Shocking: newbie

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by markmaciejewski, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. Good afternoon.  Just wanted to say that this is a wonderful site for an absolute ametur like me.  I recently bought a Brinkmann 2 door smoker.  After alot or research, this was the best smoker for my budget.  Everyone I talked to said say away from charcoal until you're "experienced".  Just the time and experience you need for the charcoal, not to mention patience. anyway, My name is Mark, I livein Oak Creek, WI.  Oak Creek is a suburb of Milwaukee, south side.  I have my meat experience in sausage.  twice a year, my family and I make sausages, usually totalling 400 pounds (finnished) per making.  Polish, Brat and mild Itailan is what we make.  I've recently started making snack sticks and Hungarian on my own.  hence, the new smoker.  I'm a Union Plumber by trade, I have 2 litlle girls (3,5) and have been married for 7 years on the 17th of this month.  Looking forward to meeting some of you, and hopefully I'll get to be as close to a professional as most of you are.

  2. rp ribking

    rp ribking Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the Forums Mark,

    This is a awesome place to learn more about smoking meats and such!! Don't forget the Qview!!  

  3. fourashleys

    fourashleys Smoking Fanatic

    :welcome1: to SMF. If you want to learn it these folks can teach it. You've come to the right place. I suggest the 5-day E-course for starters. It really set me up on some things I was doing wrong and got me cooking better meat .
  4. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forums Mark.
  5. meateater

    meateater Smoking Guru SMF Premier Member

     Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
  6. bearcarver

    bearcarver Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Good to have you join us Mark!!!

  7. oldschoolbbq

    oldschoolbbq Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]Mark and enjoy yourself.Sounds like some of us will be coming to you for help with sausages[​IMG]

    Have fun and,
  8. bluebombersfan

    bluebombersfan Master of the Pit OTBS Member

  9. porked

    porked Smoking Fanatic


    Nice to have ya man, you're going to like it here.[​IMG]
  10. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

    This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

    For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

    Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

    Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

    A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
  11. smokinal

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

    Welcome to the party Mark! Glad to have you join us.

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