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Greetings from St. Louis

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hello all, very new to smoking here. I love to grill, and do so 3-4 times a week, even if it's just boneless skinless chicken breasts.

That said,
I have a Brinkman Smoke'N Grill that was given to me by my father in law, and I'm going to learn how to barbecue.

Got some mesquite and hardwood charcoal today, and I'm going to see about doing a whole chicken to start. Looking forward to learning here.
post #2 of 12
Welcome Snyder to SMF ... you have come to the right place.
post #3 of 12
Snyyder, welcome. Jump right in and get your feet wet. Check arround for some helpful tips. If you have any questions just ask, someone will be along to help you out.
post #4 of 12
Welcome aboard! This is the place to pick brains and learn from people that know what they're doing..
post #5 of 12
Welcome to SMF Snyyder. Glad to have another MO smoker aboard. We are having a gathering at Clinton Mo this weekend. You and your family are welcome to come if you like. The more the merrier. Looking forward to your posts.

Keep Smokin
post #6 of 12
Welcome aboard the SMF! Be careful with the mesquite as it can be over powering. You may want to mix it with something like hickory or cherry. Of course, it's all personal preference. Good luck with the bird and keep us posted!
post #7 of 12
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I used to grill 3 to 4 times a week too......then I got my GOSM.

Now I smoke one day of the week and we eat like kings the rest of the week. My wife is a pork junkie and I simply love to make the best possible food I can and keep my family happy and licking sauce off their fingers.

Welcome to grill is going to miss you. icon_sad.gif

Truth be told....I grilled hamburgers today because my wife didn't want the kid's eating all her pulled pork....not ours...hers..tongue.gif
post #9 of 12
Hi Snyyder!...Welcome to the SMF!... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif It's a Mighty Fine place to be!
Great Folks, Great Food, Tons of info, and more fun than you can shake a stick at!

Lots of folks using Brinky's here, myself included.

Why not sign up for Jeff's Free 5 Day eCourse...It'll really get you off to a great start!

Good Luck with the yardbird, and if you have any questions...Just ask away and someone will be along to answer them shortly.

Again...Welcome to the SMF!...Glad to have you aboard.

post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Well, after doing a bit of research, I've canceled the smoking with mesquite.

Instead, I picked up some hickory chunks and a small (3.5 lbs) brisket from Costco. I'm smoking it in the morning on my ECB.

Using a basic rub from Stephen Raichlen's Sauces and Rubs book for the moment, though I plan to purchase Jeff's to see what all the hubub is about.

I'll get some pics posted after the smoking session. :)
post #11 of 12
Welcome to SMF, you are going to like it here.
post #12 of 12
IMHO Mequite is good with hickory, apple, approcot, pear, and or mild wood.

Just smoke lightly with it and it's not bad.
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