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post #1 of 16
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Hey all Grillers,  Name is Shaun active duty military currently deployed to Afghanistan been in country for about 8 months almost there.   I'm actually going home on my 2 week R&R during the 4th of July week and plan on grilling out and smoking some meat for some friends who have been helping with my family in my absence.   Just looking to get advice on smoking some meat,  I'm thinking about getting a brisket, pork ribs, and a few other meats.   If anyone is in the Fort Collins Co.  or Cheyenne Wy. area is aware of where I can get come good meat please let me know!    Thank you and looknig forward to getting some good education on this forum!



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Welcome from Minnesota!! Lots of great info and advice to be had here!! And thank you very much for your service!!!
post #3 of 16
Best meat in ft Collins is probably SAMs club. Not sure if there is a Costco there or not. Thanks for your service!
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Glad you joined us DieselDS, thank you for your service and welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 

I will have to checkout SAM's Club when I get back for the 2 weeks,  I was hoping to find a meat market or something similar like I have back home in Florida...


Too Easy I have been serving our wonderful nation for 15 years and on my 8 deployment right now... wouldnt change a thing.  Hope you all are having a wonderful holiday weekend there.   No days off out here in Kabul Afghan.  we have been pretty busy with the nicer weather here.

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welcome1.gif to the forum from Bristol,TN. Thank you for your service.

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welcome and thank you. you'll do well on the meat thing . we're here to help all we can. just be prepared to muster-up some Patience.biggrin.gif It will be a long Night.


Have fun and as always . . .

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Welcome to the forums, and Thank You!  42.gif  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!


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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Thank you so much for your Service!  usa.gif


Sams or Costco are where I usually shop for meats the most.  They do have some good prices!


Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to matter what your experience level might be!


If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums.


If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



post #10 of 16

Hey young man, welcome to this forum. Lots of former military here. It seems like smoking food and good BBQ is good for the soul.


You stay well and take care! Some of us old ones are sending you guys are hopes and prayer. Hope all of you guys come home soon safe and sound.


With kind regards,



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Hi Shaun! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us!
Thank You for your Service! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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First of all thank you for your service to country.  Without people like you we would not be free to be family this weekend.  Good Luck smoking.  It is trial and error but have fun

post #13 of 16
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Thank you all for the info you have provide so far and welcoming me to the forum.  I look forward to learning more about smoking food and grilling.   I am going to take that 5 day course Kat when I have some time.  we work a pretty wild schedule 7 days a week here in Afghan in my unit.   All I am proud to serve and thank all the others past and present who I am currently serving with.    I'm looking forward to grilling out on the 4 of July when I am home on my 2 week R&R with the family, before heading back out here to finish my year tour!


God Bless you all and hope you're having a great holiday back there in the states.





post #14 of 16
Thread Starter 

So question with the Brisket I am planning on getting for the 4th of July, should I wrap it in foil when I smoke it?  Does that help maintain the juices??

Thank you all!   Happy Memorial Day!

post #15 of 16

Hi Shaun - from an Army Vet....thanks for your service!



welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

post #16 of 16
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Thanks everyone so far for the replies and good info, I will post pictures of my meats etc... when I go home for my 2 week R&R and grilling out I will takes some photos! 

Hope all had a nice Memorial Day weekend! 



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