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Detroit, Michigan here :-)

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hi All,

Im new to these forums - so I wanted to drop in and say hello. I found this site by searching the net for help with my smoker! Great site!

Anyhow - I live in the Suburbs near Detroit and I recently was given a smoker (brand new in the box) by my father in-law. He re-gifted it to me seeing as it was just sitting in his garage.

Im using the Brinkman Charcoal Smoker - the rectangular shaped one with the big front door - two rack shelves and then the water pan - then the coal pan. It has the thermometer in the door - but I read somewhere that I should get another one for the inside - so I put an oven thermo in there.

Basically, I love to be outside during the winter months (I know that sounds crazy to some of you southern snow birds - but I love the winter) and I figure since use my BBQ grill all winter - I might as well get into smoke'n too?

And for personal info about myself... that I like to share on the WWW for everyone to read... cause I got no shame... Here it is...

* Im happily married (most days - lol)

* I have a two 1/2 year old son (makes me laugh every day)

* Im an avid ATV'er, (Arctic Cat 700 TRV Cruiser)

* I work in healthcare (I take care of people, thats what we do)

* My favorite cocktail is Jim Beam (In a rocks glass with a splash of diet coke - ya know - for the color.)

* I have a great sense of humor (mean people suck)

* Genuinely, I love people, good people. (without regard to their socioeconomic status)

* I still believe there are honest people in the world (I've met a couple)

* This summer I want to buy a 30 foot cabin cruiser (but between you and me... I can't afford it)

* I love photography - its my true passion (but not what pays my bills)

* I believe in God and have seen his miricales (but I dont go to church)

* I voted (but my candidate didn't win)

* Im a germ-a-phobe (ever since I took that microbiology class 15 yrs ago)

* I don't own and Ipod or MP3 player (humm?)

* Im on Facebook and myspace (but I don't twitter - tweet tweet)

* Lets Go! Red Wings! Lets Go! Red Wings! ... and the chant continues.

* Its time to check the smoker - (thanks for reading this far)

Im looking forward to hanging around on the site! Today I tackle Jerky, next weekend Im going for the Salmon.

Happy Holidays (if we dont chat beforehand)


Mr. Detroiter!
post #2 of 14
Welcome aboard. I am from Warren. It's nice to have you here.
post #3 of 14

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

Everyone here enjoys seeing the Qview so be sure to post plenty of pics...

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

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

How to post Qview to Forum:

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #4 of 14
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #5 of 14

Here we go DEVILS, here we go!! :)
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks all! And hello to my neighbor in Warren! - Technically - I live downriver in Brownstown. But who knows where that is? LOL.
post #7 of 14
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 14
Welcome to the party good to have ya
post #9 of 14
Welcome! I'm up in Waterford myself, and yes, I actually know where Brownstown is. icon_cool.gif
post #10 of 14
Welcome to SMF. Red Wings "Stanley Cup Champs 2009-2010 Season"

Im am very hopeful.
post #11 of 14
Big welcome to SMF.Glad you joined in...
post #12 of 14
First off welcome Detroiter to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #13 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone! I've been a smoking fool for the past few weekends. I picked up some salmon from People's Fish Market up in Pontiac, MI. Im going to give it try in the smoker either tonight or tomorrow.

Thanks again for the warm welcome!

PS - Hello Waterford!
post #14 of 14
Welcome aboard. My parents live in Trenton and I live in Fenton.. Glad to see you are going to have some fun this winter. I also love to be outside, in fact for the last week I have cracked the walkout door in our bedroom and put a fan against is blowing in from outside. Temps last night down to 17 degrees. Four blankets and never woke up until 7:00 am this morning. My wife thinks I have brain damage, probably won't get to do that too many more times, she gets cranky!!!
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