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post #1 of 10
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Greetings to all.  My name is Shawn and I'm from Northern CT. Started dabbling in smoking meat last year after my wife bought me a little brinkmann gormet charcoal smoker and grill for fathers day. 

Started off dabbling with baby back ribs, and since have done brisket about 3-4 times, baby back and st louis cut ribs about 6-7X, a whole turkey, trout, chicken wings, pulled pork a few times, and really got hooked on developing the craft.


I've become pretty good at ribs, and pulled pork...still working of perfecting the brisket.  This year my wife upgraded my smoker to the Brinkmann Trailmaster Verticle Smoker (again for fathers day), and I plan on firing it up this weekend for the first time.  Can't wait.


Decided to join a smoking forum to try and get some good ideas on techniques, and possible rub and injection recipes to perfect the flavor profile of the meat I cook.  I've tried some basic ones that I have found on line in various places, but I'm sure others on this board probably have some recipes that they have and tried that are proven successful.


Look forward to interacting with everyone!  Hope everyone has a good 4th, and happy smoking!!!

post #2 of 10

Welcome to SMF! Sounds like your wife likes smoked food and knows how to get it! Thanks for joining, there are lots of good folks here, willing to help out if you need some! We have a New England group if you are interested in joining:



post #3 of 10
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Will definitely join the New England Group.  Looking forward to interacting with others who have been doing this for a lot longer than I have.  Everything I have cooked on my small smoker so far my family loves.  But as I am sure most people on this board want....I don't want my meat to just be good....want it to be exceptional.  Again, glad to be here, and looking forward to getting and sharing tips with everyone!!

post #4 of 10

Hello Shawn, and welcome from East Texas


gary S

post #5 of 10
Thread Starter 

thanks Gary

post #6 of 10
Glad to have another Ct guy on board. Plenty of good folks and great info here.
post #7 of 10

Hey Shawn


Welcome to the Smoking  forum.   You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have.  Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right.  LOL.   Don’t forget to post qviews.



post #8 of 10
Thread Starter 

forgive me...I'm new.  What is "qview"?

post #9 of 10
Originally Posted by Na Na View Post

forgive me...I'm new.  What is "qview"?

pictures of your "Q" (BBQ, smoked food etc...pretty much anything, LOL) Even gardens and tomatoes if you look around! 

post #10 of 10
Thread Starter 

Ahhhhh.....Got it!  Thanks for the clarification.  Will post some before and after picks.  thanks again.

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