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Hello from Madison Wisconsin

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I have been an avid BBQ'er for years (Weber Grills)  I have a couple of different smokers.  My cheap square box water-smoker which I have had for a while, I use only for jerky, do to the ease of controlling low temperatures.  Recently, I picked up a mint condition Brinkmann Pitmaster Deluxe on Craigslist in the free section.  I made all of the baffle modifications, exhaust modifications and added stainless steel lab shelving.  For the past two months, Monday through Thursday I cook on the Weber grill.  Friday, Saturday, and Sunday have been my "Experiment" days, cooking on the Pittmaster.  I have mastered Chicken, and Duck.  I am still working on my ribs.  I haven't tried anything else yet.  I have all of the flavor profiles in many different forms solid, but I still need to work on my smoke flavor (concentration) and creosote issues.  I am getting better every weekend though.  I am fortunate to have a father-in-law that makes and sells " Pig Turd Hollow" mustards, BBQ Sauces, and RUB's of various types, so I always have those products in my inventory, at my family discount "free", but I also enjoy playing and making my own rubs and sauces.  I posted an add on Craigslist in the wanted section titled "Things to smoke", with a list of all kinds of smoking woods, so I have plenty of apple, hickory, white oak, maple and cherry to play with.  I get people responding all of the time, so I just leave it posted.  I have yet to pay for wood, and have never been without.  I work as a Lab Operations assistant, so I use alot of my skills from work while smoking, recording all of the data for EVERTHING, which has helped me learn very quickly.  I am hooked on smoking, my neighbors is a veteran smoker, and he has been mentoring me as well.  I have serious mechanical skills and a nicely stocked workshop, so I have already contemplated converting the log splitter I have in progress, to building a mobile smoking rig.  I am happy to have found this forum.

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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. icon14.gif

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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Welcome! Sounds like you've got the goods, don't be afraid to show a few pics of your arsenal.

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Welcome to the forum and I look forward to seeing (Qview) some of your smokes.  Once you get all settled in perhaps you could share some of your recipes, techniques and tips with the rest of us.  Again, Welcome!




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