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Hello. I Found this site while browsning for tips on smoking pork. I am 38 and love grilling. I live in upstate NY near Albany.

I was watching Food Network one day and they had a whole bunch of shows featuring smoking/bbq and I decided I needed a smoker. I love slow cooking and have done a lot in my crock pot, but I wanted to kick things up a notch. So the wife got me a Brinkman Electric for Fathers Day and a bag of Hickory chunks and I was on my way.

My first attempt at ribs (dry rub, 6 hours, hickory, no foil) was good, but I know they can be so much better. My pork shoulder tasted fine, but was not fall apart tender at all (rub, 8 hours, 5 lbs). So lots of room for improvement.

This site is great and I am really looking forward to getting up to speed on smoking meat.
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Welcome to SMF, Dino...glad to have ya. As you can tell..it won't be long before you are turning out excellent Q. Hang on and enjoy the ride!
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Welcome Zoot to the SMF from the 'CUSE! Quite a few Ny'ers here. Stick around a while. There is a lot to learn, a lot of fun going on here and a lot of great folks to learn from and share info with. Dont forget the QVIEW. We all love pics.
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Welcome from Rochachachachaester!!! This forum is great. Lots of good information and everyone is willing to help.
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Welcome to the SMF!!
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Welcome from the Adirondacks! Enjoy the forums!

Take care, have fun, and do good!


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Welcome to the forum neighbor

We're just across the pond in Vermont. We did Troy, NY, Lake Placid and finished off Harpoon last weekend. If you're in the area and curious about competition check us out at the Hudson Valley Ribfest in New Paltz in a couple of weeks:


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Welcome Dinozoot.
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Keep your motor running Dino- The speed will build-up quickly.LOL!
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Well Dino, you've managed to join the best Q site on Mother Earth, congrats and welcome!
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Welcome to SMF! Glad ya joined us. The smoke is nice and friendly here. biggrin.gif
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