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New guy from central IL checking in

post #1 of 16
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Stopping in to introduce myself and compliment all on a great resource. I'm Aaron, 33 years old and I have a lot to learn about smoking. I had a brinkman vertical electric for a few years and never was impressed. My wife got me a Brinkman vertical gasser for christmas last year. I understand its not the cadillac of smokers but its what I've got (for now). Last weekend I had my first wife-approved smoke on the new smoker thanks to this site. I did a rack of spare ribs that turned out great. She likes them falling off the bone so I used the 3-3 method.

A little about me. I spend a lot of time outdoors, fishing is my real preference. I also heat my home with wood therefore have a variety of smoking fuel to choose from at any given time. I have CAD (chainsaw acquisition disorder) so if you've got a saw sitting around thinking about selling you may have just found your buyer. Anyway, thanks in advance for your advise, this site has been a great help already.
post #2 of 16
Hey there Aaron welcome to the SMF. Your wife will be begging you to smoke for supper in no time if you do a little reading around here.
post #3 of 16
hello Aaron and welcome to the SMF. Happy to know your wife likes your Q. It's all good my friend.
post #4 of 16
Glad to have ya with us at SMF, Aaron. I started smoking with the charcoal version of your smoker (commonly referred to as an ecb) and loved it. Looking forward to your future posts/qvue!
post #5 of 16
First off welcome Aaron 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 #6 of 16
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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I See You Like To Fish , Just A Hint Smoked Fish Is Out Of This World Brother !!!!!!
post #8 of 16
welcome, what parts of Central Il you from?
post #9 of 16
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Matt, I live in Washington and work in Morton. How about you?
post #10 of 16
Welcom to SMF, soon your wife will be bringing home meats for you to smoke
post #11 of 16
Welcome to SMF Aaron. The party has just begun. Enjoy your stay.
post #12 of 16
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #13 of 16
welcome to SMF aaron.

from another Illinoisan
post #14 of 16
We are real close. I work in Peoria, live in the big city of Kickapoo.
post #15 of 16
Welcome from a south central Illinoisan. Glad to have you aboard, I have a couple friends currently living in Morton, but don't make it up that way very often.
post #16 of 16
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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