Hello from Bixby!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by oufan75, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. Hello All,

    My name is Jason and I live in Bixby, OK.  I received my first smoker about 10 years ago for Christmas from my Father--n-Law. It was a Brinkman vertical smoker with the water pan. I used it until the fire pan was rusted and burned through and I have not had a smoker for about the last 7 years or so.  My buddies I work with have started this annual BBQ fest in the culdesac of their neighborhood last year. I was not able to participate since I was lacking a smoker, "duh" so I began to watch for a horizontal offset on craigslist.

    My buddy texted me last weekend on an awesome Oklahoma Joe's Longhorn smoker for $50! I could not pass it up! So I've spent the last week removing all of the rust and restoring the smoker and it now looks brand new. I am waiting for the new spring handles I purchased on Ebay.  I will post pictures soon of the restoration once I get all of the parts.  I plan on using it this weekend and I cannot wait.

    I wanted to learn about smoking meat and the different techniques involved with temperatures, rubs vs sauce, wood types or when to use foil.  Bixby has a BBQ fest every year in the spring and you try all kinds of the best BBQ from the surrounding states and each BBQ pit master has their own techniques. So I am intrigued to read about how everyone approaches the smoker and crafts their art form of smoking meat.

    Novice Smoker,

  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
  3. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome...we like before and after pics...
  4. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Go Sooners.  Win the Big 12!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  5. africanmeat

    africanmeat Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  7. Thanks Venture for the confidence. The real test will be Saturday on the road at Florida State.
  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   you will find all kinds of information on this site!!
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  9. Tulsa is in desparate need of good "Q", maybe you can be the one!
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  10. Here ya go Roller! Before and after pics like you requested!



  11. Thanks BigBob73 for the post!

    You are right, if someone asked me where to get good "Q" around here I would not know where to tell them to go. What a shame.
  12. teeznuts

    teeznuts Master of the Pit

    welcome aboard!
  13. [​IMG] A lot can be learned here.

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