newbie from Texas

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by billbfoot, Jun 16, 2008.

  1. billbfoot

    billbfoot Newbie

    Hey folks,

    New to the forum and pretty green when it comes to smoking, but I've been grilling for years. We're in Dallas, Texas, and are just about melting right now with triple digit temps. But that didn't stop me from keeping the smoker temp in the triple digits for Father's Day yesterday. I've been smoking since last November when I purchased a Masterbuilt Electric Smoker. I know what you're saying... "a Texan using an electric smoker?!" Well, for me, it's all about convenience. I've got two kids, ages 6 and 3, that keep me otherwise occupied on the weekends, and that's OK by me. I like being able to start up the smoker, get the food in, and know the temp and smoke are going to stay consistent while I go play with my kids, run to Home Depot, or sit down for an hour with my guitar.

    Anyway, I've had luck so far working up some pretty good smoking protocols for salmon, Boston butt, whole chicken, and babybacks. Did a ham for Christmas, which turned out pretty nice as well. And I've picked up some useful info here in this forum along the way. Thanks for all the help!

  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF Bill. No shame in a watt-burner. Try some fish...seems to be the way to go for the more "delicate" foods. Enjoy your time here!
  3. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the site............Glad to have you here..................
  4. Welcome to the forum. Its the place to be for info and meeting nice folks.

    Pull up a seat and stay awhile[​IMG]
  5. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Bill welcome to SMF alot of us "cheat" to make smoking easier in one way or another but it works for us and thats what counts. There is lots of good info and recipes here as well as good people to help when questions arise. Have Fun and Happy Smoking
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, we have some members who also use the MES. Sounds like you've had a few smokes under your belt, it's all good.
  7. bb53chevpro

    bb53chevpro Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum. Great place filled with an abundance of smoking knowledge.
    May all you smokes be thin and blue.
  8. waysideranch

    waysideranch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome BFoot.
  9. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!


  10. Heya Bill!

    Another Bill here. I was born there, in Baylor Univ. Med. Ctr, but unfortunately, my parents were yankees and dragged me up to Ohio before I was a year old.... the nerve!

    Eventually, I convinced them that the only white stuff that should be on the ground is next to the water and has a beach umbrella and cooler on it..

    Glad ya made it here. I'm new here, but already found a ton of good info...

  11. crockadale

    crockadale Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome aboard. My family on my father's side is from around that area.
  12. billbfoot

    billbfoot Newbie

    Thanks for the warm welcome, folks! Glad to be here.
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome billbfoot, glad to have you here!
  14. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum Bill, glad you joined us!!
  15. sweethanky

    sweethanky Fire Starter

    hey cool good to see other smoke heads in the area grilling it up.
  16. starsfaninco

    starsfaninco Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the fire Bill. Displaced west Texan (and Stars fan) here in Denver. Good group of folks here and such a wealth of info I can't stay away for long.
  17. low&slow

    low&slow Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF from another Texan.
  18. smokin out the neighbors

    smokin out the neighbors Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. There are lots of friendly folks around here with tons of knowledge and ideas. Just browse through the threads and check out anything that catches your eye. Be sure to throw your two cents in anytime you can.

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