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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jconstable, Nov 20, 2006.

  1. jconstable

    jconstable Newbie

    hello folks. just found this website while trying to locate some information. I hail from Northern California, and have been smoking (meats) going on 3 years. Still learning and trying different ideas. just tried a small turkey.. .he didn't turn out as well as i had hoped. Couldn't keep the smoker at a constant temp :(
  2. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome, welcome!

    Glad you are here. Please consider taking Jeff's 5-day course on smoking basics. Feel free to ask questions. The friendly folks here at SMF will make answer.

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  3. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF jconstable!!! Sorry about your turkey, but you have found the place to get it together. Lot's of good turkey threads going this month so head on to the Poultry section and check them out!
  4. Welcome to SMF. Did you brine that turkey?
  5. jconstable

    jconstable Newbie

    didn't brine him... problem was keeping smoker up to temp. using a smoke and grill unit the one with warm ideal and hot on the temp gauge. went out and got a "real' temp gauge. was also thinking of modding the top of the unit with some type of sliding opening to see if I can adjust the temp better. Did a ham for thanksgiving and turned out perfect ( as usual), didn't brine him either.
  6. I would like to just say welcome and it's good to see another nor cal person ask and you will get many answers the guys here are the best.
  7. soflaquer

    soflaquer Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Wellcome aboard!

    Glad to hear you ditched the factory thermo! There's plenty of other Mods here that will make your ccoking alot more successful!

  8. smokemack

    smokemack Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome JC, glad you found us. I have yet to brine any of my smoked poultry, and all have turned out great. I do want to try a brine eventually, to see what the difference is. Welcome!