Howdy from over here in Oregon

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jwbbq, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. Hi All,

    I've just come across this awesome resource today and I can't stop reading!

    My name is Jason and I'm out here in the south...of Oregon. [​IMG]

    I've been grilling for a long time. Spent way more time than I should've with those darn table-top gas grills and then bought a Weber gas grill about 10 years ago. It's finally in need of replacement parts.

    I've gotten plenty of compliments from my work with the gas grill but a couple years ago I felt the need to get real with my Q and bought a Weber kettle. I also bought a wonderful accessory known as The Smokenator. It's basically a manufactured piece of steel that allows me to contain the fuel to one side. I've written a little about it on my much-neglected blog at

    This year (Father's Day) I decided to step up to something that could hold more meat than my kettle, with entertaining in mind. I picked up the Chargriller Outlaw with Side Fire Box at a local Sportsman's Warehouse. I think I paid about $200. The Outlaw is HUGE compared to my other 2 grills. Now that I've been trolling this site I see that I have some work to do on it. I always suspected it would need modding but never really looked for resources before today.

    In general, I'm not too bad with the grill/smoker. My ribs always get rave reviews (albeit from a biased and I'm not too shabby with chicken, other meats, and veggies. Like many of you, I've yet to be entirely satisfied with my product so I keep tinkering (hacking in the tech world).

    I'm a techie (programmer) and love to cook in general. I hope to one day spend more time Q'in than coding. If the Q genie showed up and offered me one wish, I'd only need one, a Lang smoker/cooker rig.
  2. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome found the best site out there on the net.........BIG Family here, and they will treat you as a member..........

    Make sure you sign up for Jeff's free 5-day ecourse, and don't forget the Q-view.............some here say, no Q-view, it didn't happen..............

    check out some of the stickies............they will show you how to post the q-view, if you need to do a search for a topic, or to answer a question, that may of been answered many times before.........

    BUTT! At the same time, the only stupid question, is the one NOT asked.....

    Once again, welcome........

  3. flash

    flash Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome. Oregon is one of my favorite states. Wish I could get back out there too.
  4. smokin365

    smokin365 Smoking Fanatic

  5. @walking dude - I've already signed up (just a few minutes ago)
    @smokin365 - already been there :)
    @flash - Oregon is definitely nice but there's nobody around here that sells any wood! I can get chords of black oak but I'm not ready for that kind of commitment. We have a ton of pear orchards so I've keeping my eyes peeled for someone getting rid of the old stuff when they replant.

    All I can say is, it's a good thing I work for myself. I'd have been fired for the 4 hours I've spent on this site today.
  6. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    alright Jason......on the ball...........i will even get you your first POINTS! ! ! find the sticky/article on THAT feature..........[​IMG]
  7. pitrow

    pitrow Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome, from the bluer part of the state!
  8. sumosmoke

    sumosmoke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You come from a beautiful part of the country, Jason. I have family that lives in Salem and love to visit Mt. Hood. Need to make my way south the next time I'm there!

    Glad ya joined us at SMF!
  9. walking dude

    walking dude Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    heck need to make your way north
  10. chef_boy812

    chef_boy812 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You sound like another fun memeber!!!
    I love how you realy get to know folks around here, great personalities.

    It realy is a family,
    anything you need don't hesitate to ask. literally 1000's of years of experience available.
  11. bbqgoddess

    bbqgoddess Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Greetings to my northern neighbor!
    I must ditto Chef_boy! he is being humble cuz he is a great inspiration himself!
    Happy Smokes!
  12. salmonclubber

    salmonclubber Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    hello jason

    that is a great part of oregon to be from i have hunted around rogue river a few years ago i like it down there its awesome country its amazing to me how many people live down there but if you leave the black top you never see anybody i would start stopping at the pear orchards and asking them maybe they have some wood laying around already seasoned ready for the smoker good luck

  13. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. As you are already finding out, this is a friendly crowd and willing to help.
  14. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.............Glad to have you here..............
  15. dennisdocb

    dennisdocb Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the family..glad you joined us.
  16. blacklab

    blacklab Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Hey Jason welcome to the addiction.
  17. motorhedd

    motorhedd Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    Howdy from noo yawk!Welcome to SMF!
  18. grothe

    grothe Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Can't really add much to whats already been said...but welcome aboard!! Glad ta have ya here
  19. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Jason!!
  20. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard Jason. Back in 91, I had a shipmate from Grant's Pass. I spent several long weekends and a couple weeks there while I was stationed in Alameda, CA. Beautiful country, helped me make my decision to move to the mountains when I 'grew up'. One of my favorite memories of my service days was going to a county fair there. It reminded me of home (West Texas) and I had an absolute blast there. Anyway, welcome aboard and I expect these folks here will become like family.

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