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New guy from Monterrey, Mexico

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Howdy everyone. I live in Monterrey, Mexico, just about two hours south of the border from Laredo, TX. I came to love Texas BBQ while growing up in Houston (1989-1995). I'm now 36 yrs old, and I consider myself a bbq fanatic. Every now and then, my wife and I like to drive up to Driftwood (7hr drive) to eat some Salt Lick BBQ, which we love. Just last weekend I smoked my first brisket; a 7 lb hunk on my Wrangler model Char-griller with a side fire box, using apple wood chips. We don't have real Texas BBQ here in Monterrey, so after 10.5 hours of slowly cooking my meat at an average temperature of 210°F, I was really happy with the end result. I found this page, as I was searching for a way to get a better bark on my brisket. I'm pretty happy about finding this page. I'm sure I'll be ale to find some great information, knowledge and wisdom from experienced folks in here. If anyone would like to point out some thread topics for a rookie, that would be great, I'd surely appreciate it.
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Welcome to the forums!  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.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.  A good place to start is with Jeff's 5 day e-course...some good reading for beginners:  

 

http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

 

 

Red

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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

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Welcome from Canada.

 

I have only been smoking for about a year and have learned a lot from this forum. As for thread topics for a beginner, in addition to Jeff's course, I would just recommend putting whatever project you are thinking of in the search bar and reading some of the threads. You will find step by step posts, and posts where us newbies have asked questions and got advice from the experienced members.

 

Also, I read the new posts like a newspaper every morning and have found great ideas for projects I would have never thought of.

 

I also posted pictures and explanations of my first few smokes as I did them. I received lots of help and advice real time while I was doing the smoke.

 

This is a great place to learn about smoking!

 

Disco

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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!
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