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Just getting started!

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Hey guys! I'm Ryan and I am from South Dakota.  After talking with some friends about smoking I decided to jump into the game and try it out.  I am starting off with a Brinkman Gourmet electric smoker.  It is pretty upfront and simple, which is perfect for a beginner like me. 

 

So far I've tried smoking a pork loin and some St. Louis style ribs.  Both turned out delicious.  But I'm sure with a little tweaking they can be even better.

 

When I told my wife I was going to start smoking she told me she hated smoked foods.  So far I am 2 for 2 with her liking what I have smoked.  Haha. I have changed her mind!

 

My next smoking adventure might be some smoked Northern Pike or maybe a pork shoulder.  We will see.  It is always fun playing around with the food and smoker.  I really hope to try and play with some rubs and make my own recipe. 

 

Thanks in advance for all the help and advice!

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Welcome to the forums, Ryan!  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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Happy smoken.

David

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Hi Ryan! 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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