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New guy from PA

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bucktailer, Jan 24, 2011.

  1. bucktailer

    bucktailer Newbie

    Hey guys.  Great site and I am already learning a ton after only a short visit.  Long story short I am a meat fanatic that loves to grill.  The only natural progression for me was to go to bbqing. So here I am.  Looks like I am going to be picking up a new lang in the next couple of weeks and I cant wait to start cooking.  I will post my progress as I start q'uing.  Thanks for the great site. 
  2. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


  3. les3176

    les3176 Master of the Pit

    welcome to smf!!!!what part of pa are ya in???
  4. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome! You're going to love it here as these people are great. I am from PA originally, like Les, anxious to hear where you're from. Upstate is my guess from your name.
  5. welcome bucktailer ,I'm new here also but I can tell you there is a lot of good cooking going on the site .
  6. realtorterry

    realtorterry Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to smf. If your new to smoking check out the free e-course here!
  7. bob1961

    bob1961 Smoking Fanatic

    welcome fellow PA'er....where bout in PA r u, i'm in pike county north east part of the state........bob

  8.  Coalminer from PA here! NE PA... Wilkesbarre-scranton Area.... newbee to the forum Also.....

    Fired up the Propane Smoker this past weekend ,,,,,, it was about 15* mid morningsunday, ending with a -4*degrees this monday  morning.

    I know you hardcore charcoal smokers hate electric and propane, but its masterbuilt, propane with mods, and it held the temp at 200- 225 very well for 12 hours. I was very suprised, because of its thin walled no insulated construction, held its temp very well.....go fiqure.
  9. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
  10. SmokinAl

    SmokinAl SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard.
  11. xjcamaro

    xjcamaro Smoking Fanatic

    We are getting quite a few PA'ers in here lately! Glad to have you here, Bucktailer, where in PA are you?
  12. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


     First off welcome Buck to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:


    then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

    here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.


    Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again

    Welcome to Your New Addiction    
  13. bucktailer

    bucktailer Newbie

    Thanks for all the replys guys.  I am in Montgomery county. Bob1961 I have a camp up in Pike county, near Lords Valley.  Do alot of hunting/fishing/trapping up there.  I am getting close to getting my lang.  Hopefully I will make the road trip down there.  I already started the ecourse and will post more when I start smoking.  Thanks again!
  14. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. [​IMG]
  15. Bearcarver

    Bearcarver SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome Bucktailer!

    This is the first I saw this thread.

    My family had a cabin on State Game Land for about 50 years (1947 to almost 2000) at Saw Creek, off 402 (Whitaker Road).

    I know Pike County better than the county I live in now (Lehigh), but not as good as Bucks (where my heart is).

    I used to catch native Brookies off the little 402 bridge, just north of the churches at Lord's Valley.

    Again---Welcome neighbor,

  16. ellymae

    ellymae Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the party - from Southern Chester County
  17. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, from SoCal. Keep reading the forums, there is a lot of good information from great folks who like to share good times. It's all good my friend.
  18. Ok, thought to run the smoker this mornin... Picked up a butt 7#, shoulder(picnic) 9#, and a brisket point 5#, everything dry rub at about 12 hours or so ago, 1 am now.[​IMG][​IMG], running temp outside, 15*deg. Wind gusts 50 mph, about 1 * deg feel like temp.
  19. I am running a masterbuilt, propane smoker, with wood stove rope, gasket that I drilled and inserted, the door was leaking heat and smoke for sure! But cured the issue. All steam, smoke, and heat venting through top stack! Also I placed a porcelain shallow pot with lump charcoal, and wood for smoke, the propane helps with cold temps, wind, and keeps a even temp at 220* avg. Crazy as it sounds!
  20. Bucktailer, welcome to SMF, looks like the guys have mentioned about everything that I tell people when they are new, mballi has put it down pretty good and given you some important links to go to.  The only thing I would say is to use the Search Bar, (near the top of the page) and the WIKI sections to find out about anything you want to read about, there is literally tons of material here to read about. One other thing that helped me, in the WIKI section under the letter A, there is a list of Acronyms, print off a copy of these and keep it close to your computer.  It will help you understand what we are talking about sometimes.  Again, glad to have you and Welcome from Southwest Virginia, mining capitol of Virginia!

    Your SMF Friend,

    Barry  [​IMG]