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Hi all! I got a Brinkman Gourmet smoker from my kids for Christmas (I knew I raised them right! icon_smile.gif ). I have made a couple of the suggested mods already, will finish the rest this week. Can't wait to start experimenting!

Thanks in advance for the help I'll be getting,
Jim from Rochester
post #2 of 19
Welcome to the forum, and congratulations for raising such great kids! Can't wait to start seeing your qview!
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Welcome! There's nothing like a good smoke to make the winter a seem little shorter.
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Welcome to the forum Jim! Congratulations on the new toy too. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Naw, man. Livin' in Phoenix makes the winter seem shorter. 3 days when it's under 50, and in the 30s when I get up. That's all I can take, too! I've got tons of relatives in and around the TC, most of whom I haven't met. My sis went to Carleton, married a Bloomington boy, I was roomies with a guy from Princeton when I was in the AF decades ago, my cousin has land and a cottage on Blue lake there--Princeton or Zimmerman somewhere...on and on...And my 2nd fave author is John Sandford!
Welcome to the forum, Jim. All your answers are here. Just ask the right questions!! :o)
post #6 of 19
Good to have you along. Get that thing fired up and get some grub on the table.
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Jim, you've managed to get off on the right path with both feet firmly planted. Joining the SMF, and getting a new smoker. It's all good my friend.
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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 #9 of 19
Welcome to the SMF jim,We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 19
Hello Jim... from Monticello mn.I'm up this morning doing 2 butts for the bro-inlaw party tonight .It's 3 deg.right now and I have the UDS wide open and maintaining 240* -250* but I have a small wind break in front of it also.
There are a few Minnesotans on the site so pull up close to the screen .Welcome aboard.Bill icon_mrgreen.gif
post #11 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.
post #12 of 19
Welcome to the SMF Jim, nice to see a bunch of Minnesotans joining lately.
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Welcome to SMF, Jim. Glad you joined us.
post #14 of 19
Welcome to the forum and congrats on the new smoker.
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Welcome tho the SMF my fellow Minnesotan. You found a great place, thats for sure. I can't believe how many newbies we have lately from MN. I think we are going to need out our own sub forum here before too long LOL.
Great to have you with us, learn what you can and ask questions. Were all here to help you out.
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Welcome Jim! What part of the state are you in? You will find everyone here as helpfull as can be.

You are right Meat Hunter there is getting to be quite a contingent of us Minnesoootans here. I'm thinking we need to have a smoke gathering sometime this summer. We have a beautiful campground just south of me in Barnum. I happen to know the owner quite well. With a little notice I am sure he would be glad to set us all up in a group.
Something to think about...icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to SMF. It's a great place to be!
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Howdy & Welcome!!
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ditto!!! we must be catching up to the iowegians bout now!!!lol!!!
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