Hello! From KCMO

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by vegansbeware, Feb 14, 2008.

What style of BBQ is the best?

Poll closed Mar 15, 2008.
  1. Kansas City Style

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  2. Memphis Style

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  3. Carolina Style

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  4. Texas Style

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. So far, I'm on my second smoker. the first one I had was a "Torpeto Style" Brinkman. Didn't really like that one much and nothing I tried to cook on it turned out to my expectations. I have since moved up to a Char-Griller Smokin Pro with the Side Fire Box. I got it at Lowes as a Birthday gift last year and my wife already calls it "The Mistress". I'm constantly trying to perfect my Smoking Tech. I have already got quite a few mod ideas from posts on this site. As far as my experience level, I guess you could say, I'm in between the "just learnig" and the "pro" catagory. Just a bit closer to the "just learning" on the educated scale.
    I'm from Kansas City, Missouri, AKA the BBQ Mecca of the world, KC Style is the best! I know that will get a few comments as this Thread ages! LOL.
    I signed up to this to get some pointers from you Pros out there. I hope to get to a point where I may meet some of you in person at a BBQ Competition or maybe the American Royal BBQ here in KC. Maybe even join you on the award stage!
  2. sdesmond

    sdesmond Fire Starter

    Welcome! Great to have you here! I think my fiance feels the same way about my smoker and I.
  3. stacks

    stacks Smoke Blower

    Welcome to SMF.[​IMG] Good to see another Missourian on board.
  4. Only you don't ever hear any complaints from the wife about what comes out of "The Mistress", right, sdesmond?
  5. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. [​IMG]
  6. brianj517

    brianj517 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our little corner of the web, Veg! Glad you found us!

  7. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Lots of great knowledge here! Don't forget to give us some q-view![​IMG]
  8. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, the epicenter of the hyperspace smoking universe.
  9. smokingrookie

    smokingrookie Smoke Blower SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, glad you found us.
  10. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site. I love KC (spent 9 mo out there in a stretch a few yrs back) Nice town. I live Carolina style without the cole slaw IMHO.
  11. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site............Great place here.............
  12. ajthepoolman

    ajthepoolman Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! I am over the river a bit in Topeka.
  13. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Where's the option for oklahoma style?[​IMG]

    It's all good!
  14. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to SMF and ya what about southwestern bbq?
  15. I only wanted to compare the 4 main bbq styles. I personally have never hear of OK style. As far as SW Style, I beleive that falls under TX Style.
  16. husker-q

    husker-q Smoke Blower

    Welcome from "north of the river" KCMO!

    new to the forum myself and I have the same unit as you - already started to modify, with the stack extension. Went to the lowes and depot looking for expanded sheet metal grate for a new coal rack - but they only had 18 ga. so need to keep looking for a stouter grate.

    If only the weather would cooperate a bit more - I could get more experience!
  17. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I doan wanna hear any weather whining... sheesh!

    Richtee in MICHIGAN
  18. I too am from the "great lakes area". I grew up there. Go Ohio State! (Noticed you were a Woverines fan) This weather does suck but I agree, It is WAAAAYYY colder up there. I grew up about 20 minutes south of Lake Erie. Nothing is colder than a gust out of the north that has been traveling across miles of frozen lake! Brrrr!
  19. I spent this weekend doing some mods to my grill that I found on here. You can find a bunch of mod ideas and tips on here.

    This is the best link that I found for ALL of the Modifications you can do to a CGSP.


    The only thing I did different was on the side firebox upgrade.
    I used a "Shaker basket" http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?actio...esc&lpage=none. Fits perfectly in the fire box without the handle attached. It allows the ashes to fall into the ash tray so you can empty the ashes during a long smoke without disrupting the burning coals. It also improves air circulation around the coals thus making a constant temp easier to get.

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