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Hello everyone. My wife got me a smoker for christmas. A brinkman vertical. I was able to get it a week early to allow me to season it so i could do my first real cook on it. So today, christmas day, I woke up early and fired it up and proceeded to smoke two small pork shoulders. They hit 200 in about five and a half hours and they are currently wrapped and resting in the cooler. I did sneak a little taste and i must say it was fantastic. I have you guys to thank for making my very first cook turn out so well. I figured it was time to come out of lurker status and say hello.

So, Hello all.

post #2 of 19
Welcome to the SMF.
post #3 of 19
Welcome chris....Glad you have some good eats today!!!
post #4 of 19
Good to have you along. Just the start of lots of great eaten you got going there!
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Hi Chris, congrats on the new smoker. Looks like you're off to a great start. joining the SMF was the right thing to do. It's all good my friend.
post #6 of 19
First off welcome Chris 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
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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.

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.

How to post Qview to Forum:

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

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

post #8 of 19
Welcome from Iowa! Great guys here!!!
post #9 of 19
Welcome and glad to hear you got some good eats for Christmas. Any Q-view?
post #10 of 19
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the warm welcome all.

Im sure i will be spending plenty of time here.

As far as pics, unfortunately I don't have any. The camera is gone with the wife.

I did get around to pulling everything and it was a big hit with the family.

post #11 of 19
Welcome aboard Chris-glad to have you with SMF.
post #12 of 19
Welcome aboard and Merry Christmas.
post #13 of 19
Welcome to the forum and Merry Christmas. This is a great place with a lot of nice folks to chat with and learn from. Enjoy the new smoker!
post #14 of 19
Thread Starter 
I finally have access to the camera so i thought i would post a pic.

Unfortunately, I don't have any pics of the process. Just the end result.


post #15 of 19
Welcome to the SMF Chris,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to SMF Chris. Looks like a great sammie there. Enjoy the forum, your head will be spinning from all of the things that the Qview and other poster's post. So little time and so many ideals. We love Qview.

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Merry Christmas and welcome to the SMF Chris.
post #18 of 19
Welcome to SMF, Chris. Glad you joined us.
post #19 of 19
Greetings and Welcome to the 'community'.

Enjoy your stay at
Settle in and have fun.
Any questions, plenty of experts... and make yourself at home.
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