New member from California, king of the smoking states! -UPDATED QVIEW

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by swoods93631, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. swoods93631

    swoods93631 Newbie

    Ok ok, california lacks any title for smoking meat. it sounded good for a minute though!

    Just saying hi, I have been smoking meat (mostly pork) on a small electric grill for awhile now and just recently got a Char-Griller Duo w/ Side firebox. I have found this forum very helpful and hope to learn lots more about smoking techniques.

  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF !

     that smoker looks to clean. ya need to get it smoked up . Take the time to look around ,allways something new to see
  3. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, glad to know that you're finding the threads helpful. It's all good my friend,
  4. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Calli feller! This is one awesome place and the folks are alot of fun too! Yea, you need to get that new machine smoked up and then post us some pics of great looking BBQ!
  5. smokey paul

    smokey paul Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Welcome You were right!!!! California is the smoking KING when on fire as in forest fires.

    I know just moved from San Diego land of the fires in the hills...LOL

    Enjoy the forum as there are many Californians here and we all like to see and hear about good smokes....

    Good looking rig but toooo clean need some smoke on it LOL
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  6. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower a fellow Californian.

    I would have to point out though that Santa Maria, CA is in the BBQ meat map!
     ................the Tri-tip used to be mainly a cut for grinding until the Santa Maria Steak became popular across the US.....also the Santa Maria Grills are named after the California Central-coast town.
    Last edited: Jul 1, 2010
  7. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    Yes sir it time for you to start smoking. This is one of the best places to find out alot of info for smoking and your meat seections to. Now go out there and get something to smoke. If you have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to help you in just about anyway. Heck someone might even come over and show you how to smoke a good meal to.
  9. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard over there in the king of Q state! [​IMG]   As the others have already said, you've definitely found the right place for some great information and some very friendly folks who are willing to help out with even the simplest of things.  Congrats on the new smoker!  Throw you a couple slabs of ribs on there in and that nice looking smoker broke in!  
  10. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Oh yeah, we got to do something about these smokin animals (avatars)! LOL
  11. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome from Fallbrook - great looking smoker - What part of the state are ya from
  12. swoods93631

    swoods93631 Newbie

    Well to answer some of you guys, I am from the central valley, south of Fresno! I used to live up in the those burning mountains in Sonora by Yosemite! Ya that new smoker is way to clean and I will be smoking several slabs of BB ribs this weekend for the 4th. I will break it in proper! I will certainly be posting pics of the ribs after Saturday so stay tuned.... I hope I do okay on my first smoke in this beast! I am just going to take it slow and relaxed.... maybe have a beer or three.  Thank you all for the great replies, I have been lurking the forum for a couple months now and really appreciate the warm welcome.

    Dean - I like my smoking monkey and your smoking pigs! I actually got that avatar for a quit smoking (cigs) forum when I quit smoking (cigs) over a year ago... but it is fitting for here...

    I have a post on the pork forum about my first smoke this weekend here:

    Thanks guys and gals!
  13. Welcome to SMF!! I hope your time here is eventful and educational. Get that thing fired up and full of Q so we can see how well you do over in Cali.
  14. Welcome swoods

    Now let's get that smoker nice and greasy and all smoked up. Welcome again Friend
  15. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower

    Central should have access to pretty good beef out there!
  16. swoods93631

    swoods93631 Newbie

  17. harryho

    harryho Smoke Blower

    Is that it for the Central Valley? I thought there were more cattle farms/ranches out there than just Harris Ranch..........
  18. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

  19. swoods93631

    swoods93631 Newbie

    Oh yeah there are a lot more, Harris is just my fav. beside maybe a small Ma and Pa ranch....
  20. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

    Welcome [​IMG]to the [b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b][b]SMF[/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][/b] forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.

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