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Hi Everyone, My Name is Gerrit. I am 31 years old and a Novice smoker. I have a Big Cheif Electric smoker and mostly make Beef jerky. My first ever smoke was redicoulus. I did not understand the directions and Used pan after pan after pan of smoke till the meat was dry and was shocked at the taste. I then decided to research on the web and figured it out and since then I have been the talk of my family and friends for my beef jerky.

I am planning to buy the Brinkman Charcoal Vertical Smoker very soon so I can start doing tri-tip, butts and all those wonderful meats. I still like my electric smoker but I am soo limited on what I can do with my electric smoker.

Anyways I am also a weather photographer here in Southeast Idaho. I also take photos of Fireworks, Nature and Scenery. I love the summer cause thats when I am out bbq'ing and fishing and taking tons of weather photos.

I look forward to sharing and learning recipes and techniques and everything else this forum offers. You guys got a great forum here, very informative and neat.

post #2 of 13
Gerrit welcome to SMF you'll find lots of good info and recipes here and soon after getting that smoker they'll talk about more than just your jerky. Have fun and happy smoking

PS you could always post some Qview of that jerky for us to drool over
post #3 of 13
welcome to smf, get that new smoker and season it and figger out what you want to start with if you already dont know. any ???? you at the palce to ask!!! looking forward to sharing some smokes with ya!!!
post #4 of 13
Welcome Gerrit, you're now part of the best smokin' site on Mother Earth, SMF that is. We have other Idahoans here, so feel at home.
post #5 of 13
Welcome to SMF! Enjoy the forums!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


post #6 of 13
welcome bro hope you have as much fun in as i do... oh and happy somking
post #7 of 13
Welcome Gerrit. Cool hobbies. Keep at it. Good smokes ahead.
post #8 of 13
Welcome Gerrit, get the smoke rolling and have fun.
post #9 of 13
Welcome to the forum.
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Welcome to the SMF!!
post #12 of 13
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Thanks Everyone. =)

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I just started smoking about 4 months ago. I started with a Brinkkman Vertical Charcoal smoker or ECB. I have since received a GOSM smoker for Father's Day and I love the convenience of gas. However, I would not give up the experience that I gained from my ECB. I highly recommend you buy one and start smoking. Once you check out some of these forums, you will want to smoke things you would never have thought of. I am planning to smoke a Chuck roast and a couple of Fatties this weekend on my ECB for old times sake. I love Jeff's rub recipe or Alton Brown's Rib rub. I have used Altons's on all kinds of pork and on beef. I have just started using Jeff's. Either is a sure fire winner.

Post pictures when you get started and dont be afraid to ask questions. I have found everyone in the SMF to be glad to help.
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