View Full Version : New to the forum and new to smoking

06-03-2013, 09:10 AM
We moved to the Portland area from California almost two years ago. Before the move, we sold the gas grill and have been grill-less ever since. The wife wanted one for the Summer and I wanted a new challenge. The idea of getting a smoker was born.

We went out and got a Weber kettle and cooked a few things via indirect heat. That's where the itch began. That was three weeks ago. I'm now in full blown obsessive compulsive disorder mode. I've done the research and am about to build my first UDS. I've started rounding up the materials and hope to start putting it together this week.

I'm probably doing things backwards. I'm not really experienced at smoking. However, I love to build things and this seemed like a good use of my free time. After it is done, I cannot wait to learn how to cook some of this good looking food I see in these forums.


06-03-2013, 09:20 AM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.

06-03-2013, 09:44 AM

Big George's BBQ
06-03-2013, 09:41 PM

Mark Warren
06-03-2013, 10:15 PM
CAMAS WASHINGTON sounds like a Great place to be from.

Smokin J's
06-04-2013, 01:09 AM
Welcome to another PNW brother! You're gonna love low and slow. It is infectious (and delicious).

Sauce Dog
06-04-2013, 01:24 AM
Sounds like you caught the BBQ bug, might as well embrace it! Welcome!

06-04-2013, 07:38 AM
Welcome aboard Rick!