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I'm a newbie but have some great pitmasters helping me out. I have a brinkmann trailmaster limited edition and I have over 8 mods done. I turned it into a top notch airtight pit. I'm from Phoenix, Arizona so it's tricky maintaining temp on these 115 degree days. Looking forward to connecting with the pitmasters on here. I have a lot to learn but couldn't ask for a better hobbie. Happy 4th everyone.
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welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


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Good Luck and Get 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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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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welcome1.gif to 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. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.


If you need any help roaming around here in SMF....just give me a shout.  Happy to help any time!



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Hey all thanks for the warm welcome. I have done over 8 mods to trailmaster limited edition. I will post pics should be done by tonight and I will season the smoker tonight as well.

Can anyone here tell me their feelings on fire bricks ? Good, Bad or in partial? Thanks as always!
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Hey all I'm tuning my pit. Have 5 oven thermometers in as well as my digital at grate surface. If hitting about 300 after about 30 minutes and I closed the damper completely. For our trailmaster does that mean I have to much coal or should I have closed the damper sooner? I'm guessing I don't want to put any meat in until my temp stabilizes at around 275? How do I do that? Also the 2 temp gauges closest to firebox are running at 350 but the middle one and temp probe and two thermometers closest to chimney are holding at 250 so does this mean I need to put my brisket thick end towards the middle and the flat closest to the chimney? I have zero space between baffle and and first tuning plate. Any thoughts suggestions? You are an expert on the trailmaster. I used minion method for my basket. Maybe I started with too many lit charcoals in the chimney? How much do you put in your basket and in the chimney? Thanks again I'm stressed I put all this work in to mods and I feel like I can't control the fire.
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My new lang is being delivered tomorrow. It's a custom 48 inch stretch first one Ben built since he aired on pit masters pics to follow!!!
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texas.gifHello, and Welcome from Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.



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