Howdy from NC!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by john in nc, Jun 30, 2013.

  1. I'm John, and I am in Statesville, NC. 

    Being the new guy-please be gentle on me! That said, my father trained me well: if you have meat, you grill/smoke it-rain, snow or shine! We are a Weber family-I actually grew up very close to (and have been in both) the Weber factory when it was in AH (and now) Palatine, IL. I still am a coal/lump man, but other family members have moved to gas. Each to his or her own.

    My hardware is simple: an 18" (the workhorse)  and a 22" traditional Weber kettle. I end up smoking with them more than I grill! I follow the KISS method of grilling and eschew anything that requires elaborate steps as I found simplicity to always end up being the best. Low and slow with the right smoke and humidity has always carried me through. It is funny how people react when I take a simple grocery store roast such as a sirloin tip or bottom round and give it a little TLC on the grill. To them, it is magical. To me, it was a cheaper cut I just tossed on the kettle :)

    I look forward to this site as being a single resource to ask my grilling/smoking questions. Maybe I can share what I have learned over the years as well.

    I don't have any QView pics (ribs aren't on the grill yet). So, I included one from Easter when I smoked a leg of lamb. Brandy is my helper. 


  2. John [​IMG]

    Look forward to seeing a Qview.

    Happy smoken.

  3. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi John! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  4. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, John!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Dave and Stan already have you covered...Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


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