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A hearty Hello! from the Inland Empire, California!

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Greetings fellow dead-animal-flesh lovers!


I got tired of the 'one note' results of gas-grills, so I recently purchased a Brinkmann TrailMaster LE from HD and, after researching the must-do mods for this design, I found SMR. I've got a lot of reading to do!


After the seasoning run, I tried a 7lb+ pork shoulder/boston butt, and, although it came out OK (bark was a little bitter...), I learned how much I don't know about fire/temp control. Hopefully, the modifications will take some of the landmines out of the equation, and the kind folks on this forum will be there to answer the more detailed questions I might have.


I'm a member of a few forums so I have the etiquette down. When I can, I'll post up some pics of the rig and the mods as they are completed and tried.


Look forward to chatting with you fine folks!





P.S. Too bad the forum doesn't have a "smell-a-post" function to go along with those threads full of BBQ pics!

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Welcome to the forums, Duffy!  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!


I'm with you on the "smell-a-post"...the person that could invent that would be rich beyond imagination...biggrin.gif


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Hi Duffy! 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!

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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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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.http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service


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



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Welcome to the forum....I used to live in the Inland Empire..lol....RC, closest I ever got to a blast furnace...lol

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