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Newbie in Oregon

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by thegirlfriend, Nov 8, 2010.

  1. I stumbled across this site, while researching how to smoke a turkey. This is a great forum, snooped around a bit, a thought why not. I would finally be affiliated with a group of people who actually know what they are doing, and have probably been through/had the same questions I am having. So, I am a 42yr old woman, living in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains here in Oregon,  I am a vet tech, and have been for the past 12 years.. This past summer my husband bought me the Char-Griller Duo Professional series, and said "Hey Honey, you should try some competetion BBQ!" Ummmm, ok. Have never competed before, but we have a lot of little competetions around this area, so maybe next summer. we shall see. I love to bbq, and with this new grill i have discovered the joy of smoking.  YAY! So far, i have smoked: ribs, steaks, fish, veggies and potatoes. Getting ready to smoke a turkey for thanksgiving, so gonna do a practice run on some chickens this weekend. (BTW, the husband does no cooking, for some reason he has the ability to burn water.)
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!

    The hubby doesn't know what he is missing!

     Down here in south Louisiana The men cook just as much as the women, Sometimes more.

     To us cooking is a way to show off our skills ( Guess smokers are the same way).

     Men cooking here is usually outside w/ our friends (who also cook ) usually w/ lots of adult beverages . Big pots and lot's of fun . I guess this comes from all the men being at the camp.

     Most of the women woul;d rather cook in the kitchen.

     My dad couldn't boil water w/o burning it and when mom died 3 years b4 him he really wished he'd learned to cook.
  3. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome!  I am the only man that does the smokin' at my house, I do live alone thou, anyway at this site you will be come addicted to smokin' with all of the info.

    Welcome again! 
  4. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off Welcome Girl friend to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction        
  5. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome girlfriend!! Yay! Another chicklet! We are soooo catching up with you guys! You'll love it here. We have a good time and I'm learning something new every day. Glad to have you with us.
  6. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum, I'm just a little west of you in Portland. If you are looking to compete in this area you might want to look on the Pac. NW BBQ Assoc. home page and see what area events are coming up, then swing by and see what people are doing.

    Also if you call Woodstock Wine & Deli (in Portland) and ask for Craig, he is a member of the Pac. NW BBQ Assoc., and he sponsors a local BBQ class or two every couple of months, it is a great way to learn how to use a smoker, and learn about competing and/or judging - think the classes are about $50 (they provide everything).

    Don't forget to check out he mods you can make to the Char-grillers in the Charcoal Smokers section, they really make a big differance on how well the Char-grillers performe.

    PS - Oh yeah.... forgot to mention.... WATCH OUT FOR THE SQUIRREL! [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 8, 2010
  7. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF from NorCal.
  8. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard!  As you're seeing, it's a friendly bunch around here...just watch out for the squirrel! LOL  aaahh...she's a lot of fun as is everyone else.  
  9. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    OMG Dean!!! They got to you too! [​IMG]
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Like Dean Said Welcome and be careful we have a loose squirrel running around here
  11. I am super excited to be a part of this. Apparently, "i should watch out for the squirrel'. but personally... i like squirrels!!! thanks for the invite. i already feel the love. i don't normally join forums, but this one seems like fun.
  12. Totally excited, didnt know there was anyone in this area willing to take n a novice. will do on attending some of his seminars. you rock!!  thanks for the info!
  13. i, too, now want to smoke EVERYTHING!! is that wrong?
  14. squirrel

    squirrel Master of the Pit OTBS Member

     [​IMG]  to you silly, silly boys.
  15. bamaboy

    bamaboy Meat Mopper SMF Premier Member

    That's cool,welcome aboard lady.be careful,these guys/gals will have ya wanting to build a trailer rig in no time flat.seriously,they got to me already
  16. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE
  17. i kinda already want one! teehee!
  18. jirodriguez

    jirodriguez Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    If you want to smoke EVERYTHING, then definately watch for Squirrels post.... lol. If it  holds still for more than 30 sec. it's likely to end up in her smoker. [​IMG]
  19. thebarbequeen

    thebarbequeen Smoking Fanatic

    AWESOME!!!!!!  another girl at the party!  and from the PNW!!  we are comin' on strong - the left coast is rockin' the Q! Quite a guy you've got there, too.  Make sure you sign up for the Smokin' Meat newsletter over at the "official" website - it's turkey month. Plus, the old newsletters along with hunting around in the forum will guide you through almost any question or problem, and if you can't find it, JUST ASK!  there are NO dumb questions!! the support and good hearted folks here, and the crazy amount of fun you will have, will soon make your husband wondering what he got you into..."wait, honey, I haven't taken a picture of your dinner yet".....     WELCOME!
  20. tom37

    tom37 Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the site girlfriend, As you can see this is a pretty active hangout. There is a ton of experince here and all the ideas of stuff to smoke are endless.

    Watch it squirrel, you all catch up to us and you all will be doing the smokin and us dumb oll guys will just have to sit in the shade and make sure the beers don't get hot!!!!!!  LOL