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Long time browser, finally joined- Suburbs of Detroit.

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Hello I have to say a HUGE thank you for all of the knowledge I have gleened from reading this site and to all the members whom take the time to share their knowledge of this wonderful art. I began dabbling in smoking meat about two years ago. Needless to say I am now a full blown addict. I started with the basic $89.00 brinkman Vertical. Through the wisdom of others on this site I was able to mod it into a rather effective and robust little smoking machine. I recently felt the need to upgrade to something with more space, so I ordered the Brinkmann Trailmaster 57" vertical smoker through Home Depot which was just delivered yesterday, I probably wont have the time to assemble it until this weekend, as I plan to use the hi temp RTV to seal it properly. I have noticed no other posts from any others whom have this unit, so I plan to report in on my experiences and required mods to get it working as effective and efficient as I can. Just would again like to say a HUGE thank you to everyone, and I am proud to finally join the community formally. I currently live in Michigan, about 50 miles outside of Detroit. Born and raised in Alabama, little town in Walker County. ROLL TIDE!
Edited by Bama70 - 6/27/13 at 9:23am
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Bama welcome1.gif

We look forward to seeing your mods. Please post a qview of you mods for all to see.

Happy smoken.


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Thanks for the welcome, will do !! I will take pics through the assembly and notes of the process for any future purchaser to reference for sure.
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Hello Bama70 and welcome to the fun.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  The trial and error method works well.  We will try to help you keep the errors to a minimum since we already made ‘em for ya.  Look forward to your input.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


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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!

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. For example with rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF".


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



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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!



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