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post #1 of 6
Thread Starter 

Hello, new guy here...


Thanks for having me & providing such a great resource! I grew up with a Weber kettle grill parked by the back door (my family still uses the same one) and knew little to nothing about smoking until recently. My interest started when an Uncle had me over to try his 'famous' chicken smoked with BBQr's Delight Savory Herb pellets (Now apparently hard to get in Australia?). It was pretty good stuff, so I looked into options that would work back at home on my apartment balcony in Denver. I liked the idea of a home made flower pot smoker, but soon realized it was going to get expensive to set up anything of considerable size. That night I set off for Home Depot and picked up the Brinkmann Gourmet Electric Smoker and a few bags of different wood for less than $100 - Done. My initial results this past weekend weren't half bad (definitely edible), but I made plenty of mistakes (took ribs off too soon, didn't let andouille sausage dry first, didn't have good plan for adding more smoking chips, etc, etc). Anyway, to cut a long story short, I'm here to learn & appreciate you sharing your knowledge. I look forward to reading and participating in the future!




A quick shot of my first smoked chicken legs...


and the Jambalaya it went into...


post #2 of 6

texas.gif  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a rainy, windy and cold day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


Nice Bird !




post #3 of 6

Welcome to the site Peter.  Beer.gif


Decent looking leg quarters and Jambalaya.  Looks plenty edible to me.

post #4 of 6

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...
Happy smoken.

post #5 of 6

Just take your time read through the different post and ask questions, you will have everything perfected in no time



post #6 of 6
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the welcome, guys! I have been reading a bunch and look forward to trying a few new things the next time I fire up my smoker.

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