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Hello. From the eastern shore of Md and new to the group

post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Looking forward to learning how to smoke foods with my husband. He had a surprise yesterday, his birthday gift showed up. Because I am a WAHam of 3 I cou,don't afford much, the brinkmann vertical charcoal smoker looked good for the price w.not terrible reviews, so that's what we're working with. :)
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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 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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!

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!
post #3 of 16

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.

David

post #4 of 16

Welcome to SMF!

post #5 of 16

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

 

We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

 

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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

 

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

 

Kat

post #6 of 16

Welcome to the forums!  You've found a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food!  There are plenty of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another.  Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!  Check out the charcoal smoker forums to get some tips on simple modifications to your rig...with a few easy mods, that Brinkmann will turn out lots of great Que for you.

 

Red

post #7 of 16

Welcome aboard!

That little Brinkmann will provide some fine food, and it will give you a real education in fire and temperature management. I've said many times, the Brinkmann (or ECB for "El Cheapo Brinkmann") is kind of the VW Bug of smokers. Some folks have one for a while and move on to something else, while some folks get caught up in the mystique of it all and spend all their time modifying it. But just about everyone has had one at one point or another.

There is a lot of good info here that takes just a small amount of research to find. Don't be shy about posting questions, but you might wanna see of you can find the answer on your own first. The most important thing is to share your experiences, both good and bad. A forum is really just a giant conversation, so the more you add to it, the more you and others get out of it.

Have fun!!

post #8 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I've got my chickens in the brine and can't wait til my husband gets home to start this baby up! I will post a nice q view of our first attempt/ hopefully success. :)
post #9 of 16

Hi TBF!  Not too far from me...

 

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...

 

worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

post #10 of 16
Thread Starter 
Ha ha nice. I will not forget.i may need to start cooking these befor hubby gets home. Is there something I can use other than lighter fluid, he has it with him how much time should I give myself to cook two small chickens? Their back bones have been removed
post #11 of 16

Hey there. Glen Burnie Md here. Nice to have you.

 I just did two small chickens last Sunday. It took a little over three hours @ 250. Get a good remote. Invest in a good chimney unless you like to use lighter fluid.

There is a wealth of information here and don't forget the "QView".

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post #13 of 16
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. I think this is going to take all night. Now I know some key things to have to start easier and faster
post #14 of 16
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. I've finally got the temp to 175 or higher . 35 degrees to go til the chickens will be done. I can't wait to try again! I have stolen my husbands birthday gift. Ha ha
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I finished them but worried that they were only cooked at 150 or so for 3 give or take hours. I'm more prepared for next time though.
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