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Thread Starter 
Hi everyone. Just joined up. Just looking to get into the wonderful world of smoking. I am recently moved from Rhode Island to Florida and want to get started. I friend used to being over briskets he smoked to cards all the time and I fell in love!! Any advide as to what to start with for a smoker and what not is more than greatly appreciated.
post #2 of 14
welcome to smf. first off sign up for the free 5day ecourse on smoking basics & look to your left to the smoking meat store. that should give you a good idea of your budget & what you want in a smoker. you will get plenty of advice & comments here shortly. we're always around to help.
post #3 of 14
Welcome to SMF cjk1977!!! Lot's of questions you have to ask yourself about smoker choice before anyone can really help. The biggest one is what kind of fuel source you want to go with.
post #4 of 14
A hearty welcome from sunny Delaware! If you are serious about smoking, you have come to the right place!
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Welcome to the SMF. This is the best place on the net for you and your hobby/passion. Be sure to read around, you might find some other classifications that interest you besides smokin'. It hs broadened my horizons.
post #6 of 14
Welcome from a fellow Floridian! I'm in Tampa/Brandon actually.
post #7 of 14
Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


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Hello from Canada and welcome to SMF, you'll find all the info you need right here,the people are awesome any questions ask away and someone will answer !!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to the SMF, do a little research and a few searchs on here before you decide. Ask some questions to help with your decision after you get a basic Idea of what your interested in
post #10 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for the warm welcome. I am paretial to using wood as the fuel source to get the variety of flavors associated with the different types. I do own a smoker but have not used it yet. I believe it is the brinkman premium gourmet grille and smoker but wanted to know waht people thoguht of hat one versus a horizontal one with an offset firebox. Thanks again for the warm welcome and looking forward to learn as much as I can.
post #11 of 14
Welcpme CJK -

The Brinkman is a nice little smoker! Great to get started with. I can't remember if that one was charcoal, electric or propane. They all use wood, it's just a mater of logs, chunks, chips, pucks or sawdust. If it's propane or charcoal I'd say use chunks. If it's electric I'd say go with chips. My Brinkman is all of the above I prefer charcoal and chunks. Enjoy!
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Welcome to the forum. Nice to see you here. Hope you enjoy your time spent with the friendly folks here.
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Just checked and it is the Brinkman gourmet charcol smoker. Going to get is started this weekend after reading a bunch of tips on this site. Going to start with a nice brisket!!
post #14 of 14
Hi cjk1977!...Welcome to the SMF!...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif...We're glad to have you aboard!!...

Sorry it took so long to welcome you to our family!...Been offline here
due to ISP/computer problems since July 2...PDT_Armataz_01_09.gif

Until later...
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