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Hello from Chicago

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Hey there!  Got into smoking about a year ago.  Up to a pack a day....just kidding.  Love everything from ribs, pork, brisket and the standard stuff to fish, lamb, game.  Just basically try to smoke everything I can these days.  Been really into smoking jerky too.


I have a very rare campground - like yard in the middle of a busy Chicago neighborhood, so I take full advantage every weekend.  I'll be glad to share my creations and can't wait to check out everyone else's.  


I'm working on a Brinkmann Trailmaster offset at the moment, and have been getting great results with a few non-permanent, foil-based mods.  Great smoker, if anyone else is rockin one, I'd love to talk about it.



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Welcome Tom.  I'm Martin and live in Chicago (burbs).  Nice to have ya man.  

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Tom welcome1.gif

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.


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Hi Tom! 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!

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, Tom!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.
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Hello, Tom. I have only been smoking for about a year too and I have really enjoyed this forum. There are really great members who seem to love to help.


I look forward to your posts!



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