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My name is Jesse and on Fathers day of 2010 my daughter bought me a square upright water pan Brinkman smoker. I used it once within days of getting it. I ruined the ribs and since then have been intimidated. This year I finally fired it up again and my tri-tip was a hit. More on that later.


Anyway, like I said. My name is Jesse, I live in Plumas county California and I think I found a new hobby. Speaking of hobbies. My other hobby is brewing ales. Yea, I'm a novice at that as well.



post #2 of 10

Welcome to SMF. Do some searches using the search bar at the top for your smoker and you will find lots of help

post #3 of 10

Welcome to the SMF. Ditto on the above and get the free e-course on smoking for more info. Many here smoke with a Brinkman and have great results...I, as well, still have my ECB in the garage.TT's are not available everywhere so they are foreign to some posters but using the search bar above is a great resource for info on anything you might want to smoke.

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Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. Have fun and Happy smokingwelcome1.gif

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welcome1.gif  Glad to have you with us!

post #6 of 10


This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

 Take the free E-Course too..

Have a great day!!!



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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 (A Name We Can Call You) 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 #8 of 10

Welcome to SMF. I am also in Plumas County. Small world.

post #9 of 10

Welcome to SMF  I am glad you joint us

You are in the right place the folks here are help full and knowledgeable

my advise take the free ecourse you will find it very helpful

Don’t forget the Qview  


post #10 of 10


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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