Beginner from NW Oh

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by keith54, May 12, 2008.

  1. Hi, I'm Keith and I am from Maumee Oh. I just got started with Bbq last fall right before the weather turn bad. I did manage however to smoke a couple of Boston Butts and a brisket. The first pulled pork was a little tough, pulled it out of the smoker too soon like a newbie would. Just too eager to chow down I guess. Next I tried a brisket, It was done and very tender but a little to smokey. My wife and I burbed [​IMG] for hours afterwards lol. So, my first 2 attemps were learning experiences. Then finally some success. The next two pulled porks were really great (made many toast to our success). Anyway I'm glad to be here with all of you to share and learn about smoking meats and other food. Imagine having a hobbie that is so much fun,can include family,neighbors and friends, get to chow down some fantastic food and wash it down with beer. Whatever took me so long to discover this hobbie I don't know. But like I said I'm darn glad to be here.

    My starter smoker is a little Mecco w/mods. It is what it is,a cheapie. But it works for now.

  2. cinnamonkc

    cinnamonkc Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome and glad to have you join us!
  3. daboys

    daboys Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Keith. You picked the right place to get allot of very helpfull info.
  4. capt dan

    capt dan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    You gone and done it now! By next summer you'll have a new bigger smoker and a second freezer! Wanna bet me?[​IMG]

    Welcome to a great family of very knowlegeable people.
  5. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Keith, we're glad to have ya here.[​IMG]
  6. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Keith, Did the same when I started. Get some cold brews on ice, sit back and go low and slow. When ya think its done sit back down and drink 5-6 more. Possibly done by then. This from experience.
  7. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.................Lots of great people here with great advice..................
  8. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Keith, Welcome from just north of ya. A great bunch of folks here and a bunch of great info is already on the SMF.
  9. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I'm with Dan on this one! I started smoking a year ago in my home made galvanized trash can smoker. I have made a substantial upgrade since and have added a fridge and a deep freeze to my completely overstuffed garage. Welcome to the forum and to your new found passion! (Hobby is something you like to do on the side - smoking is something I think about whenever my mind wanders. It used to be girls. God I need a life!)
  10. Gee wiz....Thanks to everyone for the big welcome. Sounds like there is a lot of experience here,which is great.

    Since I'm doing ok with the butt,what do you all recommend I try next? Open to suggestions.

    Thanks again for the welcome.

  11. funh2o

    funh2o Meat Mopper

    Keith...welcome to the smf. Lots of great people on here and lots of good information.
    As far as trying something different for your next smoke, may I suggest a Fatty or maybe some chicken's. In any case you will be hooked on this smokin thing.

    Happy Smokin

  12. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our little corner of the web, Kieth! From one "Buckeye" to another.

  13. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF from SW Ohio (a little east of cincy). Lots' of good folk here to answer your questions. be warned however this is an addiction that there is no cure for you life will revolve around what will fit in the smoker next. enjoy your time here and be sure to join in and we all like Q-VIEWS
  14. FUNH20, I'll try the chicken next,thnx for the idea. Maybe I'll check the search thing for tips.

    Brianj, I see we work in the same trade[​IMG] . GO BUCKS!
  15. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    welcome to the smf
  16. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! Gotta try the will want these more and more!

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