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New to You from Portland, Oregon

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by BalticViking, Jun 7, 2019.

  1. BalticViking

    BalticViking Newbie

    Hi everyone!

    We are located in the heart of Portland ("Portlandia") Oregon. We've been university chaplains with a group called Chi Alpha (AoG) since 1989, based at Portland State University.

    So, we stumbled onto a "free" Traeger pro smoker on Craigslist, picking it up for a friend last winter. It is in GREAT shape. Turns out he doesn't have room for it at his apartment complex, so we're breaking it in this week with a 17 pounds of pork butt. I don't know---- it 'may' have conveniently "disappeared" by the time he comes to claim it.

    I'm also trying out EasyBBQ Bluetooth thermometers for the occasion-- 2 in the meat, 1-2 inside the smoker

    The forum already helped me get ready to smoke, so thanks!

    Cheers
    BalticViking
     
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  2. 5GRILLZNTN

    5GRILLZNTN Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome from Middle TN. Great info on this site!
     
  3. SmokinVOLfan

    SmokinVOLfan Master of the Pit

    Welcome! I hope the 17 pounds is 2 separate pork butts and not one by itself or you are going to have a hell of a time! Post some pics can’t wait to see the inaugural cook on the free smoker can’t beat that deal
     
  4. noboundaries

    noboundaries Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    BV, welcome to SMF! Glad you're here and putting that free T to work.

    Enjoy the forum!

    Ray
     
  5. BalticViking

    BalticViking Newbie

    Thanks guys!

    I will indeed post pics. Also if it turns out to be 1 big 17# chunk I'll be sure to divide it in half.

    Take care
    BV
     
  6. 2008RN

    2008RN Smoke Blower

    welcome from Sweet Home, Oregon. Just down the freeway a bit.