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I think I may have a problem. Is this an early warning sign? - Q-View added

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by marlin009, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. I'm lucky, my wife does all the grocery shopping. I've spent more time smoking food in the last two months (my entire smoking career) than I have spent grocery shopping in my entire life. She is in Gainsville for the weekend with my daughter and on my way home from work, I stop at the grocery store. Nobody told me I had to go. I just went, I had a list, that I made. [​IMG]  This is what I came home with.


    I already had pepperoni, and rub for the ribs. I bought that last week! I'm starting to get concerned, I thought fishing was bad (and it is). I have a Chargriller Smoking Pro something or other that is two months old and I'm thinking about the fact that the Lang factory is about seven hours away. And let me just say that your Q-Views, recipes, smoker builds and modifications, throwdowns and step by step instructions aren't helping the situation either. [​IMG][​IMG]

    Thanks to all of you that make this an entertaining and informative site.  [​IMG]

    Feel free to critique the ingredients for my attempt at a pizza fattie. These are the ribs I've done all of three times, they've been very good. Be gentle. [​IMG]

  2. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Oh yeah, you've got it, and it's a problem Houston! LOL 

    It's sad, as an example...I've collected everything from beer cans, coins, sports memorabilia, antlers, guns, reloaders, fished, hunted, hiked and coached for years...and on and on, but I'd have never thought I'd have such an awesome spice collection.  [​IMG]

    Now go twist that fattie up and smoke it so you can post some Qview!   
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Yes, you got bit!  Besides that, you forgot the jalapenos for ABT's.[​IMG]
  4. I'm cooking Sunday so I'll do that tomorrow and I will get pics this time.
  5. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome to my addiction!!!

  6.  They're on the rapidly growing list. [​IMG]
  7. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    You've only started! Wait till you start smoking cheetos. [​IMG]
  8. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Now that's funny! I think that was my same 3rd or 4th post:)
  9. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    I see that you are on west coast of Florida.  I have fond memories as a child (pre-teen) when we lived in Brooksville.  My dad used to take me fishing in the gulf.  He always went with a guide out of Homosasa Springs called Leon.  Leon's boat wasn't all that big so it was just him, us and at most a couple others.  The boat started out going down the Witholacochee river (spelling?).  Appartently, the river's name was an Indian name for "black water".  They'd make coffee by dipping the old metal pot into the river and boiling some grounds.  I don't know how it tasted since I was too young for coffee at the time.

    What I remember most was catching 10-30 pound grouper.  We might come home with 400 pounds of fish.  I think that Leon kept most of it.  We might take home one fish for dinner.  At the price of fresh fish today, that was a pretty valuable haul. 
  10. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    I dont see a problem.
  11. forluvofsmoke

    forluvofsmoke Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    I see no problem at all from where I'm sitting...you've got 6 major food groups all in that one foil pan...pork ribs, bacon, pork sausage, ham, cheese, and veggies (in a can).

    What may eventually become a problem is when the whole neighborhood secretly keeps tabs on when you're home so they know when to lock up all their pets indoors where it's safe...J/K!

    Oh, yeah, it goes from in-shell eggs, to bricks of cheese, to cheetos. doritos, coffee, tea, chocolate chip cookies...just to name a few...yum!!!!!!!!!!! (you're hard-core at this point)

    When no matter what mother nature dishes out, you still get your smoke fix, you've graduated to die-hard.

    Oh, pizza fatties are killer...you're heading down the path to some righteous smoked goodies!

    Loinbacks are probably our favorite way to get our pork intake, btw...good choice!!!!

    Tell you what, don't worry about keeping up with your "to smoke" list...it will come in due time. The main thing is to have fun with the craft of smoking, and enjoy what goes into a smoke just as much as what comes out of it.


    EDIT: Hmm, I just remembered, the last "strange" thing I smoked was tater tots...they're actually pretty good! HAH!!!
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2010
  12. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    LOL! Well marlin it could be alot worse. Looking forward to seeing your pizza fattie, good luck!
  13. Did someone mention grouper fishing? [​IMG]  I'm about an hour south of Brooksville and that is just about my favorite thing to do. Back in the day you could get a haul like that, not so much anymore. We have some excellent shallow water grouper fishing just a few miles from my house. Several years ago they changed the per person limit from 5 to 2. This January they are closing it indefinitely. Don't even get me started. [​IMG]  Oh well, guess that leaves more time for smoking.


  14. 6 food groups, I like that. [​IMG]  I did get one request to not smoke when there is an east wind. It blows up the canal and my friend a few hundred yards up said it is driving him crazy.

    Too bad! [​IMG]

  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Hey wait a minute---Blaming "step by steps" makes me take this rather personal![​IMG]

    Soon, just like other addictions, you'll be smoking more when your wife's not home, dragging your smoker behind the barn or garage, so you can sneak a smoke.

    Maybe even leaving a sporting event for a quick smoke (under 6 hours)!

    That's when you'll know you're just too far gone for any help.[​IMG]

    Sorry Marlin,

  16. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member


    That is about the most common way of hinting for an invite. 
  17. As you should Sir, as you should. [​IMG]

  18. He wasn't hinting, he asked what time to come down. [​IMG]  I was doing my first butt and really didn't know when we would be eating so it didn't work out that time but it will soon.

    We were at his house a couple of months ago for some pulled pork, I assumed he bought it. When I tasted it, I knew he had. It wasn't until he took me around back and showed me his propane smoker that I believed he made it. That was really the beginning of the end. I knew I had to get into this. [​IMG]
  19. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    LOL---Now there's a really subtle hint---"What time should I be there?" [​IMG]
  20. dale5351

    dale5351 Smoking Fanatic

    That is a nice looking fish.  Bet it tasted good to.  Can you picture how big that would have looked to me at 10 years old[​IMG]

    I also recall how much that fishing guide hated pulling in a puffer fish.  He would smash them.  Not only did they steal his bait but usually took the hook deep.  Wasn't until years later that I read that they were similar to the fish served as a delicacy in Japan -- but only by people trained to carefully remove a part of the fish that was deadly toxic (liver?).