Newbie from Central NY

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by jimmysmoke, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. I've was looking through the site the last week as I was looking for reviews for the Brinkman Trailmaster Limited Edition and got all the info I needed to pull the tirgger, so thanks everybody.  I was blown away with all the mods and ideas everybody had, which made tranistioning from my 24" Camp Chief smoke vault propane smoker to the new offset horizontal smoker a much easier process than I though. 

    I've been smoking pretty hard core for about 3 years now as I was hooked from my first pork shoulder!   I started out with the standard Brinkman vertical charcoal smoker, but soon realized I wanted something bigger and better.  I picked the propane smoker to start out with as I live in central NY and wanted something that could keep up with the mountain of snow we get here in the winter.  I figured this would also allow me to learn the cuts of meat, play around with rubs, marinades/brines, temps, and times for each type of meat.  I actually love doing this so much I would love to try my hand at competing some day and so it was time to upgrade to a charcoal/stick burner as my propane smoker wouldn't give me that option. So now it is time to learn how to do this the more old school way and figure out all the tricks to this type of smoking.

    I did my first pork butt this weekend and was very much impressed how much better it came out than with my propane smoker.  I think it was able to get much more smoke overall and loved just throwing in whole logs instead of chunks.  One thing I've found in smoking is you can never get enough advice and that every cook is different even if you do it the same.  I look forward to learning and helping out when I can and hope this site can help take me to that next level!

  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Jimmy! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. suie

    suie Meat Mopper

    Hi Jimmy, great to see another SMF member from central NY!! (I'm in Ithaca) I've learned so much from the forum, and have tried so many new recipes that I would never have thought possible on my smoker. 

    One tradition I've started is breaking out the smoker during the"January thaw". BBQ tastes soooo good in the winter, when we've been deprived for so long.

    Anyway, welcome!!
  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! I own a Camp Chef 24" and love it!

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  5. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Jimmy! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

  6. lancer

    lancer Smoking Fanatic

    Hello Jimmy, welcome to the site.

    Our farm is between Auburn and Skaneateles.  What part of 'cuse are you from?


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