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Just want to get my feet wet here!  I'm Rob from Louisville, KY and just recently discovered the joys of smoking meat.  Started out on an old Brinkman that I bought my dad.  I don't think dad ever used it and and after he died, 12 years ago, it just sat around collecting dust in my garage.  About 8 months ago, a friend brought a bacon explosion to work and after having a slice of that heavenly concoction, I decided to dig out that old Brinkman and give it a try.  The bacon explosion thrilled my sons (ages 18 and 20) and prompted me to try some other meats  on the smoker.........and the rest is, as they say, history.  I've had some moderate success with brisket and butts on the Brinkman, but decided that it wasn't enough so, recently purchased a Weber Smokey Mountain 22.5" smoker and stepped it up  a notch.  Currently making amazing butts, smoked my first lamb roast, and yesterday, Derby Day in Louisville......a whole suckling pig!  And I thank to people of this forum for much of the success I've enjoyed, because I didn't know squat until I started reading about smoking on the internet and primarily on this forum.  So I'll start out just by thanking everyone who has shared their knowledge here with rookies like me.  Oh, and my family and friends appreciate you too!




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Hello and welcome1.gifto SMF - looks like you got the hang of things pretty quickly

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Welcome to SMF. welcome1.gif looks like your off to a great start.... Any leftovers?
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Welcome  its nice to have ya.. There is lots to learn  and great people to learn from.. Have fun and Happy smoking.. BBQ UP


That is one great looking pig.. Nice job

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Yes, this site will get you up to speed fast or hone you skills if you have been at it for awhile. Glad you found us...welcome1.gif


That little pig is a cute little guy......must have been eash to catch...........Beating_A_Dead_Horse_by_livius.gif

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Sorry my introductory post somehow repeated.  I first tried with the photo and got a message that I couldn't do posted again without the photo.  Regardless, I appreciate the warm welcome.  I named the pig Wilbur........figured if I called it Babe the little ones might cry.  That's a 26lb. suckling pig that was my first effort at anything that big.  Turned out really nice......very few leftovers.  It was fun and a big hit at the Derby party.........but personally, I prefer to smoke a butt  and pull it.......much more flavor and the texture is more to my liking.

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Hey Rob! welcome1.gif

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