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Greetings from Kansas

post #1 of 17
Thread Starter 
Hi everyone! i'm an extreme noob when it comes to barbeque, so please be gentle :D

a friend of mine gave me a brinkmann smokin' pit(the old version)a year ago, as my old weber finally bit the dust.
sofar i've just used it as a grill, but i'm ready to take the next step and start somikg my own meat.

what tips and advice do you guys have for a total noob who has never smoked meat before?
and as far as mods to my smoker go, i have a welder, access to sheet steel and a fair amount of mechanical know-how (my wife says i'm a dangerous man, but every time i go into the garage she hightails it out of there.....maybe that wasn't a complement???)

anyway, i look forward to talking to y'all and soaking up all the advice i can
Thanks in advance,
post #2 of 17
Welcome to the forum....Great people here and tons of info

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post #3 of 17

Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

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

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post #4 of 17
Hi Bryan, I know a lot of people in Ottawa, do you know Cecil Beatty? I used to Clerk for him at his auctions when he had his auction out on Hwy 68.
post #5 of 17
Hey Bryan. Well you found us, the best place to learn all you can about the art of smoking meats. As per your question, "what tips and advice do you guys have for a total noob who has never smoked meat before?"

Read a bunch of the posts here that interest you and ASK QUESTIONSbiggrin.gif.
I asked a ton of them, and I still do as I'm always learning more. But I must warn you, this place and the hobby of smoking could lead to a smoking addiction......

With that said, I'm glad your here and can't wait till you post some of your first bbq's for us to see.

Now, get smokin.....
post #6 of 17
Welcome to SMF. The best advise I can give you is to take the 5 day ecourse and then just read alot on the forum.

If you have questions just ask.
post #7 of 17
Welcome aboard!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 17
Welcome brother from the Jayhawk state to SMF. We hope your stay is fun and exciting....
post #9 of 17
Hi Bryan, and welcome to the SMF. Take your time reading around the different forums, plenty of great advise/tips from folks in the know. It's all good my friend.
post #10 of 17
Welcome to SMF, Bryan. Glad you joined us.
post #11 of 17
welcome to smf glad to see another kansan here icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 17
Welcome to the SMF.
post #13 of 17
Welcome Bryan. Cool place here. Lots to learn.
post #14 of 17
Thread Starter 
no, sorry. that name don't sound familiar
post #15 of 17
Welcome to the SMF Bryan,We are glad to have you onboard
post #16 of 17
welcome bryan!!!!!!!!!
post #17 of 17
Greetings from Olathe!
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