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Greetings from Tampa!


Smoke Blower
Joined Jan 17, 2011
Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself.  I've been using a bullet-type charcoal/wood smoker for several years now, but keep looking to upgrade a soon as I find an excuse.  Just hard to justify since everything I make with the one I've got turns out great, and I've learned how to control temperature and smoke levels really well.  Typically, I grill once to three times a week, year-round, and run the smoker about every other weekend.

Since I'm also a woodturner, I've learned where to get to lots of good hardwoods, and I currently have quite a bit of Apple, Cherry, Hickory, Maple, and Mesquite scraps and cut-offs that I use in the smoker.  

I've never tried Citrus, but I've been told it's not bad on chicken or fish, and there's always plenty of pruinings around here to pick up by the curb.  Anyone have experience with orange or graprefruit wood?

I live in the Tampa Bay area, so there's really no off-season for grilling or smoking.  Always looking for new recipes and tips and techniques to improve my cooking.  Looks like there's plenty of really knowledgeable people here, so I'm sure I can learn a lot and hopefully contribute a recipe or two down the road.




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Joined Jul 19, 2010

  Have a great day!



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Joined Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Steve to SMF. Hi from the Jax area here.You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

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Joined Feb 3, 2009
Howdy from south Louisiana,

 You can use the citrus on fish ,fowl or pork.

 IMHO it just isn't strong enough to flavor a good slab o beef.


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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Welcome Steven, Always good to have another Florida boy on here.There are lots of great recipes & tips from some of the friendliest & knowledgeable folks around. Sounds like you have your smoker dialed in. If you do buy a new one DON'T get rid of old reliable. As you have found out there's a learning curve with each smoker. Also, as eman said there's nothing wrong with citrus wood, it's just a bit lighter flavor. Good luck & looking forward to more posts from you. Don't forget Q-view!


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 10, 2009
welcome to smf!! I use orange wood all the time when i smoke fish and have tried it on chicken as well.It is a great wood for smoking for sure,so i would defiantily try it!!! I don't think it would work on a brisket or anything beef,but maybe on pork.


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Joined May 1, 2007

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.

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Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 17, 2009
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.



Smoking Fanatic
Joined Jul 1, 2009
Welcome to SMF. And you don't need an excuse for a new smoker. I have 3 and I'm just gettin started at this. Welcome to your new addiction!
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