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Offline adriandb

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n00b in Arlington VA
« on: January 05, 2011, 09:56:38 AM »
Hi all! My amazing wife got me a 4 rack OBS for Xmas based on its appearance on Kevin Rose's holiday shopping list. I hadn't ever heard of these things before it arrived at my house, but I'm already really excited. I'm usually more of a traditionalist about cooking which is why I never got into smoking, it just took too much time and effort. With that problem solved I'm ready to get going.

I'm smoking some cheese this evening and some ribs this weekend.

I'll be using this thing all winter long before it has to start competing with my grill when spring arrives.

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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2011, 10:02:51 AM »
Welcome Aboard!!

Why make them compete?? Use them together to step your game up to the next level. Like putting your steaks in the smoker for an hour getting happy with the smoke then finish them on the grill.
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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2011, 10:05:06 AM »
Welcome to the family!  You're going to love your OBS.  Remember to keep that vent open.  Don't fail to ask any questions on this forum.  No question is too dumb.  We want to help you enjoy your smoker to the fullest.  Your grill may be playing second fiddle to the Bradley come Spring time. ;)



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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2011, 10:13:22 AM »
Welcome adriandb,
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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2011, 10:18:09 AM »
Yet another Welcome! My (much more expensive) grill now plays second fiddle to my OBS. If I can find a way to smoke it, I will. The only drawback is sometimes planning for the longer cook, but a couple adult beverages and the marvelous smokey taste trumps all ;D  Enjoy!

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« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2011, 04:02:41 PM »
Yo, Adrian  ;D ;D ... Couldn't resit that!!!

Welcome to the forum.  You won't necessarily need to have your OBS complete with your grill in the spring.  Search the forum and you'll find that a lot of people will smoke something and then finish it on the grill.  Or they cold smoke a steak or something with hickory, etc. and then grill it.  Heck, you don't need to wait till spring ... go out and smoke/grill something now  ;)
 
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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2011, 04:45:16 PM »
Yo, Adrian  ;D ;D ... Couldn't resit that!!!

Welcome to the forum.  You won't necessarily need to have your OBS complete with your grill in the spring.  Search the forum and you'll find that a lot of people will smoke something and then finish it on the grill.  Or they cold smoke a steak or something with hickory, etc. and then grill it.  Heck, you don't need to wait till spring ... go out and smoke/grill something now  ;)
It's a little too cold for grilling right now, but I'm about to fill this smoker with cheese!

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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2011, 06:34:50 PM »
Good time of year for cheese.

Heck, I'm in Connecticut and still use the grill when I can shovel the snow out of the way.
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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2011, 02:02:05 AM »
Congratulations on your purchase and welcome to the forum...Enjoy!

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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2011, 04:37:53 AM »
Welcome to the forum!

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« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2011, 06:47:37 AM »
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Re: n00b in Arlington VA
« Reply #11 on: January 06, 2011, 06:59:14 AM »
welcome to the forum and enjoy