• Some of the links on this forum allow SMF, at no cost to you, to earn a small commission when you click through and make a purchase. Let me know if you have any questions about this.

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

marlin009

Meat Mopper
151
10
Joined Sep 10, 2010
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.
 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.


Thanks to all of you that make this an entertaining and informative site. 


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.


Matt
 

deannc

Master of the Pit
1,153
24
Joined Jun 13, 2010
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.  


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

bassman

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
4,325
54
Joined Dec 15, 2007
Yes, you got bit!  Besides that, you forgot the jalapenos for ABT's.
 

marlin009

Meat Mopper
151
10
Joined Sep 10, 2010
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.  


Now go twist that fattie up and smoke it so you can post some Qview!   
I'm cooking Sunday so I'll do that tomorrow and I will get pics this time.
 
 

eman

Smoking Guru
Staff member
Moderator
OTBS Member
5,305
124
Joined Feb 3, 2009
Welcome to my addiction!!!
 

meateater

Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
8,984
61
Joined Oct 17, 2009
You've only started! Wait till you start smoking cheetos.
 

realtorterry

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
2,860
79
Joined Jun 5, 2009
Now that's funny! I think that was my same 3rd or 4th post:)
 

dale5351

Smoking Fanatic
456
14
Joined Jun 20, 2010
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. 
 

bmudd14474

Legendary Pitmaster
Staff member
Administrator
Moderator
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Group Lead
8,716
1,216
Joined Jun 1, 2008
I dont see a problem.
 

forluvofsmoke

Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
5,170
405
Joined Aug 27, 2008
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.

Eric

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

squirrel

Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
1,599
88
Joined May 7, 2010
LOL! Well marlin it could be alot worse. Looking forward to seeing your pizza fattie, good luck!
 

marlin009

Meat Mopper
151
10
Joined Sep 10, 2010
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. 
Did someone mention grouper fishing?
 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.
 Oh well, guess that leaves more time for smoking.



 
 

marlin009

Meat Mopper
151
10
Joined Sep 10, 2010
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.

Eric

EDIT: Hmm, I just remembered, the last "strange" thing I smoked was tater tots...they're actually pretty good! HAH!!!
6 food groups, I like that.
 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!


 
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,796
10,631
Joined Sep 12, 2009
Hey wait a minute---Blaming "step by steps" makes me take this rather personal!


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.


Sorry Marlin,

Bear
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,796
10,631
Joined Sep 12, 2009
6 food groups, I like that.
 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!


 
Marlin,

That is about the most common way of hinting for an invite. 
 

marlin009

Meat Mopper
151
10
Joined Sep 10, 2010
Hey wait a minute---Blaming "step by steps" makes me take this rather personal!


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.


Sorry Marlin,

Bear
As you should Sir, as you should.

 
 

marlin009

Meat Mopper
151
10
Joined Sep 10, 2010
Marlin,

That is about the most common way of hinting for an invite. 

He wasn't hinting, he asked what time to come down.
 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.
 

Bearcarver

SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
37,796
10,631
Joined Sep 12, 2009
LOL---Now there's a really subtle hint---"What time should I be there?" 
 

dale5351

Smoking Fanatic
456
14
Joined Jun 20, 2010
Did someone mention grouper fishing?
 I'm about an hour south of Brooksville and that is just about my favorite thing to do.
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


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?).
 

Latest posts

Hot Threads

Top Bottom
  AdBlock Detected

We noticed that you're using an ad-blocker, which could block some critical website features. For the best possible site experience please take a moment to disable your AdBlocker.