New member from Tennessee

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by luv2camp35, Feb 6, 2008.

  1. I currently live in the Sevierville, TN area. For those of you that may not have ever heard of this it is one of the towns in the "Gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains". If you have never been to the are missing one of the most beautiful areas in the US.

    I have a wife and a spoiled Yorkie (she is asleep on my desk right now). We also have two grown sons, one in GA and one in WI.

    Since it is just the two of us that I cook for I did not want or need anything large (would love to have the unit that XTexan is selling!!!!) so starting with a wimpy K.C. Smoker electric ($45 at WalMart).

    I know...I this crowd I feel like I am driving a Yugo to a Vette convention. [​IMG]

    This does work well for our use. I have smoked ribs, shoulder and my first fatty. I have roasted two chickens and even used it to thaw a frozen bbq butt (tasted like it was just pulled from smoker).

    I have already gotten some great ideas from this site and look forward to many more. Example....if someone told me a few months ago to smoke a fatty....I would have been looking over my shoulder for the cops!!!!
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hahaha! Thanks for the post, Luv. And many years ago, with a brand new driver's license... I drove thru the Smokys. OMG...scared sh..less and in awe simultaneously. It is truly beautiful.

    Welcome to SMF! Enjoy yer time here
  3. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, glad you joined the site !!!
  4. charles1056

    charles1056 Meat Mopper

    Welcome to the SMF, Luv2camp35.
  5. shellbellc

    shellbellc Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Why were you scared?????

    Welcome aboard! I'm sure you will quickly find out that most of us here don't have those really big rigs, but we still put out some great Que!!!
  6. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Hey Luv2camp35,

    Got kin down yonder in Columbia but he may move your way when he retires around Knoxville somewhere. Welcome to the SMF!

  7. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Driving thru mountains with a learner's permit? And being from MI? Crap that's alot of steep grades, curves and drops!
  8. I strongly recommend that yer kinfolk do some research in the area before they purchase. The traffic where I am is BRUTAL during the tourist season (which is now almost year round) and have been totally blown away with the homebuilding in the area.

    If you would like to discuss further, PM me (I might be able to figure that out) and I can give you more info.
  9. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF! It sounds like you're off to a good start with your smoking experience. The size of the smoker doesn't matter much, it's what you do with it. [​IMG] For you and your wife, you're starting with one that is just the right size. If you've got questions, be sure and ask. Someone around here will have an answer for you. [​IMG]
  10. j-rod

    j-rod Fire Starter

    Good to have you and good to have another volunteer. I agree with the GSM being one of the most beautiful places on Gods earth. My Dad always said we lived in the flowergarden of the world.
  11. lcruzen

    lcruzen Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Thanx for the info. He has quite a bit of kinfolk in that area and has been visiting quite a bit so he knows what he's getting into. I may darken his doorway sometime this Spring as I've never been to that side of Tenn.
  12. kratzx4

    kratzx4 Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF. size or kind of smoker does not matter, Hey some folks smoke using 55 gal drums. If the "Q" taste good and you are happy with it and had a fun time doing it then all is right with the world. Besides you only need to please one person, you, Oh yeah I forgot keep the little lady happy first then you come last I mean next.
  13. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! My son's wife has family in going through the GSM when we lived in Chicago and going home to the Carolinas on vacation. Beautiful area!!
  14. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, glad to have you with us. You're going to be breaking new ground with your K.C. smoker, good to see you adapting it to your style of smoking. Looking forward to your Q Views and smokin' stories.
  15. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. Great place here.............

  16. morkdach

    morkdach Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    glad to have ya aboard
  17. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF and enjoy. Would love to come that way on vacation sometime.
  18. reddog

    reddog Fire Starter

    Welcome Camp,
    Please share your stores on what you cook and smoke. I have learned alot being a member for a few weeks. I can cook but on this site you have the PRO'S to talk to.
  19. jseiber

    jseiber Fire Starter

    Welcome to the SMF, from Clinton TN.

    You have come to the right place for sure, because there are a lot of good friendly folks here who are willing to answer questions and share their knowledge.

    I too am new to the board and smoking. I got my smoker about two weeks before Christmas. By reading the posts and asking a few questions, I've been able to turn out some good food with ruining any of it.
  20. Wow, really small world, I'm from Clinton as well. Good to see you fellow Tennesseeans.

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