New to the site from Suthern Oregon

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bill raul, Jun 4, 2015.

  1. Hi everyone, my name is Bill, I live in southern Oregon and I am new to the site. I have searched a few different recipes online and got brought to this site, so I figured I was time to join what seems to be a great group of people who love to grill and smoke food!

     I have been smoking ribs for a few years now. I stared out with a Weber grill and focused on indirect cooing with soaked wood chunks. I then decided to get an electric smoker that was on sale. It is small has three cooking grates and basic water and wood chip pans. I never had good luck with this because by the time my wood would start to smoke the temp would be to high. So I got a second Webber so I could cook more at one time. The downfall with both of these is they don't have a thermostat so I have always smoked by guess and site. I know that is not the best, but I have had some good luck over the years.

    I have been wanting to get a smoker with a side burner for the last year but didn't like the prices I saw. I didn't want to make a big investment only to feel let down like I did with the electric. So I have been patiently waiting to find a good deal, and two days ago I did!

    Someone purchased a new gas grill and wanted to get rid of there old side burner. So I was able to pick it up for $33! I figured for that price, even if it isn't that great I am not out a lot!

    So now my new adventure begins, learning how to get great smoked food on my new toy! I do think I now need to invest in  dual probe thermometer so I can use this to its fullest and not be let down by user error.

    I look forward to learning from all of you and hopefully making some new friends who love this hobby/sport as much as I do. Look forward to talking with you all soon!


  2. tropics

    tropics Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Bill Welcome to SMF you have some people in your area on here.Use the search bar and don't be afraid to ask a question.
  3. [​IMG]   Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a nice warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.

  4. dirtsailor2003

    dirtsailor2003 Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Howdy from Central Oregon! Don't be afraid to ask questions and please post your smokes!

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