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Hello everyone, My name is Brian, Im 31 and live in the Bay Area....I recently inherited a " Gourmet Brinkman Smoker " from a neighbor who was moving away. I guess he bought it and never used it. Cant beat FREE points.gif

Last week I finally got around to modding it. Put a New therm on top and added a rack in the charcoal tray. Seasoned the inside as well. After that was all done, I brined a small whole chicken for 24 hours. Popped that thing on the rack and let it do its thing....I believe total cook time was about 2.5 hours between 250/275 degrees. Used applewood chips and charcoal. WOW, by far the moistest chicken ive ever had in my life. Was a hit with the family too.......

I found this site via google when I was trying to get some instructions, WOW what a wealth of knowledge. Thanks......
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Welcome to SMF Brian. I am in norcal myself about 4 hours from the bay area in the sierra's.
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Welcome to SMF, Brian. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the forum & have fun. A wealth of info & knowledge floating around in here.
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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
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Welcome to the SMF Brian, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to SMF, 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

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

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

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Hello Brian, and welcome aboard! Glad you're here.
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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First off welcome Brian to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. 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.
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