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VERY new member here. I haven't grilled, let alone 'smoke anything before. I just turned 23 years old a few days ago. I was training to be a fire fighter/emt (OCFD) and was severely injured during training; and I'm currently on disability. I live at home now, because I can't work and make enough money to live on my own. Ironically, about the same time I was injured, my father had to retire 4 years early from his 30-year retirement. So I have been helping him out around the house since his mobility is severely limited.

He had been into cooking/grilling/smoking for a long time, but was never really good at it - likely because he just wasn't as interested as I am. He wasn't too eager to help me out, so I have been learning on my own, despite our differences.

Anyways, I have a Chargriller 2121, and will be picking up the SFB and a smaller (~300sqin) Charbroil mini-grill/smoker (the one with a SFB) (~$90 @ Walmart) for hot dogs, hamburgers, etc. since the 2121 has a very large cooking surface, and isn't very efficient for quicker items like those I listed.

First time using it, I did some boneless baby back (my Mom picked these up) and used a receipe from another website, and they were EXTREMELY good - cooked with care and passion, and you could tell it. biggrin.gif I have since done a few experiments, but haven't gotten my hands really dirty with the bigger cuts of meat (sorry, I am slowly familiarizing myself with cuts of meat), and why I've come looking for help. smile.gif

This is the Japenese smoker my father has, but hasn't used it for years. Some pieces are rusty and need to be replaced, but I haven't a clue as to where to get parts - furthermore I don't know who makes it either.

Any ideas?

My drink of choice while enjoying myself outdoors:

Lastly, my buddy - keeps me company while maintaining the grill.

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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome aboard, you'll enjoy SMF. Lots of good information and tons of great people.
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Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. It won't be long and you'll be turning out lots of great Q. Have fun and happy smoking
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Welcome aboard!!!!
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Welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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FLbobecu-welcome to the SMF family. That red smoker that belongs to your father looks kind of like a Kamado Joe. Check out this link and see if any of the features match up. You may want to check out the Big Green Egg folks as they are a similar smoker and parts might be interchangeable.
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First off welcome Bob 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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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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