WOW!! I love this website!!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by gspot, Jul 30, 2007.

  1. My name is Glenn and in June I finally gave up my propane grill that I've been using since college -- the thing finally fell apart. I thought I would try something new, so my family gave me a Traeger grill for my Birthday!! So far I've mastered cooking steaks....just like the old propane grill (minus the hot spots).

    I've read a lot about this smoking thing....much more challenging....much more fun....and the meat tastes a million times better!!!!! I started with something easy...smoked salmon... Excellent. So far I've eaten extremely tough Brisket (didn't cook it long enough of course), cremated some babyback ribs, and now I have a pork butt on the grill (I'm stuck at 150 degrees....but this time I know not to be impatient!!). I have a vinegar based sauce to add as soon as it is done...can't hardly wait!!!

    I've read a lot and have a lot of questions. So far I've learned that everything I've read and learned is just a guide.....you need lots of hands on experience!!!

    I'm surely an amateur at smoking meat....but look forward to trying all this new stuff!!!
     
  2. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome to smf. first thing... patience is key. do you have a good thermo ? for either the grate or the meat ? - either way- don't rush it. low & slow- 220-260. it'll take a while. it just takes practice.keep spritzing it every hour or so after the first 2 hrs... you should be fine.
     
  3. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Glenn -

    Just remember low and slow! There no rushing good Q!
     
  4. monty

    monty Master of the Pit Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome aboard, Glenn!

    Sure looks like you are well on your way to being a pitmaster!

    Have you taken Jeff's Five day Basic e-Course?

    A lot of ground is covered in that course!

    Cheers!
     
  5. triple b

    triple b Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    And a welcome from Canada to SMF!
    Yes,take Jeff's free 5 day ecourse.Lots of good info there.
    Also lots of good folks here willing to help,just ask.

    Keep on smokin'!
    [​IMG]
     
  6. 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!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  7. hawgheaven

    hawgheaven Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Glenn! Now that we have you hooked, make sure you post some pics of your smokes... we like pictures!
     
  8. tonto1117

    tonto1117 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard Glenn. Glad you found us!![​IMG]
     
  9. crewdawg52

    crewdawg52 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Aloha Glenn and a Big Texas Welcome to SMF! Dont be shy.....Ask any question(s) you have and someone will be along shortly with an answer. Good luck and hope to see ya around.
     
  10. jts70

    jts70 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!
     
  11. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glen, welcome the best smokin' site on the planet earth. Good luck on your learning curve, you tast buds will enjoy it also.
     
  12. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF, my last butt stayed at 155° for about 2hrs, don't increase your temp or try to rush it, it's worth the wait, are you pullin or slicing.
    Deejay Debi already welcomed you, check out her site http://www.deejayssmokepit.net/
     
  13. cheech

    cheech Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF glad you are here
     
  14. t-bone tim

    t-bone tim Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard SMF, and hello from Canada,enjoy the site ,lots of good info and great peeps here [​IMG]
     
  15. short one

    short one Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome and enjoy your stay at SMF. We enjoy pictures also.
     
  16. Thanks for the welcome!!! Let see if I can answer all the questions:

    1. I am on day 2 of the five day training
    2. I definitely need an electronic thermometer (right now I am using a cheap one that you put in and take out)
    3. The pork came out great!!!!! I was stuck at 150 degrees for almost 2 hours exactly. Once I got the temp to 180-185, I wrapped it in foil, put in some towels for about an hour. The pork is juicy and it almost fell apart when I began pulling it apart. I love this stuff!!!!! I've tried two different sauces so far -- a vinegar based sauce (didn't think I would like it.....love it!) and a "whats-this-here-sauce" (Worcestershire sauce) based bbq....again love it!!!

    Thanks for all the advice!!! I think next weekend is beef brisket adventure #2!!! This time I will take some pics!

    Glenn
     
  17. gypsyseagod

    gypsyseagod Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    sounds good. we do love the pics.
     
  18. ultramag

    ultramag SMF Events Planning Committee

    Welcome to SMF gspot!!! Glad you made it.
     
  19. watery eyes

    watery eyes Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF....glad to have you as part of our fraternity!
     
  20. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Glenn!...Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG]...We're glad to have you aboard!!...

    Sorry it took so long to welcome you to our family!...Been offline here
    due to ISP/computer problems since July 2...[​IMG]

    Until later...
     

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