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Another rookie from SoCal here!

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Thread Starter 
How's it going. I'm new to smoking, just received my new ex-smoker on the 10th. About two weeks in now and found a new hobby. I've got a few smokes in so far on a modified Brinkmann Vertical smoker. The Vert with a 4" fan blowing about 5 cfm. With all vents open and fan on, w/ a good built fire, 325 easy. 250 all day.Mods include: new thermometer, fire pan, lowered fire pan 1", added a removable 4" desk fan w/ 4" vent tubing ( tubing is great for caching ash that gets blown in). Temps have been great with this setup , and meats have been outstanding. But anyway, glad to join.
Some finished products so far:
First attempt at beef jerky, original style.
First attempt at a 8 lbs. Picnic shoulder bone in. Carolina style rub w/ sweet vinegar style Bbq sauce.
Spare ribs smoked in a 3-2-1 method, Carolina style rub, no sauce
Second attempt at legs n thighs. Started with leg quarters, brined, cut n trimmed, coated with olive oil, rubbed with a Kansas City style rub and Carolina style rub, olive oil after first 30, dunked after next 30 then once more.
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Howdy from Texss Hookup... welcome to SMF!!.. I was gonna say cant wait to see some que from ya.... but you beat me to that!... good looking grub there! Cant wait to see ya around some more. Just ask away if you need help getting around the site ;)
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Thread Starter 
Hey webow, thanks for the welcome. I have some spares I'm smokin up tonight. I'll be going thru the forums to see some different techniques to try up.
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texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   .........  Man does that look good, giving out samples ?



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Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcome Gary.
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Welcome to SMF from Oklahoma.. looks like you are doing quite well with that smoker of yours:biggrin:. Keep up the great work!

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:welcome1: to the SMF!


I see you completely understand our fascination with Q-View...


If you forget you may get reminders....




You know...something subtle!  :biggrin:


Have fun, 



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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.

Man that looks Great. Nice smoke ring.

Happy smoken.


post #9 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the welcomes. Finally a site where everyone is willing to share and help when needed. Other sites just leave rookies in the smoke.
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Originally Posted by DaHookUp11 View Post

Thanks for all the welcomes. Finally a site where everyone is willing to share and help when needed. Other sites just leave rookies in the smoke.


Thank you so much for finding SMF and joining us!  Everyone is a rookie, we all have questions, we all love to help and be helped!  you will find we are definitely NOT "other sites"!  You've mastered the first and foremost ability - Qview - we ALL love to drool!  :biggrin:


Please don't hesitate to ask anything.  There are no 'wrong' or 'dumb' questions - just dumb answers and we all try very hard not to give those!  One may be an expert and provide answers, yet know nothing about other things and everyone is encouraged to ask!  


Again, thank you and your smokes look wonderful!

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Welcome aboard!  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.



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Thread Starter 
Thanks Red, I agree this sitehas a lot of helpful information and many helpful people so far.
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