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Brand new from IL

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Brand new to smoking. Just got a Brinkmann Smoke N Pit Charcoal/grill smoker.
I am a fulltime FF and a part time arborist. I get plenty of good wood and figured it was time to put it to good use.
I am looking forward to the learning journey!

post #2 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
post #3 of 14

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

post #4 of 14
Welcome from another Illinoisan, where about in IL. are you from?
post #5 of 14
Howdy from Fort Worth, TX! My wife grew up in Columbia, IL, across the river from St. Louis.
post #6 of 14
Hey there from Rockford, IL
post #7 of 14
Thread Starter 
I live about 30 miles south of Chicago in Homewood.

On another note, I will be cutting down a choke cherry this week if anyone is interested in wood.

post #8 of 14
I'm familiar with Homewood, we work there on occasion. I'm a bit more south in Wilmington.
post #9 of 14
welcome to SMF, you will find good info and great people here
post #10 of 14
Welcome to the SMF Chris, We are glad to have you onboard
post #11 of 14
welcome from another Illinois FF from Hennepin, IL
there are quite a few of us in north central Illinois
welcome to the sight, you will be glad you came
post #12 of 14
First off welcome Chris 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 #13 of 14
Greetings from South Central Illinois, Macoupin County to be exact. Welcome Aboard!
post #14 of 14
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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