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Hello all... My name is Daniel and i am new to the smoking game. I recieved a Brinkmann Smoke N Pit as a wedding gift two years ago, and up until about a week ago, the side fire box was just a mere decoration. I simply just used it as a grill, cooking directly over the coals. But about a week ago i decided to jump head first into smoking. I smoked 4 slabs of spare ribs using the 3-2-1 method and i also made some ABT's and also smoked some polish keilbasa filled with creamcheese/cheddar cheese/brown sugar wrapped wuth bacon. Much to my surprise.... Everything came out Amazing!!! So i am hooked :-) I am a over the road truck driver and only get home every other weekend, so i cant smoke as much as i want to now..... Unless i can rig up a smoker to mount on the back wall of my truck..hmmmmm
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Hi Daniel!!



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 awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!




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Welcome!  Great people and lots of good info here.


I have heard of truckers carting around grills.  Why not a smoker?  Of course you would have to be in one place for a while.


Good luck and good smoking.

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Hi Daniel, glad you joined us


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Welcome to SMF  I am glad you joint us 

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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. Heres a tailgating rig for you, not mine. 



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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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