My name is John - just found this site today and it looked so good, I asked to join in on the fun.
I live in central NY (Finger Lakes) between Syracuse & Rochester. Been grilling forever but got
a Brinkman Gourmet smoker this spring and have done most of the popular mods on it. Just
put the lid gasket on this week so I'll be firing it up tomorrow for some chicken wings as a trial.
So far, everything I've made on it has been a big hit - it will be better now that temp control will
I'm married, in my mid 50's w/ 3 daughters between 21 & 26.... I'm an IT guy daytime and have been
doing that forever (unix sysadmin).
Really looking forward to spending some time on these forums and learning some new tricks. I
have a buddy that I'm slowly dragging into the world of charcoal & smoking....another couple
months and he'll be in too deep to get out! : ) He's already hooked on some of the stuff I've shared
and I'm a complete newbie at smoking....so far, it's been ribs and chicken.... once I have the hang
of temp control better, it will be time for a brisket....I figured I'd better crawl before I try to run,
especially with a pricey cut of beef!
Anyway, thanks for looking and I hope to be hanging here as much as possible.