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Right outside of Charlotte, got a el cheapo brinkman a few years ago, and I got so frustrated with it that I gave up, now I just got a Cabelas 7 in 1 (made by masterbuilt) I just seasoned it this morning and wow what a difference stayed at 215 the whole time with no fuss. Now I am ready to take on some smoking! Love this forum wish I had discovered it a few years ago it would have saved alot of cussin! I am married no kids, just dogs(4 to be exact). I am a carpenter/cabinet maker, I do animal rescue and love to cook! One quick questions I often have scraps of cherry, maple, oak and hickory left over from building cabinets, it is unfinished but I did,nt know if it was treated with some sort of insetcide or something when it is milled? Thanks for your advice this seems like a great place full of knowledgeable people.
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Welcome to the SMF.
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Welcome to SMF as for the wood I would save it for the fireplace and use only wood I knew was insetcide free.
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Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. I'd agree about the wood if your not sure nothing has ever been sprayed on it no way I'd use it
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I'm in Salisbury.. Welcome.. Hemi..PDT_Armataz_01_01.gif

I wouldn't worry too much about the wood as long as there is no glue joints in it. be careful of laminations.. I am into Rottie rescue and have three now.. and again, WELCOME..
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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.

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post #7 of 11
First off welcome Sababill 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
post #8 of 11
Welcome to SMF, SabaBill. It is too bad that you tossed the Brinkman, even though you did not actually type that but we are glad you are here now. Have fun & enjoy your stay.
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #11 of 11
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Thanks all!

Thanks all, I did some country style ribs yeaterday and they came out very good, I did get a pic will try to post it this week. Thanks for all the links I did do the 5 day course and I am going to get Jeff's recipies for rub and sauce.Our local grocery store has Boston Butts on sale for .99 a pound,hmmm think I know whats next lol!
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