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post #1 of 20
Thread Starter 
Well, just joined up here, looking for some inspiration and a way to kick my smoking up a notch. Until I started looking around here, I THOUGHT I was doing a decent 'low and slow'... now I see I might as well have been slapping pork butts on the grill! PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif My new friend will be named 'minion'.

About me, I'm a husband and father (of three), serving in the US Army here in the 3rd Infantry division. Had a couple of smokers previously, one of the pitmaster types with the firebox on the side, and a brinkmann "bullet-type" cry-and-cuss charcoal smoker. Have another brinkmann now, and gonna start working on the mods in the morning.

Spent about 15 months on a "business trip" as my wife likes to call it, and dreamed of thin blue smoke almost constantly. I'da smoked a camel if I coulda got my hands on one. I firmly believe that we could solve this whole middle east problem with a few pounds of smoked pork (and some laser guided munitions)

That's about it.....great site you got here!
post #2 of 20
Welcome aboard, nice to have ya.
post #3 of 20
Thank you for your service, I do appreciate what you are doing for me.
Welcome to the forum too, glad to have ya here.smile.gif
post #4 of 20
Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. I too thank you for your service. There is lots of info and recipes here. If you have any questions just post them and somebody will try to answer them. Have fun and happy smoking.
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Welcome to SMF!
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Welcome to SMF, Sisyphus- Thank you for yer service! I dunno bout the camel hump, I'm gonna stick with the pork butt myself ;{) Alot of info here..if ya can't find it someone here will, or pull it outta their.... heads LOL!

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Welcome to SMF, Glad you found us. Lots of good folk in this family that you have joined. Accept my heart felt thanks for your part in keeping my freedoms free. Thank you.
post #8 of 20
Welcome to the smf...and thanks for your service...my son had a little bussiness trip to half a gascan for 16 months...he is back now and finnished college and was in national guard and rotc,,,commissoned officer in N G,,,,loves to smoke with the old man...welcome
post #9 of 20
Welcome to the world of smoke. I too appreciate you for your service. Look around ask around and it shall be answered...one way or the other lol..Again welcome aboard and enjoyPDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #10 of 20
Welcome to the forum sysiphus. You're going to love it here. Lots of info and good people to draw on.

BTW .. I've heard smoked camel toe might be something worth checking into icon_evil.gif
post #11 of 20
Be sure to inject. icon_evil.gif
post #12 of 20
Q-view would be a must though.
post #13 of 20
Sysiphus. Welcome and thanks for your service, plenty of information and friendly folk in the forums as I've found out too.
post #14 of 20
Of the injection?confused.gif
post #15 of 20
Nooo - that would be not such a good shot ... presmoke shot
post #16 of 20

Smokin Momma in the Smokehouse!

I am new to all this smokin business. I got a used charbroil H2O Electric Smoker. if this works out well for me I will be investing in a better smoker. I some questions and could use some good advice.

1. Does anyone use a pan in the bottom over the electric coil for thier wood? possibly cast iron?
2. Do I need to get some lava rocks to help insulate it?
post #17 of 20

Newbie to smoke, help with smoker

hey guys/gals, you have quite the community going here, I have learned alot already with just the little bit I have spent here.
From Eastern Oregon, grilled alot with moderate success, but wanted to move into smoking/slow cooking to expand my palette.
I have never cooked with charcoal before my current smoker.

Have a question though.
I have a Brinkmann cylinder charcoal smoker/grill my lovely wife got me for Christmas, I have only tried it once, heres why:
Chicken smelled/tasted like lighter fluid, I think I have remedied part of that with a chimney starter, but that leads into the next part of my problem.
The coals cool down/go out when the ash starts to form, when I need to cook for a few hours or longer, this doesnt keep the temp high enough, so I had to keep adding coal and lighting it to keep heat up. I know I shouldnt have to do this, but I'm not sure how to keep the coals I have hot enough.
Does anyone have experience with this smoker to help?
Thank you everyone!

post #18 of 20
Welcome aboard, another Military smoker PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

Sure beats MREs, LOL
post #19 of 20
Welcome Siphus.PDT_Armataz_01_36.gifPDT_Armataz_01_36.gifPDT_Armataz_01_36.gif
post #20 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the welcome, all!

smokin_momma and Teamfatman76: If I may make a suggestion...why not start a new thread with your introduction? Looks like the welcome wagon around here is right friendly, and I'd hate them to miss a chance to greet you personally!
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