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New to smoking, bought a Brinkmann Smoke 'N Pit. So far, it's nice - but takes a long time to smoke things. I was wondering during the smoking process is the initial 8lbs of charcoal suppose to last 6 hours or should you add more during that time? Anyway, the Brinkmann does a good job on grilling in the meantime.
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Welcome to SMF. Smoking is an art of time. You don't want to rush this process. I particularly don't know how long a basket of coals should last. Some people here use wireless thermo's, other themo's on the grill. Smoking should be done by temp not time. I know I have personally gone through a bag of charcoal & lump on a smoke once but the rewards were well worth it. I hope you too can benefit from the slow art of smoking. Enjoy your stay.
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Welcome to the SMF from MO!
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Hello and welcome to SMF. I'm sure you will learn to embrace the slowness of the process once you start enjoying the results.
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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First off welcome Novice 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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Glad to have you with us at SMF!
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Welcome aboard the smf, glad your here, you will learn a lot here, and once you start cooking some of the ideas you get here, you might start to gain a lot also.
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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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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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