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Beginner in TX -- but an OKIE at heart

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by texasjet, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. texasjet

    texasjet Newbie

    We are just getting started with smoking.  We live in Streetman, TX -- about 2 hours south of Dallas.  We are big college football fans, and with the fall weather and being outside and at ball games, etc -- smoking sound like a good time!!  Hopefully, over time it will be relaxing.

    We love to cook all kinds of foods and all kinds of ways (grill, rotisserie, indoor dutch oven, shrimp boils, etc).  We have been reading on the forum for a month or so now and have purchased a smoker and some accessories.  So far the forum and Jeff's "Smoking Meat" cookbook have been invaluable.

    So here is what we have purchased so far -- we have been seeing our UPS man A LOT recently:[​IMG]

    - Landmann GOSM 3895GWLA -- it is the 38" tall with the wide body and 2 drawers at the bottom (1 for wood box, 1 for water)

    - Maverick ET732 thermometer with remote

    - Thermoworks Thermapen

    - Rib rack

    - Gloves

    - Various wood chips and pellets (hickory, peach, apple, oak)

    - Have a A-Maze-N tube and pellets on order -- very excited about the potential for this one !!

    We got the smoker last Friday, got it put together and did an initial smoke to season it.  We did an initial cook over the weekend.  For our first time, things turned out all okay and we learned a TON cooking:

    - ABT's

    - Chicken legs brined then dry rubbed

    - Chicken legs injected with Hooters wing sauce

    - Country style ribs brined with Dr. Pepper/Salt then dry rubbed

    We have some questions on the temperature for our GOSM at the various knob settings (e.g. Low, Medium, High).... and will place a separate post to get some feedback.

    Thanks in advance for all the terrific insight from the forum members!!

    P.S. -- I grew up in Oklahoma and went to school at Oklahoma State -- GO POKES !!
  2. 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 all the new goodies they should be a great start. Ask any questions you have and we will certainly try to get you answers. When you get that new Amazen Smoker don't forget to smoke some cheese
  3. disco

    disco Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Canada. [​IMG]

    Sounds like you're off to a great start! It also sounds like you have already got the addiction.

    I only started smoking last year and, with the help of this forum, I am having a blast and am totally hooked on smoking.

    I look forward to seeing your posts.

  4. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    I love it that a Texan from Oklahoma can get welcomed by a guy from Canada and Boston in the same post. Is this a great forum , or what? Hey , good luck fella. Look forward to seeing some of your cooking.
  5. Blaspheme. No Texan routes for Oklahoma State! LOL. Welcome aboard friend!
  6. Welcome aboard! An okie gone south to the land of brisket? Niicee!! I brought it back up here to OKC. I consider this North Texas anyways...lmao. Look forward to seeing some qviews from ya. Good luck and have fun.
  7. foamheart

    foamheart Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Its OK, we have some other special needs individuals here too. Remember yours will be the little bus.


  8. miamirick

    miamirick Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  9. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.

  10. Welcome aboard fellow Texan!
  11. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.

    If I live long enough, I would love to get back to Texas, a place where people are still somewhat free.

    Many years back?  Those dam Texans were very kind to the people in the service.  Even if they were Dam Yankees?

    I will never forget that, and a bit of my heart is still in Texas.

    Good luck and good smoking.
  12. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ......... We won't hold it against you for being an Okie, at least you are in Texas now, We will speak S L O W L Y so you can understand.  Again welcome



  13. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  14. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Texasjet,

    Sounds like you are loaded for bear!

    [​IMG]  to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

    One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the [​IMG]!!!

    So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

    [​IMG]   or this...[​IMG]

    Good Luck and Get Smokin'

  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Thought you were calling me, Bill !!!

    Welcome Texasjet !!!

  16. texasjet

    texasjet Newbie

    WOW ! Thanks for such the warm welcome. Look forward to lots of great interactions.