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Hey SMF, I am Erich from the Kansas City, Missouri area.


I am by no means a pro when it comes to smoking, but I have smoked a few things (mostly ribs and chicken). I have been cooking for years though and know my way around food a lil bit :)


As for my equipment,

Brinkmann charcoal smoker/grill that I have had for years.

Master Forge 2 door that I just acquired over the summer.

Char-Broil Commercial series gas grill that I have had about 3-4 years.

MasterBuilt Grand Slam 30 Quart Turkey Fryer.

Last but not least I have an outdoor patio fireplace and a fire pit ring I like to burn wood down in and place a grate over it for grillin.



So how did I end up here? Well that's a pretty easy one.

Like I said I am no pro to smoking and had never done a turkey before. After getting the Master Forge 2 door over the summer it hit me a couple weeks ago that I should smoke the turkey this year for Thanksgiving. Over the weekend I set out to google smoked turkey and SM had and article that seemed to fit what I was looking for just from the search site. I clicked on it and read through and watched the video where he smoked a bird on his brinkmann in what seemed a cooler windy day.


I decided to click on a few links to the left and read a couple other articles on the site, then I found the forums yahoo.gif

The more I looked at the site and the forums the more questions I had, so I looked some more. I then decided to not just take the first place and I went back to do a couple more searches. The few places I went to had one or two articles stating what I already found out from here. So I came back to here and set forth to "lurk" in the forums all weekend. In what little I have smoked in the past the 4 hour rule was not really something I ever had to know or worry about, but good thing I learned all about it in several different posts here on SMF (I even went to read some of the USDA links).



This years bird is about 17-20lbs. so after everything I read about people not going over 12lbs. usually and the 4 hour rule I dug through several more threads about what I could do. Along the way I would pop into a thread with recent activity to see what other people were having concerns with or talking about. I even read through some of the mods people did to their rigs for better perfomance. It was quickly apparent I had hit the jackpot for all things cooking outdoors with a good community feel. So like the title says how could I not join.



All that being said I now have a turkey that I spatchcocked and halved smoking on the Master Forge on two racks.


                                                                                                                                   Thanks in advance for all the help, Erich

post #2 of 18

Welcome to SMF Erich! Glad to have you with us!

post #3 of 18

Glad you decided to join  us.

post #4 of 18

welcome to SMF Mo.... glad to have you aboard...... dont forget to post up some qview when the turkeys done.......icon14.gif


Happy smoking



post #5 of 18

Welcome!  We are glad to have you with us.  I hope you have also learned that we love pictures here at SMF!  Please take the time to post some. Would love to see how the. Bird turns out. I also have a MF 2 door. It does a pretty good job. 

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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!!

post #8 of 18

Welcome to the site.  It has proven to be a valuable resource over the years.

post #9 of 18

welcome1.gif glad to have you here 

post #10 of 18

Hi Erich

Your right, this is the best site for smoking(anything) info.


Glad you joined us and look forward to some Qview biggrin.gif

post #11 of 18

Welcome glad you have joined us here on SMF...Thank you !

post #12 of 18

Erich, Welcome to SMF!  Lots of expertise and friendly faces here.  Tons of help if you ever need it.  Since we cannot look over your shoulder, we love to see photos.


Good luck and Enjoy!

post #13 of 18

Welcome aboard. I would def suggest the e-course. happy smoking 439.gif

post #14 of 18

Welcome to the party!

post #15 of 18

Welcome to the SMF Family...You seen the rest...You Joined the BEST!...JJ

post #16 of 18

Welcome aboard Erich!

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post #18 of 18

Welcome to SMF Erich. Glad to have you aboard.

If ya wanna learn smokin, then you came to the right place.


Happy Smokin'



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