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I just got into smoking meats about 5-6 months ago.  I currently own a Outdoor Gourmet Triton Gas/Charcoal/offset firebox grill (the Academy Summer special...LOL!)


I bought it last summer, but only used the charcoal and gas grills until about 6 months ago when I decided to try smoking a brisket.  I did a lot of research, and it actually turned out pretty good..but not perfect, so I was hooked!!  Since then, I have smoked ribs, chicken, sausage, and even more brisket.  Yep..I am addicted!!!  Gonna try a pork butt in a couple of weeks.  We shall see how it turns out.


As for me, I am a retired USAF dude...24 1/2 years worth.  Enjoyed it, but after my last deployment...most of the time spent outside the wire in Iraq, it was time to call it quits.  War is a young man's game, and I am no longer a young man!  I retired here in San Angelo, and now hold a civilian job, helping veterans get treatment for PTSD.  And I also am the assistant pastor at a church here in town.  So I spend lots of time practicing grilling/smoking at our potlucks!  LOL....


Anyway, happy to be hear.  Glad I found this place!

post #2 of 10

Greeting Preacherman, Thank you for your service.


These people are the most amazing source of help and inspiration. I find something new to try constantly, be it a wood, a spice, or I just saw today, smoked eggs...... I tell you they make it all look so easy, and will help you, when you find its easy because they have been doing it so well for so long.


You found a great spot to get comfortable.


BTW I have eaten many a steak at Zintner's. Thats sure pretty country, just goes to show you what all of Texas would look like if they had water!

Edited by Foamheart - 6/5/13 at 11:22pm
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Welcome to SMF good to have you with live in a great place for some good steaks...

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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 pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


Thank you for your service...


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Hello and welcome to SMF! Lots of helpful folks and loads of info! Thank you for your service usa.gif

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Welcome from another Texan!  You have made a great choice joining us here at SMF, lots' of info and helpful people.

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 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!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

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!

Thank You for your Service! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you decided to join us! Thank you so very much for your Service!  usa.gif


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 #9 of 10

Welcome Preacher!


And thanks for serving your country, especially since you did not have to. 


You will enjoy this site as it has all kinds of great information and people who will answer all of your questions about smoking.


Have a great day!



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Thanks for your service for our country !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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