Smokin' in upstate NY

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by qincarp, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Hi folks- Started smoking the basics a couple years ago and only manage to do it 4-5 times per year here in upstate NY.  I consider myself a greenhorn but the guests always seem happy. No complaints yet but, it's typically family and friends so they maybe they aren't tellin' the truth. I started out with a Brinkman Smoke-N-Grill and this year Santa brought me a Masterbuilt XL propane unit and most of my grillin' is done on an older 4 burner CharBroil Commercial. Sometimes I grill on the Sonofhibachi when just the four of us want only burgers. No mods to any of the above although, after the first two smokes I've noticed that the Masterbuilt could use a couple and my grill needs new burners after many many sessions. I've seen some great info on this site and I'm happy to be aboard. Jeff
     
  2. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]   You'll probably pick up the smoking pace if you hang around here much.  [​IMG]
     
  3. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    :welcome1: to SMF .
     
  4. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member

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    There is a few upstaters here...Watertown area..

    Welcome..

    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!

    Craig

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/wiki/about-jeffs-5-day-ecourse

          Make bacon the easy way!!

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/109368/more-easy-made-bacon-with-q-view#post_666451

    http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/82034/how-to-post-qview-to-smf
     
  5. ktotheb

    ktotheb Fire Starter

    Welcome to a truly great place. When I first started I could barely cook a hot dog on a grill now I can do pretty good because of this place. Where abouts in "upstate NY???? I am originally from just above Syracuse. Come on in make yourself at home.
     
  6. Welcome!

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  7. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome Neighbor!
     
  8. tyotrain

    tyotrain Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF.... Its nice to have ya.. lots of great people and great info as well... Have fun and Happy smoking

     I am upstate as well.... North of Watertown about 1 1/2 hours
     
  9. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
     
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Hello Jeff - [​IMG]to SMF - glad you found us and I bet you end up smoking a lot more now 
     
  11. Thanks for all of the great 'welcomes'!

    For the NYers- I am about 20 mins East of Elmira. Not quite upstate as tyotrain! (I'm STILL upstate[​IMG])

    I'm not that great at takin' pics but, in the future for ECTO1 and the 'eye candy' folks, I will do my best to post some 'pit p+rn'.

    'til then- Thank you all!,

    Jeff
     
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  12. Cool!

    I'm in Elmira Heights.

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  13. pops6927

    pops6927 Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to our little global family!  I'm a former upstate NY'er, in the NNY; Craig and I went to school together in Adams Center, NY, 10 mi. south of Watertown.  My dad owned a store there and cured and smoked all his own hams, bacons, dried beef, cured and smoked chickens and turkeys, and basically anything else that moved, flew or crawled, lol!  

    We all have one similar problem, however.  It is a disease... we all love to drool!  So take lots of Qview (pictures) of your equipment, mods, add-ons, new toys, plus smokes and more smokes!  Be sure to keep a log (there's some available on here) so you document and improve with every smoking experience - and all mistakes you still get to eat, lol!  Have fun and enjoy, welcome aboard!
     
  14. welcome me and friends rent a snowmobile house in tug hill on sears pond rd ,see smoke stop
     
  15. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    [​IMG]    Glad to have you with us!
     

  16. Do you eat at the Montague Inn much?

    We have a camp very close to Sears Road.

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  17. roller

    roller Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you are here !!!
     
  18. thsmormonsmokes

    thsmormonsmokes Smoking Fanatic

    Between my mission and grad school, I've spent 5 years of my life in upstate NY.  I spent about 7 months in Watertown back in '98.  I got moved up there right after the big ice storm hit that year.  What a mess that was.  I spent a lot of time cleaning up downed trees and what not once things thawed out.  Then I wound up in Albany for grad school.  I gotta tell you, I do NOT miss the winters out there.  Or the summers, for that matter.  I hate humidity.  

    Anyway, welcome aboard.  I haven't been around here for long yet, but this is hands down the most helpful website I've ever found for any hobby I've ever had.  
     
  19. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard, Jeff!

    Good luck and good smoking.
     
  20. spend a lot of time at the montague all the local guys refer to us the jersey boys , good bunch of guys around there
     

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