Greetings From Dallas!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by stewie-q, Jan 16, 2015.

  1. I've been a member of the forum since 2012 but I don't suppose I've officially introduced myself.   Allow me to do so [​IMG]

    My name is Scott - I'm 31 - I live in Dallas TX.  

    I've been smoking meat (Ribs/Brisket/Turkey/Chicken/Butts/Loins/Chops) since about 2001 when I got my 1st smoker for Christmas. I have a Char-Broil with an off set firebox. Participated in a few comps with one 'Peoples Choice' award.

    I recently acquired a STX-International 3000 meat grinder and have been making fresh sausage.  I'm now looking to invest in either an electric (non Traeger - not a fan) or propane smoker to start making smoked sausages and other foods that require lower temps.    

    I have found a plethora of valuable information on these forums and truly look forward to Jeff's newsletters.  They never fail to inspire.   

    Looking forward to continual growth and learning from a lot of you seasoned pros.  

    Cheers! 






     
  2. [​IMG]   Good  afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a beautiful sunny and chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

    Gary
     
  3. 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...
    Happy smoken.
    David
     
  4. disco

    disco Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello from Canada, Stewie.

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    Those pictures show you have some pretty good Q skills! I look forward to more posts.

    Disco
     
  5. Hey Scott, that's some pretty nice looking stuff in those pictures

    Gary
     
  6. bear55

    bear55 Master of the Pit

    Scott,

    If you are looking for an electric pellet smoker/grill I currently own a Rec Tec and believe you can not go wrong with this unit.  Their service is second to none and they have a 6 year warranty.  There is what amounts to a deductible for this warranty so read about it.  If you purchase a Rec Tec you will be given a phone number that allows you to reach a company employee (often the owner) 24-7.  I am not aware of any other company that does this. 

    My 2 cents worth.

    Richard
     
  7. Hey Richard,

    Thanks for the recommendation.  I ended up getting a MES 40" Gen1.  Mixed emotions on it.  Temp swings / lack of smoke.  I purchased an AMNPS but have difficulty keeping it lit in the chamber (smolders out in 10-15 mins).  I have had good luck cold smoking (MES off) with the AMNPS with the door ajar.  Growing pains I suppose.  

    Cheers! 

    Scott
     

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