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New guy in SoCal

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Hi all,


My name is Jim and I live in Chula Vista, CA.  I retired from the Navy in 2009 and stayed in SoCal.  I was born in Ohio and raised in South Carolina and Florida (dad was a squid also).  All but two years (Washington) of my 22-year career in the Navy has been here in Southern California.


I recently picked up my first ever smoker, a Masterbuilt Pro dual fuel smoker at Home Depot and have two smokes under my belt so far.  The first was a couple racks of baby backs.  They turned out a little black but tasted awesome!  Then last night I smoked some yellowtail that I brined on Sunday (1 C brown sugar, 1 C kosher salt, 2 C Apple juice, 1 bottle sweet Thai chili sauce).  Apparently I didn't rinse the brine off well enough because it is pretty salty (not too salty that we won't eat it!).


I have a lot to learn and will be a sponge on here for a while!





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Hi Jim! welcome.gif
We're all sponges here. Congrats on the new Masterbuilt!
- Ryan
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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a sunny and warm day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Welcome to the site Jim.  That's a great looking grate of chow you've got there. 



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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...
Happy smoken.

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