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Long time reader first time smoker

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Thread Starter 
Hello all,

My name is Devin and I live in NC. I am a paramedic for a local county and a lover of fine Q!

Let me start by first saying how long I have read these posts and dreamt of being capable of smoking my own delicacies at home but never had the means! Then my wife bought me a starter smoker in the Brinkmann gourmet smoker! After a lot of research and studying through these forums and various other Internet outlets, my brother and law and I decided to go big or go home for our first time out and smoke two 10 lb butts for the whole family! Thanks to all of you wonderful folks I was prepared for anything and after nearly 12 hours, 6 charcoal changes, and 3 water additions, this was the outcome!

Looking forward to many more meaty adventures!



This was at the first temp check a little over 6 hours in! The reading was 165 degrees!

Had trouble embedding the rest of the images so hopefully will get to share a more detailed account of our first smoking experience later. Needless to say with all of your hints, tips, and tricks, the Q was a success! Great bark, beautiful smoke ring, and 5 satisfied customers!
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DaddyD welcome1.gif That butt looks great. Thanks for sharing.

Happy smoken

David

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Welcome to the forums, Devin!  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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Hi Devin! 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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Thank you all for the warm welcome! I will update my profile right now!

Looking forward to all the experiences to come!
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