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Hello from CA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by mapleleafsmoker, Oct 25, 2013.

  1. Great looking site and already very helpful. I am a rookie. Have been smoking on my gas grill for the last year and have turned out enough edible stuff that my wife said to go ahead and get a smoker [​IMG]. I am starting off small and getting a Brinkmann split door (minimal investment). I have already learned a lot about the mods I will need to make by looking through here. Am anxious to get it, put it together, season it, and get going. I know my in-laws are already drooling.

    This is a great site - happy to be part of the community and will do my best to add information ( and Q views)!

  2. I should have added that I am based in Valencia, California. 44 y.o. Avid Maple Leafs fan. 

    Have been using Gates seasoning and adding some stuff (garlic, garlic powder, onion powder, cayenne, kosher salt) and it has been turning out well.
  3. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF MLS and were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite………

    The Qveiw


    Happy smoking

  4. Brian[​IMG]

    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.

  5. hagisan

    hagisan Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the forums fellow Californian.  You've come to the right spot for BBQ knowledge and opinions.  Couple things to keep in the back of your head...

    1. Search bar is your friend

    2. Q-View (I need to do a better job at)

    3. Consider changing  teams....maybe to the Red Wings.  jk [​IMG]

    Take it easy.
  6. dahookup11

    dahookup11 Fire Starter

    How's it going Brian, good to see another Californian on here. Welcome.
  7. 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   ......... 



  8. pgsmoker64

    pgsmoker64 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hello Brian,

    [​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'

  9. seenred

    seenred Legendary Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hi Brian and welcome to the forums!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  10. cmayna

    cmayna Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    What time is dinner?

    Welcome to SMF.

  11. Thanks everyone.

    Need to figure out how to post the qviews - hoping to do my first smoke this weekend.

  12. gary s

    gary s SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Let everybody know when you are up and running.

  13. dahookup11

    dahookup11 Fire Starter

    For posting qview, click on "my profile", upload your
    Photos into an album, them when you create a post or thread just add photos from your album.

    If you haven't figured it out yet, otherwise, disregard.

    Good luck
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2013