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Sayin' Hey From Michigan

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Hiya Folks, I'm John from Flint, Michigan and although I own 4 smokers and have been using them for about 20 years, I just consider myself a "Tinkerer of Smoke". I've never taken it very seriously until lately when I stumbled across some Q forums and started seeing some of the great smokes that folks are doing. Pretty much over the years I've only done the occasional turkey or chicken, a couple racks of ribs now and then or some jerky when the mood strikes me., Now just recently I did a spatchcocked lemon pepper chicken, some 3-2-1 ribs, my first pork butts and a couple different fatties.
Lately I've just been using my Brinkman SnP with a SFB, because it's my largest, but I hate using it because of the extreme hot spot near the fb that cuts my cookin space in half. I'd just been considering doing some of the baffle and tuning plate mods on it, when I picked up a couple 55 gallon drums off Craigslist, so now I'm in the process of turning one of them into a UDS and the SnP mods are on a back burner.
I've also been offered a 275 gallon oil drum that I want to lay flat on it's side, cut gull wing doors on both sides and mount my other 55 gallon drum under it, lined with fire brick for a firebox.

I'm lookin' forward to talking more with you all, seein' yer smokes and sharing pics of mine and hopefully learning LOTS from you while doing it.
post #2 of 14
Welcome John, it looks like you are well on your way to becoming the Smoke Expert in your neighborhood. As a Nebraska fan, I am guessing that a good Michigan college Saturday needs a good Q. Good luck with your new 275 gallon toy and please send pictures.
post #3 of 14
Welcome to SMF, John. Glad you joined us.
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Great to have you John. Always nice to get some extra qview and hear some new techniques and recipes.
post #5 of 14
Welcome to smf John, glad to have you here.
post #6 of 14
Welcome to the SMF, or should i say welcome to your new addiction.
post #7 of 14
Welcome! My wifes grew up in Flint and still has family there, actually Goodrich. Lots of good hardwood availability there in Mich, I would start by collecting all that great wood and getting it dry! No reason to buy it, that gets expensive.
post #8 of 14
John welcome to SMF glad yo decided to join us. Have fun and happy smoking
post #9 of 14
Hello John, thanks for the introduction and welcome to the SMF. Lots of great information here, just read around the different forums. It's all good my friend.
post #10 of 14
Welcome John.Good to see you here...
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

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post #12 of 14
First off Welcome John to SMF. You;ll like it here cause there are alot of good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. It sounds like your well on your way with your smoking abililties. As a member here for only about 6 or so months we like new people here because they bring a new set of eyes to look at things and maybe a little tweak here or there. We are always willing to learn thats what we do here we try differant things and ways. Sometimes let me tell you theses folks here are no where near the box. Just welcome again and enjoy cause we will and do. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to SMF - GO BLUE!!!!
post #14 of 14
Hello from Waterford, MI. My wife hails from Burton herself.

Lots of good info on this site and even better people.
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