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pit master is my goal!

post #1 of 19
Thread Starter 
Whats up to everyone on this great site! My name is Linton and I live in Georgia but am originally from Louisiana,8 yrs US Army. Ive been checkin y'all out for a couple of days, and Im sure someone can help me obtain my goal of becoming great on the pit. Right now Im just moving into my first house coming from an apartment so all I have right now is an OLD cheapo square fold up grill, and a brinkmann electric smoker. I am trying to make a move on the chargriller duo w/ a side smoker box. My wife made me promise not to buy it on my own as she wants to get it for me as a gift. My palms are sweating!

Thanks for listening people!

Some say Im hot! better yet Im blazin'
What else would you expect, Im a ragin' Cajun!
post #2 of 19
Welcome Uncle Chap. Good luck w/ new smoker.
post #3 of 19
welcome Unk..............make sure you sign up for Jeff's FREE 5-day ecourse....and don't forget q-view............lots of GREAT info here, plus remember this above all else......there IS no stupid question..........ask away.........

once again welcome
post #4 of 19
Welcome. Ya better inform the wife that you need that gift early, and you will reward her with some great Q. Welcome aboard ( oh thats Navy) . Glad to have you...........
post #5 of 19
Welcome to the smf...............Glad to have you here.....................
post #6 of 19
Welcome to you. I just joined yesterday and everyone here has been very friendly and helpful. Enjoy!
post #7 of 19
Welcome, and what everone else said. We're to help. Just ask away!
post #8 of 19
Welcome to SMF.
post #9 of 19
Welcome to the board. I would suggest getting something heavy like a Brinkmann Cimarron. It will survive multiple PCS's. They cost about $750 depending where you get it. Another option would be to get the lightweight cousin, the SNP. They cost about $130-140. They will not survive many PCS's but at the cost, you can sell it and buy a new one at the next station.

post #10 of 19
Welcome aboard!
post #11 of 19
Ruck up troop...sorry had a flash back. Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
post #12 of 19
welcome to smf, what the prev have said and you have a very thoughtful wifey to want to get you a smoker as a gift. stick with us and there many great and friendly people to help if needed. you need to smoke something to make her proud, or at least some good eats!!! ps: qview a good thing!!!
post #13 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks yall for the welcome! Lots of people from the military I see. Cool, I completed my service in 2005.
Anyway, I love to grill and I currently have a small picnic roast on the electric smoker. I made my own rub so I hope its good. Im always tryin new things. Im using a blend of hickory and pecan in a smoke tray for flavor. Ill gt some pics up within the hour
post #14 of 19
Welcome fellow Vet and thank you for your service!

If you can read this forum and wait patiently to start smokin' you are a better man than I am!! Tell that woman that the water in the pool is fine and you want to jump in with both feet!

Happy smokin'
post #15 of 19
Welcome from another Georgia SMF semi-regular... lots of great, creative people here... hope you enjoy learning about food as much as the rest of us do!
post #16 of 19
Yer in the right spot Uncle. Get that smoker... we'll have ya wowing the diners in short order!
post #17 of 19
Welcome aboard Chap! Head over to this thread and give us a little military history lesson...
post #18 of 19
Welcome aboard mate. My goal is like that too. I love to grill but smoking meat is a challenge to me and alot more fun. Great bnch of folks here and just like family. I get withdrawals if i don't log onto the chat here.

post #19 of 19
Welcome to the SMF family. Its great to have you.
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