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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by stacks, Nov 15, 2007.

  1. stacks

    stacks Smoke Blower

    Wanted to introduce myself to SMF.
    I have been Q'ing for a few years now. Started with a Brinkman water smoker, worked well during the summer but wouldn't hold heat on those cold winter days. Moved up to a Brinkman Cimmeron 1/4 steel, sepreate firebox, room for more meat, and a halfway decent thermometer.
    My meat of choice are pork ribs and butt. I Have been working on creating several new rubs over the past summer (I prefer dry rubs and rarely use sauces as anything but a side offering) but find some of the marketed rubs hard to beat. I normally use 3-2-1 on most of my cooking adjusting as needed to each type of meat.
    I am on a quest for the "perfect" BBQ ribs. I don't think I'll ever get them, but its the trip not the destination right?
    My experience is so far limited to the backyard and coaching friends who have sampled my smoke and want to make some of their own. My ultimate goal is to compete and maybe enter the American Royal competition, but I'm not there yet. (a few more years).
    I happened to come accross SMF by chance looking for information on smoking Turkey. Looking through the threads I found this forum to be a great bunch of people dedicated to helping each other make GREAT BBQ. I look forward to reading more and hopefully helping out someone along the way.[​IMG]
  2. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    The Perfect "newbie" :{) WELCOME!
  3. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard the SMF.
  4. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    BTW where ya live? Here in MI wind breaks are required Just 3 sides of plywood, and I'm thinking on adding a top W/vent
  5. glued2it

    glued2it Master of the Pit

    Welcome to SMF! You came to the right place and I look forward to seeing your Q-Views!
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    You've got the right 'tude dude. Welcome to the SMF. Sounds like you're on your way to bigger and better Q!
  7. homebrew & bbq

    homebrew & bbq Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to SMF, Stacks! You're at the right place for all kinds of info and opinions on Q. Of course, "perfect" ribs are largely a matter of personal tastes so a lot of that is the trial and error you have already been doing. If ya have questions, just ask; folks here are always ready to answer.

    Glad to have you aboard.
  8. fatback joe

    fatback joe Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum!
  9. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF! We're glad you stopped by.
  10. bbq bubba

    bbq bubba Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! [​IMG]
  11. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to smf keep coming back for tons of info and smoke.
  12. stacks

    stacks Smoke Blower

    Richtee - I build my fires just a little South East of Kansas City. Wind not as bad here but gets mighty cold. Makes for a challenge to Q in late winter, but noth'n smells better than smoked ribs on a still January day. And the beer is ALWAYS cold.
  13. monstah

    monstah Meat Mopper

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!
  14. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF. Remember to post some q-view.
  15. zapper

    zapper Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    The trip not the destination sums it all up!

    The best ribs in the world are usually the ones in your mouth at the time!

    On your trip be sure to take in some of the sights, sounds, smells and tastes along the way. May I suggest ABTs? Read on and chime in as you see fit. This is THE place for all things Que!
  16. rip

    rip Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the site glad to have you here.
  17. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF !!!
  18. deejaydebi

    deejaydebi Smoking Guru

    Welcome Stacks -
    You'll find just about everything here! ENjoy!
  19. coleysmokinbbq

    coleysmokinbbq Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Hi Stacks!...Welcome to the SMF!...[​IMG]...Glad to have you aboard!...You're gonna love it here!...
  20. pescadero

    pescadero Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard. I know you will enjoy yourself and fit right in.

    Hope to see some of your Q soon.


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