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Rolling smoke in Holland, MI

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Morning, all!  Been smoking for about 6 years now.  Started out the easy way with a Bradley smoker and I liked that pretty well as it was about as set it and forget it as it could get.  Smoked just about everything I could in it from boston butts, brisket, ribs, chicken, fish, cheese, ABT's, meatloaf, etc.  I like the versatility it offers with regards to cold smoking.  However, I yearned to smoke things the old-fashioned way with charcoal and wood.  I would do some smoking in my charcoal grill and it turned out pretty good.  Bought a cheap off-set smoker and made some modifications to it to make it a little more manageable and haven't looked back. 


I live in a part of the country where good BBQ is hard to find which is why I do it myself.  I've developed a pretty good following amongst friends, family and neighbors and am now in the exploratory stages of opening a smoking/grilling store.  I would also love to do a little competition but trying to find them up here is difficult.  If anyone knows of anything up here in the Michigan area, that would be great to know.  I really enjoy finding my own wood, cutting it, etc. and feel pretty fortunate to be living in an area that is known for its orchards (apple, peach, pear, etc) and can usually get my hands on just about any type of wood.  I really like experimenting with different type of woods.  I also enjoy making my own rubs and sauces.


I hope to learn a lot and help as much as I can as well.

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This site has tons of info.

I 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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Welcome to the SMF Family...Looking forward to seeing your Smokes and Recipes...JJ

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Thanks guys.  Once I figure out how to post pics, I'll include some of my latest smokes. 

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WELCOME SmokingYinzer!


As you can see there are tons of resoures and experienced people on SMF from across the globe.  Add to your experience, and soak it all up.  Enjoy, and we look forward to lots of photos to come.



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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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The first brisket I smoked with my new cheap offset smoker.



Pile of brisket sliced for eating and chunked up for some smoked brisket chili



Mess of some St. Louis cut spare ribs


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Looking good.

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 your brisky looks very good icon14.gif

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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

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