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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hi all, absolutely new to smoking. Been reading the forums for a while now, and salivating over all of the QView I've been seeing. Just bought myself a Brinkmann smoke n' grill, and found some great posts on mods for the ECBs. So once I get the mods done I'll be curing it, and getting ready for my first smoke.


Until then I love seeing everyone else's smokes, and QViews. Hopefully I'll be able to contribute in the future.



post #2 of 12

Glad to have you. Can't wait to see your pics.

post #3 of 12

Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here - be sure to sign up for the 5 day ecourse.

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 welcome1.gif World championship barbecue cooking competition at Memphis fair grounds this year this week end.A world champion will walk away and a peoples choice yum.

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

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

Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
this is the place. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa


Tips For New Members.

  1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
  2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
  3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself and Experience & Equipment.
  4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
  5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
  6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
  7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
  8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
  9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
  10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET- 732
  11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
  12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
  13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.
  14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

  15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...

post #6 of 12

Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you with us!

post #7 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the welcome everyone. I've just talked to a friend, and hopefully will be able to get with him this weekend at his garage to get all, or at least most, of my mods done that I want to do on the ECB. Then it's smoking time.  My friend's a long time smoker, and had a big one he'd made from a 50 gallon barrel for the longest time. Then for his birthday last year his friends and wife went in and got him one that's on wheels, and he tows it anywhere he needs it behind his truck. Hopefully one day I'll get that deep into smoking. lol


Thanks for those tips Beer-B-Q. I've checked out the 5 day e course, and some great info. I'm loving reading everyone else's smokes, and learning from their experiences and mistakes. I love that the members here aren't shy about warning everyone about mistakes they've made. That'll really help me out to avoid those mistakes as a noob.


I'm an absolute meat smoking virgin. I've done some grilling in my days, not as much as I'd like to. But I'm planning on dedicating a lot of time to smoking. Thanks for all the help in the future, and the present.

post #8 of 12


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

.you are in the right place the folks here are nice and help full 


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post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the welcomes guys. I got the parts I need for my mods. Now to get the mods going, and fire that baby up.

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