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Hey from Northeast OH

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Hey Everyone. I live in Mentor, OH and am a newbie when it comes to smoking.

 

I am using a brinkman gourmet smoker that I picked up a few months ago. I have already done the majority of the mods to it. I added 2 charcoal grates to the pan with stainless bolts to keep the charcoal up off the bottom by about an inch, added (3) dampers to the bottom and one on the top, added stove gasket rope to the lid, added new thermometer, and also made custom legs to keep it up off the ground a little more. Once I get the hang of everything and feel moe confident, I'd like to eventually get a Weber Smokey Mountain or build a drum smoker.

 

I have used it a couple times so far. The first time was with some cheapo ribs I got from my local sams club. They were ok but a kinda tough. The next thing I smoked was a rack of baby back and a pork shoulder from the West Side Market in Cleveland. I picked up a Maverick ET-73 thermometer after the first smoke since I had temp troubles. Made it much easier to keep eye on temps. The ribs were fantastic and the shoulder made some great pulled pork.

 

That's about it. I'll be lurking around the forums. I just hope I dont wear out the search button in my quest to find answers, recipes, tips, and tricks.

 

Paul

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Hi Paul! 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!

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!
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Hi Paul, and welcome aboard!  These forums are the best place I know to share ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  When you can't find the answer you're looking for, just ask and someone here will have the answer.

 

Red

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welcome1.gifto 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 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

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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

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