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Newbie from Kentucky

post #1 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thought I would drop in and say hi to all the folks here. I just got my first smoker, a Brinkman Gourmet charcoal, for Christmas and have absolutely no idea what to do with it. I was just cruising the web and stumbled on this forum. I havent spent much time looking around, but it seems to be full of great info. Looks like the first thing I need to do is make a couple simple mods to it.

A little about me, my name is Todd and I am from Bardstown, KY. I just recently became a new father, 6 month old little boy who is absolutely wonderful. I work at two different hospitals as an x-ray tech and in the Air National Guard, so that don't leave much time for anything else. But in my free time I do a little sandcarving/sandblasting on mirrors, glass and wine bottles. With a little luck I will pick up enough here to add smoking to the hobby list. well, time to hit the boards and start reading up.

post #2 of 25
Todd welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking
post #3 of 25
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 25
Welcome you have found the right place SMF . Home of the ECB , FATTY , Qview , 5 Day eCourse , MES and others . There is tons of info you will have access to .
post #5 of 25
welcome to smf!
post #6 of 25
Hello Todd, and nice to meet ya! Welcome to the SMF family. Congratulations of being a new father. Good luck with your new rig, but one warning: When you taste the food that thing turns out, you may lose interest in etching glass! icon_wink.gif
post #7 of 25
Welcome aboard the SMF! Sign up for the free course and do a little reading here and you be ready to go. Enjoy.

post #8 of 25
Welcome aboard, Todd!
post #9 of 25
First off welcome Todd to SMF. I also used to sandblast on glass years ago and it was really fun to. I really enjoyed the carving in glass and wood to but I haven't done that in years. But now I'm into smoking meat and it really fullfilling with the food and feeding people. But you will learn to like this place to because there are alot of good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. If you are really new you might want to get signed up for the E-course it's free and very informative too.
There's a link ot it so get it a go and soon you to will be producing some really good BBQ. So then after you smoke something you will need to post the pictures we call them Qview here and we like the Qview. So here's a link to thats too.
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...ad.php?t=82034 So go get something to smoke and if you have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer it for you. So go get something to smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
post #10 of 25

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

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...

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.

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

post #11 of 25
Thread Starter 
Thanks for all the welcomes. I already have the 5 day ecourse and looked over it, lots of great info in it. I am way too impatient to wait the full 5 days for it, so i just bought the download one. I went in search of some of the items to start mods, but couldnt find a grate for the coals. Lowes has chimneys on sale for 4 bucks so i picked up a couple of them. Now i just gotta read up a little more and figure out how to get started.

post #12 of 25
Hello Todd, and welcome to the SMF. Plenty of great reading here, many forums, more friendly folks. It's all good my friend.
post #13 of 25
Welcome to SMF from a fellow Kentuckian. I have a brinkman gourmet still in the box. Looking forward to seeing some Qview from yours.

Good luck and good smokes.

post #14 of 25
Welcome to the SMF Todd,We are glad to have you onboard
post #15 of 25
welcome... i live down in Madisonville, KY its about 2 hours away from u... I was just up at Bardstown this past sept. for the train ride dinner...
post #16 of 25
Welcome aboard, Todd.

Good to have an X-ray tech on board. Scarbelly may need one later icon_mrgreen.gif.

post #17 of 25
Welcome to the SMF. You will be amazed at the great foods you can prepare with your smoker. Don't forget to take pictures to post here.
post #18 of 25
Welcome Todd!

I'm right up the road in bullitt county. good luck with the ECB i have two(electric and charcoal)with the right mods they can be awesome.
post #19 of 25
Welcome to the SMF Todd. Good to have you here.
post #20 of 25
hey from down here in ga. aint this an awsome website ? i think you"ll enjoy it
and learn tons of info to boot. good smokin !
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