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Jumping in feet first

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My name is James, I live to the west of DC in Va.

 

I only know how to make three things in life (breakfast burritos, beef vindaloo, fish in foil) so somehow I have decided I want to be a great bbq'r since my wife and I love ribs and pulled pork. I own a Charbroil infrared gas grill but she uses it way more than me.  

 
Since my birthday and my first ever father's day as a father have collided, my wife said I could quit watching BBQ Pitmaster marathons on TV and actually buy a Big Green Egg and try it myself.
 
So this week, I have conned my father into making the drive up from Texas and he and I are going to dive into the world of smoking.
He was a Mess Sargent in the National Guard for years, and cooks by camp fire often. He enjoys a brisket and sells grills of all types because he works in a hardware store. He is the one that said I should get a Big Green Egg. One of my best running buddies is an ex-pig farmer. He's in this adventure too. We want to spend this summer perfecting our bbq so next summer we can start letting people try it without being worried about quality.
 
Always want advice!
 
 
 
 
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welcome1.gifJames

You are going to love your BGE. take the time to learn how to control the heat. then your on your way. remember the search bar at the top of any page is a great place to look.

Happy smoken.

David

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Never know ya might meet some new neighbors!

 

Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

 

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!

 

Kat

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Welcome! Don't forget to post some pics of your new adventures. You have come to the right place to learn everything you need to know.
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Welcome to the party. I am jealous of your ceramic grill. Hoping to get a primo oval one of these days. I have a buddy with one and I have to say you will love your bge. From steaks to brisket to pizza it will do it all to perfection.
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Welcome! Looking forward to pics of your adventure.
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Welcome to the forums, James!  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!

Red

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