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I I've tried smoking off and on for years. My first attempts were on a grill using indirect heat. Then I remembered having El Cheapo Brinkman that I had purchased 15 or so years ago and used strictly for the propane burner during my years brewing beer. This morning I'upgraded to a Master Forge 2 door propane.
I have had past success will poultry, moderate success with ribs and about a 30% success rate with brisket. I am hoping that I can gain a little more control of slow low heat and even temps using the vertical setup.
I will spend most of my time browsing, ask a question or two and offer advice when I have something worth sharing.
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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Hang in there ,NQT. In a few days we can have you up and running . . . keep practising and sending us Q-view, you'll be the envy of the nieghborhood soon.


Have fun and . . .

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Welcome to the forums! 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! Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

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Originally Posted by oldschoolbbq View Post

Hang in there ,NQT. In a few days we can have you up and running . . . keep practising and sending us Q-view, you'll be the envy of the nieghborhood soon.


Have fun and . . .

I've been on a lot of different forums but don't know that one. What is Q-View?


I've also got a local resource. A pretty good friend of mine is a "foodie" he and is wife have a website tracking their adventures and spent a year doing a charcutriere challenge(a different meat each month).  He often has good advice when it comes to smoking.  But it will help to have everyone here as an additional resource.  I'm chasing him for now, but hopefully not for long.


As a side note, my wife and I have challenged our kids(8 and 6) to help plan(menu and shop) and prepare at least one weekend meal a month. My son has asked to do smoked chicken with fresh green beans and homemade mac and cheese next weekend. Getting him started on the smoking train early. 

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Q-Views are pictures of the smokes you and the family do.  Get creative and show from beginning to end!  It's never too late to get the kidlets involved!



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Glad you joined us notquitethere, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
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