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Just a friendly hello and introduction.

My name's Mike and I'm a 30something merchant marine who works in the USA and lives in Thailand. About a year ago I got real interested in barbequing so I started my research online, just checking around.

I built a little 10 gallon homebuilt smoker but only used it twice, partly because it was too much work to make just one or two racks of ribs. I also burned myself a little as a result of poor design.

Now I have a muuuuch larger brick propane smoker. I'll put the details in the propane cooker thread later. Anyways I now have 6 cooks under my belt and it's getting a little better every time. Hopefully I'll get good enough to make smoked ale someday.icon_smile.gif
post #2 of 27
Welcome to the SMF Mike! Glad you got your smoker equipment squared away and are on your way to the addiction of smoking!
post #3 of 27
Thread Starter 
well on my way, Mr.Mac. Quite an addiction. MMMMmmmm fatties! I spend more money on thermometers... I'm sure you can relate.

Thanks for the welcome.icon_smile.gif
post #4 of 27
Thermometers, rib racks, turkey cannons, you name it! icon_wink.gif
post #5 of 27
Glad to see you've joined the SMF. the right place with the right stuff. It's all good my friend.
post #6 of 27
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you aboard.
post #7 of 27
Oh man, you found the right place. My bbq hgot 500% better since I found this place.welcome so much to read, do the 5 day free coarse.
post #8 of 27
Mikey, welcome to the forum.
post #9 of 27
Welcome from the Heart of Texas. You're going to love the information you get here, as well as the people you'll meet.

Sharing pics. is required.......well, at least it's expected. icon_wink.gif
post #10 of 27
Welcome to SMF! Great place to hang and learn.
post #11 of 27
Welcome and enjoy
post #12 of 27
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #13 of 27
Welcome to the SMF Mike, We are glad to have you onboard
post #14 of 27

Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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

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

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post #15 of 27
Welcome to the forum... can't wait to hear about some new ideas for rubs and what not utilizing Thai flavors..... (hint, hint!) biggrin.gif
post #16 of 27
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #17 of 27
Welcome aboard. Nice thing about the forum, you can join in from anywhere in the world. Have fun with your new toy. There is some seriously good smoke waiting to be made.icon_smile.gif
post #18 of 27
Welcome to the site man.
post #19 of 27
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 #20 of 27
Thread Starter 
Wow, I'm overwhelmed. This has to be the friendliest forum I've ever seen. Meateater, Big Ol Boy, Denver Dave, Etcher1, J-I Rodriguez, Beer B Que, Treegje, Chef Jeff Texas, Remarkosmoc, Smokeitifyagotit, Richoso1, Bassman, Labongio, Acemakr, Willianzangzinger, and Mr. Mac thanks for the welcome!

JiRodriguez, the Thais don't do much slow cooking, and their BBQ chicken is very tame, just a little fresh garlic stuffed inside( a little dry, too, don't think they brine much. The Thai style for most things is real low impact, easygoing. So you can imagine their reaction when I built a giant propane smoker!icon_wink.gif

Giving credit where credit is due, I believe central Thailand is where the chicken was originally domesticated.

I'll do a thread maybe tonight or in the next few days. I'm a real rookie when it comes to BBQ, but I've built a pretty interesting smoker.
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