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Another FL boy

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by toporanger, Feb 24, 2011.

  1. I have been a lurker for years but decided to join after I picked up my latest smoker.... I found a Lang 36 on Craigslist that had never been seasoned!!  So now Ill need some advice on stick smoking.

    I had a GOSM 24 for several years and I'm hoping the move from gas to wood will be a painless transition.  My favorite things to make are Fatties, stufz, ABTs, and anything pork.  I hopw to make my first bacon soon.

    Any advice is always welcome.

    Currently I'm in Saint Petersburg, FL continuing my career as a cartographer/GIS analyst that I started around 13 years ago in the Army.  If you have a map/gps/imagery question I can usually help out.  

    Glad to be "officially" part of the community!
  2. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF  toporanger there is lots to learn here and great people to learn it from.. Congrats on your new smoker can't go wrong with a lang. There will be someone along soon to tell you  how to season that pit.. Happy smoking
  3. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you finally decided to join us. Congrats on the Lang. There are plenty of Lang owners here and I'm sure one will be along shortly to give you some advice. Great to have another Floridian on board!
    Last edited: Feb 23, 2011
  4. raptor700

    raptor700 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome Ranger, I seasoned mine by building a small fire in the FB, bring the smoker up to 250º-300º then spray everything on the inside with cooking spray, and let the smoker runabout an hour and spray again. Then let the smoker run at 250º for 1-2hrs more.

    This will also give you some time to learn your dampers and how to control the temps.

    You'll love this smoker!
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member OTBS Admin SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new Lang they are great smokers. I would suggest using wood splits about the size of a magnum beer can you'll find that it's easier to control the heat that way. Have fun and happy smoking
  6. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    OH NO, not another Florida guy!!!

    LOL---Just kidding---Many of the best we got here are from Florida.

    They do cheat a little though---They don't have to shovel snow to their smokers & aren't shaking too much this time of year!

    Welcome Toporanger---You're gonna love it here!

  7. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster 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. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Great to have you hear - Welcome to SMF
  9. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome.  I was married in St. Pete (decades ago).  My son is in the army -- probably with the same MOS as you started out with.  He did a tour in Iraq, then Ft. Bliss, and is now back in the Mid-East.
  10. Toporanger, we are glad to have you here with us.  Please help yourself to the Search Bar and the WIKI section and remember this, the only dumb question that you can ask here.....is the one that you do not ask.  Again, glad to have you and just yell if you need any help, someone will be there before you know it!

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]
  11. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  12. Welcome, Neighbor,  Glad to have you on board!

    Congrats on the Lang... I've been watching the Tampa Area Craigslist, not sure how that one slipped by, but good grab! 

    Hope to see lots of good smoke (we love Q-View) coming soon out of your new toy.

  13. cassman

    cassman Fire Starter

    Toporanger, Welcome I'm another FL boy. I agree with raptor700 about seasoning your new smoker. I did pretty much the same process on my Bubba Grill 250R.  I had a charcoal basket built for mine that holds somewhere around 30 pounds of coals. I use the minion method on the coals and then add wood to this to keep the fire going. Anyway welcome and have fun breaking in that new smoker.[​IMG]
  14. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


     First off welcome to SMF. I'm in the Jax area here and I hope your other color is Blue.You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:


    then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

    here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.


    Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again

    Welcome to Your New Addiction  

  15. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


    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 eCourseE
  16. I guess I should have stated, I live in Florida but I'm not from Florida.  I'm a Hawkeye to the core and always will be.

    I have taken Jeff's course and I have modified his rub to my tastes, so thats taken care of.

    Can anyone recommend a decent box store firewood rack?  I wont be storing to much as I have access to a ton of local sellers at decent prices, just curious if there was a decent box store rack or if I should just make my own.
  17. Welcome from Callahan, FL. FYI: There is a video on the Lang web site ( www.pigroast.com ) that shows exactly, step by step instructions on how to season the Lang 36.
  18. I spend my winters in Fort Myers.  I can't think of anything better then sunshine, surf, and nice piece of meat smoked just right!!!  I am also new to the forum.  About a month ago, I tried some pulled pork at Leroy Selmon's and I said to my wife, "I need to learn how to make this stuff!!!!"  I have been smoking ever since!
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Uh Oh! ----Another instant addict in our midst !

    Stick around Denny---Maybe go to "Roll Call" and introduce yourself, so the gang can give you a proper welcome!