great info for us newbies.
  6. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome-we like new people-you sound seasoned-hope to learn a thing or 2.
  7. aussiemick

    aussiemick Meat Mopper

    Welcome aboard mate. Lotsa great people here.
  8. lawdog

    lawdog Smoking Fanatic

    welcome. I bet you get the temp problems worked out in a smoke or two.......or ten, oh well just another reason to keep smokin
    Don't forget the q-view.
  9. Welcome to the SMF wcortesi. Just south of ya here in Oly town. Lot's of great people here so if you have any questions just ask. Hope your butt turns out great. Post up your Q-view if you can.

  10. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    ditto desertlites
  11. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the family
  12. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF.
  13. okie joe

    okie joe Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome glad to have ya.SMF is a great place you will fit right in...

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