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My name is Curtis, I live in NW Iowa.  I recently got an old Brinkmann smoke N Pit from my father.  It didnt have the side firebox so I have that coming from Brinkmann, and can't wait for it to arrive.  Have never done any smoking before so this site has been awesome to help me hopefully start off in the right direction. 

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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!!

The free E-Course is great!!

Have a great day!!!



post #3 of 10

Welcome to SMF. You came to the right place. you'll learn a lot from the information on the site, and the very friendly & knowledgeable people on here. Have fun.

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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 #5 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.

post #6 of 10

Welcome to SMF Curtis I am glad you joint us

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

Don’t forget the Qview  

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welcome1.gif  Glad to have you with us!

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Welcome to SMF . Glad to have you here

post #9 of 10

Welcome to your new addiction.  We make no apologies for our 'habit' here.  


After you get a hold of that firebox spend some time reading about modifications for your model.  Then be patient while learning to dial it in.  

Once you have, hold on because you'll be smoking everything that isn't tied down. Don't hesitate to ask questions we love to help.


Have fun exploring, and good smoking!




post #10 of 10

Welcome.  Great folks here to help when you need it.  As mentioned, I recommend checking out some of the common modifications on that unit.  It will make things go much easier later on.


Good luck and good smoking.

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