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Hello everyone!


I am "KCsmokinDad" but you can call me Brian. I live in Overland Park, KS a suburb in the BBQ capital - Kansas City. I am a business systems analyst for a major financial company, I have five kids and have been happily married for 21 years.


My wife bought me a Brinkmann Barrel Smoker for Christmas and I am looking forward to learning more about the art and techniques of smoking meats.



I know its not one of the high-end smokers but I wanted something I could learn with and build my skills on without breaking the bank. My wife did the reseach and Home Depot suggested this smoker.


I look foward to learning more and getting to know everyone.







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welcome1.gifto SMF 

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Welcome Brian.  Be sure to check out the 5-day smoking course offered on this forum, it's a great way to understand the basics for smoking. I did it when I joined and it was a great start.



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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 SMF Brian! Glad to have you aboard!



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welcome to the forum


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Welcome aboard, Brian!


Good luck and good smoking.

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Welcome! Good luck and have fun!
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Welcome to the forum!  Now get that smoker seasoned up, toss in some meat and post some pictures!


And... welcome to your new addiction!  LOL



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First off welcome to SMF there Brian. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

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Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ

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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.


You are going to fit in just fine.


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welcome1.gif to SMF. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse


I would also like to invite you to join our Kansas Group.Kansas Members - Groups

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Thank you everyone for the welcome. I got the smoker seasoned up last night and I am working my way through the Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse. I am planning on smoking a Boston butt to start with for New Years Day. I'll keep you posted on my progress and provide pictures along the way.



~Brian  grilling_smilie.gif

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Welcome aboard! Brian

There are so many experienced, friendly, helpful folks that will be able to answer an questions.

Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos of your efforts as well.


Good luck with the pork butt!

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Welcome  to SMF glad to have you here...You don`t need a big ol fancy smoker to get good smokes...

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