Howdy from Washington state

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by johnstra, Aug 17, 2009.

  1. johnstra

    johnstra Newbie

    Hi all! My name is John and I'm pretty much a rookie to smoking, so I'll be spending a lot of time reading the great information on this site.

    I grew up in Louisiana, so I've smoked things on occasion using various contraptions, but I've never taken it seriously. This past father's day, though, my wife had a smoker built for me by a gentleman in Colorado City, CO. He uses spiral-welded pipe and diamond plate steel. It's a pretty slick unit. Mine is fairly small - don't have the exact dimensions on me. Anyway, now that I have a real smoker I'm eager to master it.

    I'm also real big into all kinds of diesel engines. I've owned a number of light-duty diesel trucks and I recently swapped a Toyota 3 liter turbo-diesel into my 1992 Toyota 4x4 pickup. There aren't many of those around [​IMG]

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to learning a lot and contributing a bit where I can.

  2. the dude abides

    the dude abides Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hi John,
    Stick around. You'll learn lots from the gang around here.
  3. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Greetings from south of you (Portland, OR). This is a great place to get all kinds of awesome advice, recipes, and tips. I just started smoking back in July and have had great success thanks to all the wonderfull people on this forum. [​IMG]
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome John, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    Be sure to check out Jeff's 5Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day e Course

    Everyone here enjoys seeing the qview so be sure to post plenty of pics.
  5. Welcome to SMF John!! Glad you decided to join us.

    Thomas [​IMG]
  6. flagriller

    flagriller Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome, alot of good information here!
  7. fishawn

    fishawn Smoking Fanatic

    Greetings from Olympia, WA!

  8. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Hello John, and welcome to the best smoking site on the net, SMF that is. Keep reading around the forums, plenty of good advise from great folks. It's all good my friend.
  9. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    first off welcome john to SMF. You'll really like it here cause there are alot of good people here that would just love to help you in just about anything to do with smoking meat. I think you should look up the E-course it's free and very informative and will show you the basics. Then go to this page and fine out
    how to post pictures(we call them Qview) we really like Q because we can see what your smoking on and what your smokin. So go grab something to smoke and if you have any questions just post it here and we will answer it for you. So get going
    Welcome To The Addiction
  10. irishteabear

    irishteabear Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, John. Glad you joined us.
  11. elde

    elde Smoke Blower

    Welcome from Wa State! :)

    Derek on the Peninsula.

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