Newbie on board

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by westernhunter, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. Hey y'all!!

    I just happened to find this site the other day, browsed, made a few posts, and think that I will like it here.

    I am originally from Puyallup, WA (between Seattle and Tacoma) but am now in Pennsylvania. Pittsburgh is home for now as I finish the last year of my endodontics residency at Pitt. Then I will head back to Philly to settle down with my girlfriend (soon to be fiance??). We met when I was there for dental school at Temple University.

    I know...I know. Some girl is keeping me out East and away from my home. Believe me, I would like nothing better than to head back West, but the ladies always seem to win that battle!!

    Obviously from my moniker and avatar, you can tell that I am an outdoorsman. I really enjoy cooking, especially when I get to go all caveman like as I get outdoors and cook up the critters that I harvest. In dental school, I was the host of my famous Nature's Bounty nights where everyone would come over and eat what the land and the good Lord allowed me to take from the woods, the air, or the water. Like the Nuge says, Kill 'em and Grill 'em!!!

    I am better on a grill than I am on the 'que, but I am improving. Currently I use a Weber kettle grill, the Kettle Rotisserie for my Weber, an Original Bradley Smoker that I updated by adding a PID, an old cheap vertical New Braunfel's smoker, and a Weber Q gas grill. I really want to get a nice big wood or pellet smoker and start perfecting my BBQ skills. This will have to wait until I am done with residency and able to afford it. When I eventually buy or build a house I want to make a huge outdoor kitchen and entertaining area complete with grill, BBQ pit, and wood burning pizza oven. Good times!! I actually may go out this week and get a Masterbuilt electric smoker and donate it to my girlfriend's family's beach place in Jersey. That way I can load it up early in the morning and then head off to play while dinner is smoking all day at the house.

    I started my meat smoking several years ago because my brother and I love to salmon fish and everyone enjoys smoked salmon. From there I have been trying to learn and experiment whenever I can on the grill and smoker. I also just recently bought a meat grinder, mixer, jerkey slicer, and sausage stuffer and have been processing last seasons game meat. Yesterday a buddy and I made 70 lbs of fresh goose sausages....Italian, breakfast, Kielbasa, and Chorizo. Next session will be all smoked...snack sticks, summer sausage, brats and Kielbasa.

    Sorry for the long post...I just got a little excited talking about smoking food! I look forward to learning a lot on the board and adding whatever I can contribute.
  2. rivet

    rivet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to your new home! Check out the 5 day course. The best info you'll find anywhere and a great start to a life of smokin' and good eatin'.
  3. werdwolf

    werdwolf Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome, I'm just new here also, but lots of info and help.
  4. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, looks like you've got the bug... and it will turn into an addiction!
  5. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, glad ta have ya! Sounds like yall should have some good country critters ta smoke! We keep ya round even ifin yall are a dentist. Just a pullin on yer leg partner.
  6. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! Great intro, and ya never need to apologize to this group for loving to talk about smokin!
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.........Glad to have you here.............
  8. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF...You will find yourself on here way to much....its a great place with lots of great peeps!
  9. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad you've joined us at SMF! Sounds as if you're armed and ready to add smoking meats to your outdoorsman resumé! [​IMG]

    Hope you're enjoying my hometown of Pittsburgh. Have some fries at the O for me! [​IMG]
  10. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome WesternHunter. Happy huntin' and smokin'.
  11. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! Sounds like you have a pretty good array of weapons to smoke and grill with...continued success in school and with your smoking.
  12. Thanks for the welcome everyone. I just went out and bought a MES 40" last night at Sam's. I got the last one...floor model....for just $188!! It gets seasoned tonight and then a butt or brisket on Wednesday. Then this one will end up at the Jersey shore (Sea Isle City) so dinner can be smoking while we are out playing in the sun. I guess that means I need to train someone when to add wood to it while I have a line in the water trying to catch my first striper!!

    I posted some pics on the Show Yourself thread. That is really cool to put a face to the name.
  13. jtribout

    jtribout Meat Mopper

    Welcome from 1 newbie to another!!!!!!!! Love the pix. What time is dinner
  14. Welcome to SMF. Lots of great smokers here. Anytime you have a question....just ask and someone will have the answer.
  15. bhille42

    bhille42 Meat Mopper

    Welcome! Welcome! Looking forward to some Q-view of all that game!

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