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Thread Starter 

Hello, this is a great forum! I recently purchased a Brinkman smoke n pit that was on sale at HD and am immersing myself into culinary godliness. I'm a rookie smoker but very capable in the kitchen and the BBQ. Today I am taking my first stab at some baby backs. So far the kids and I have been having a blast seasoning the grill, foraging for bricks and wrapping them with tin foil, who would have thunk that smoking is a family activity.


I look forward to chatting and getting smoker/meat advice.

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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welcome1.gif aboard, and its wonderful to hear that you are making this adventure a "Family" affair!!  Too little of that going on these days.  My hat is off to you sir!



post #4 of 11

welcome aboard!  looking forward to your first pics!


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Good luck and good smoking.

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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.

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!


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 I had a lonely Brinkman to give away:


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 I've got three post about it and no-one wants the poor little thingicon_cry.gif

post #9 of 11

I would gladly take it off your hands if not up here in Alaska



post #10 of 11
Thread Starter 

Thanks all I will post some pic's although I did not get pics of the finished product, it was delicious but I quickly realized how bad I need a good chamber thermometer and am contemplating the turkey fryer burner mod which I do plan on smoking through the fall and winter so I think its essential but first I am going to try and master the old fashioned wood/charcoal. The next foray will be chickens since I can experiment and they are MUCH cheaper. My ultimate goal is to do a brisket, my daughter eye balled that slab of meat at the butcher so we have the same goal.


It's pretty easy to make it a fun family affair I just include the kids in the shopping for meat, let them pick it out we have an actual small meat market so you will never miss on the quality and let them assist with the little chores, season the meat and monitor the temp..there is NO need for a remote thermometer when you have 2 hungry kids on smoker watch. It's amazing that parents miss out on these seemingly little opportunities to learn a craft with their kids.  

post #11 of 11

Welcome aboard

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