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New guy from Sugar Land, TX


Joined Jan 1, 2014
Howdy, I'm Jack from Sugar Land, TX.  OFT42 stands for Oil Field Trash.

I'm not new to smoking meat, just new to trying to do it well.  I grill (steaks, burgers, etc) on a Weber Gas Grill and sometimes use a Weber, Kettle Grill when I want to use charcoal.  

I bought a Traeger Lil Texas pellet smoker about a year ago and have had a good time experimenting with it.  Funny thing is, I have not been totally pleased with anything I've cooked on it, yet I keep on trying.  I've cooked a few briskets, spare and baby back ribs, pork butt, chicken and as I write this, I have a couple of small pork tenderloins smoking on the Traeger.  (I had to have some pork to go with my New Years black-eyed peas)

I enjoy the "smoke flavor" of smoked meats and have found (for my taste) that my Traeger does not impart enough of a smokey-flavor that I seek. I bought a  A-MAZE-N-TUBE-SMOKER and have had somewhat better results, but still not enough smoke for my taste.  I've thought about about trying out some 100% hickory, apple wood, etc pellets, but just haven't done it yet.

I think I may have started rambling here on a thread where I am supposed to introduce my self.  Sorry bout that.

Anyway, I look forward learning from the folks on this forum.

Health and prosperity to all in 2014.

Jack (OFT42)


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Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome Jack!

You're going to love that A Maze N smoker!



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Welcome to the group Jack!  You'll find that this is a great place to share ideas on smoking, grilling, etc.  There are plenty of folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


gary s

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Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


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Hey Jack

Welcome to the forum from an oil patch gravel hauler to OFT--there are a few of us  LOL



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Joined Jul 18, 2012

Welcome, from Champions. I'm not active on the forum, but I sure have learned a lot from it. as a matter of fact, I'm going to do the mailbox mod on my MES 40 very soon. Outstanding group of people here.

I use the Traeger pellets in my smoker. Ace Hardware up here in Champions keeps several flavors in stock year round. I was getting them at Costco. But, they only occasionally have them. So, it's nice that Ace makes it so convenient for me. I just picked up my first bag of cherry pellets yesterday. I can't hardly wait to try out that cherry wood!

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