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Just wanted to say "hello!"

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I'm Mike from PA. I'm 40 years old and have been smoking for about 5 years now on my Brinkman Gourmet water smoker. I know they are not the best but it has worked well for me. It started out as something I just wanted to try after tasting some smoked tuna and has slowly turned into an ADDICTION, especially this last year.

I usually smoke just chicken, fish and pork loins but this year I have started smoking ribs (God I had no idea what I was missing) and just this past weekend I did my first Boston Butt for 10 hours. I think I have past the point of no return now icon_smile.gif

I'm looking forward to getting to know some of you and learing all you wish to share.

post #2 of 16
Hi there Sandman.
post #3 of 16
Welcome to SMF!! There is some amazing people with amazing ideas here!
post #4 of 16
Heya Mike, Welcome to SMF! And don't discount that Brinkmann too much... them babies can turn out some GREAT Q when ya get used to them. Look up the mods for the ECB type smokers..assuming yours is charcoal anyway..and enjoy your time here!
post #5 of 16
Welcome to the club Mike and Smoke on!
post #6 of 16
Welcome to SMF. Glad you discovered how great smoking is.
post #7 of 16
Glad you've found happiness on the SMF. Looks like you're ready to try anything so don't forget a FATTY and some ABT's.
post #8 of 16
Glad ya found SMF sandman.Happy Smokes!
post #9 of 16
Welcome Mike.
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welcome mike, u think you have you have reached the top, wait until u try some of the ideas you wll find on SMF.
post #11 of 16
OHHHHHHHHHHHHHH Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaa , you're hooked now , done like dinner .... but you're in the right place , welcome to SMF , see ya in the forums !!
post #12 of 16
Greetings Sandman...
Try a fattie then join the 12 step program!
Happy smokes my friend!
post #13 of 16
Great to have ya at the party Mike. There are some great people here with almost endless info. If there is anything you need to know about smokin, there is probly someone here to help. Lookin forward to seein some q off of that brink.
post #14 of 16
Welcome to the SMF. Glad you joined us
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Welcome Sandman

Hey Mike,
Dr. Krol here and I am a newbie also. Just wanted to say Howdy and Welcome.

I am a heat control Gas Grill Guy and use my version of custom wood mix smoke pack . I know my ribs won't turn out quite as good as these Pro's on here but like I said I'm a Gas Grill Guy.

I just haven't invested in a big cooker since it's me and the better half most of the time, but the retirement thingy is on the horizon and since I love to cook it is qiute possible I willhave a new toy some day soon.

Got to go , so enjoy and keep cookin them ribs...I love "em.

All the best.

Dr. Krol biggrin.gif
post #16 of 16
Hi Mike and welcome.

You are ahead of the game if you have a smoker already.
I had to smoke on cardboard boxes and converted tabletop gas grills.
oh the hard times.....

You will be a smoking champ, lot's of good info. check out th ebasics by Jeff and don't hestate to ask anything.

que-view is a must.

what part of PA you from?
I am a expat from Pitt.

see you on the forums!
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