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I am new here and this is my first official post.
My name is Allen I'm 49, I live in media pa. Father of 2 teens and husband to my loving wife............this is beginning to sound like a eulogy..
I have been smoking ribs chicken and other things for a long long time. Most of what I know I learned from the school of hard knocks. I make a mean rib and a butt kickin pulled pork. But what brought me here is my dreadful track performance with Brisket. Brisket is a very complicated process to figure out on your own. Being a Man I don't follow directions or even ask for them. Which is one of the reasons I can't bake and the last put together computer desk I built just didn't look like the picture on the box.
But I came to a crossroads a few weeks back watching one of the BBQ contest on the food network. I knew I couldn't consider myself a true Zen Master of the smoking arts until I vanquished the brisket demon that has haunted me so. I came to this site to get the info I needed and quickly became engrossed in all the content you provide. This is a Great site and I think I will enjoy all it has to offer. Great e-course also

After this post and my wife gets up we are going to BJ's and get a brisket for a BBQ that I am having tomorrow. I'm pulling a all nighter on this one and this place has given me the confidence to do so.

I have the tools the charcoal and a match......let the games begin
post #2 of 15
Welcome to the forum, Allen. Nice to have you. There are many friendly folks here so feel free to ask questions, share adventures or to draw from the knowledge found here.
post #3 of 15
Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #4 of 15

Welcome aboard

Glad your found us, there is a lot of good people here and their help is great
Good luck and Good Smoking
post #5 of 15
Welcome to the SMF, good luck with your brisket
post #6 of 15
Welcome to the best place in cyber-earth!
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I am new to this forum. I am from SE Montana and have dabbled a little with both charcoal and electric smokers. Haven't ventured too far from ribs, chicken, and fish. I am willing to listen and learn from anyone with knowledge about proper smoking techniques and tricks of the trade. Thanks for your time and help.
post #9 of 15
Welcome Fandango and Safety to the forum!

Fan, we will help you rid yourself of your demons! Grab your wood chunks and a rosary and let's get to work!
post #10 of 15
Welcome Allen -

You've come to the right place!

First sign up for Jeff's FREE 5 day Smoking Basics eCourse:

It'll go through the basics and get you off on the right foot!

then subscribe to Jeff’s FREE Smoking Meat newsletter:

Second download and read Jeff's FREE How To Smoke Meat PDF it's also free and full of great information to get you going and correct some of the mis-steps you may have made in the past:

For Brisket go here for Jeff's article on The All Night Brisket Smoke:

and here for my basic Brisket Smoke

post #11 of 15
Fandango have you read about the SmokyOky method yet? Search around the SMF under the Beef category and read this article that will explain how to do it...

Good luck and welcome to SMF.
post #12 of 15
Welcome to the SMF. We all have smokin' demons that we meet... and beat. Sit back and relax while it goes low & slow. Be sure to checkout Jeff's 5 day ecourse.
post #13 of 15
Welcome aboard Allen, you have come to the mecca of smoking! Brisket is a tough one to tackle... literally and figuratively! You'll find everything you need right here...

Have fun!
post #14 of 15
Welcome to SMF the best BBQ site on the neticon_exclaim.gif& the welcome is to both of you.
post #15 of 15
Welcome guys, we have all learn't alot here and we do share what we know, so ask away.
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