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Greetings from South Florida

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Hi, I'm Phil. I've been reading this forum for over a year and finally got around to signing up. I'm a moderator on the Florida Sportsman Fishing Forum. Flash is also a mod over there. He's a member here also. I'm a Merchant Mariner. I work on Liquefied Natural Gas tankers (LNG's) carrying natural gas all over the world. I work 3 months on and 3 months off so I have lots of time to smoke food while I'm home. Of course they discourage barbecues and smokers on LNG ships, but I'm working on it.

    I use a Brinkmann Smoke n' Pit that I have modified to run a little better. I smoke mostly ribs and butts/picnics, but I also do briskets and loins on occasion.

    Thanks for all the information I've used from this site and keep up the good work.




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Welcome Phil! Glad to have you aboard!

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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

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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. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.
  13. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

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

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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 the site

you work out of port everglades?


I think i saw your ship come in today









post #6 of 12

Glad your here Phil


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Hello PhillyO from another Merchant Mariner. I run a 23' Parker taking folks fishing but the Parker often has some natural gas on board thanks to my love of BBQ and hot peppers. Oops.gif roflmao.gif

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That's the ship I've been on for the last couple of years.

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WElcome to SMF glad to have you here. I am looking forward to your qview

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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Welcome to SMF I am glad you joint us

Don’t forget the Qview  

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