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Greetings from the DC Metro

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Greetings Fellow Smokers.

I am a novice smokers living in the DC metro area. I have been grilling for several years but just recently got into smoking. I started with a Brinkmann smoking "bullet" I believe it was called. It died a rusty death (left out in the elements without a cover PDT_Armataz_01_24.gif). Got a vertical charcoal/wood smoker for a Christmas gift, Brinkmann also. I know I need to do some mods to it but for now I figure I will learn the ropes on it before stepping up to a better rig.

Any comments, questions, suggestions (aside from throw out the Brinkmannicon_razz.gif) would be appreciated. Thanks.

VA_Connoisseur (coming soon)
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Welcome Va to smf. Be sure to check out the 5-day ecourse its very helpful. As for the mods do a search and you will find plenty. Best of luck with all your smokin adventures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Welcome to the forum VA!smile.gif
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Welcome VA to SMF. You will enjoy this site as well as find alot of good info from alot of friendly people with the same sickness, SMOKEITIS or is it BLUE SMOKE SYNDROME, however it is people here know there stuff.
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Welcome to the SMF
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Welcome to the SMF, a fine place for friendly folks. Read around and you'll find plenty of great advise, you can always ask about something you can't find. The members are always willing to share.
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Do they allow fire and smoke in DC? PDT_Armataz_01_08.gifPDT_Armataz_01_18.gif
post #8 of 19
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If not, I hope y'all will put together some bail money for me...LOL. I'm in the Virginia suburbs trying to hold on to my southern roots.

Mike, the smoker in the middle of your signature is the one I have. I have tried lump charcoal and that seems to be the best to keep the temps stable and high. Have you tried any modifications to your fire pan? I installed a small grate on the bottom so there is about a 1 inch space to allow air to circulate under the coals (I'll include a pic later)
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Welcome to SMF!
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Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


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Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
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Welcome to the Site VA. Tons of info here and lots of great people. The ones from VA are really greaticon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gificon_mrgreen.gif .
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Welcome neighbor to the south! This place is great- full of friendly folks!!
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hello there...

I am from fairfax and have joined not too long ago, where in virginia are you? I have a brinkmann stick burner and one rival electric smoker. I just can't seem to stop smoking foods....
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Welcome to the SMF.
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No, I have not modified it any way. It does fine as is. But the air space under the charcoal sounds reasonable. Lump is all I use. My only issue with this smoker is the water pan, it is too small. Same issue with the GOSM gasser.
These are pretty much just square ECB's. rolleyes.gif
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Welcome to the forum!
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Welcome aboard.

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I'm right down the road in Dumfries/Quantico area...PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif
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