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Hello from California.  I stumbled across SMF a couple of week ago when I started researching smokers and smoking meats.  I have always been a fan of smoked meats and have always wanted to do it myself.  So i bought a Brinkmann vertical charcoal smoker this weekend.  I bought some Royal Oak lump charcoal, hickory, and some ribs on Sunday.  For my first smoke, I think they came out pretty good.  I may post the pics in the Pork section.  I'm so glad I found this site, very informative and friendly place to be. And of course I made the usual mod to the vertical smoker by changing the charcoal pan.  Got the BBQ wok from lowes.

post #2 of 12

Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Congrats on the new smoker. Have fun and happy smoking

post #3 of 12

Welcome to SMF from Fallbrook _ where are you from ? 

Looking forward to your posts

post #4 of 12

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

post #5 of 12

Welcome... I think we have the same smoker no? Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.


Wait... I just re-read your post. Did you say you may post pictures? If you didn't think to take any... we could give you a pass. But now that we know you have q-view. You better get that posted my friend. We got a saying around here.... "If there ain't no pics... then it never even happened"

post #6 of 12

Welcome to the SMF from another SoCal member. This is good weather for smoking, so enjoy it. It's all good my friend.

post #7 of 12

Welcome to SMF from NorCal

post #8 of 12
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Ya, I did take pictures. I will post them tomorrow night. Shall I post them here in this forum or should I post them in the pork forum?
So the smoker I got is the one from home depot. The one thing that concerns me is I think I may have gotten an older model or something. I picked up an assembled smoker from home depot. Last one they had. The model number was 810-5502-W. The strange thing is, I thought the W specified the wal-mart model. But all of the labels and everything showed that it was a 810-5503-S. After I got it home, I noticed it. The serial number tag shows it's the W model. But from what I can see, they are essentially the same. I even got the one with the new handles and not the magnet version. Oh well, it works and I am happy with it.
BTW, I am from the Riverside area.
post #9 of 12

Welcome and you will find alot of knowledgeable people on here great place.

post #10 of 12

First off Welcome Tri1 to SMF.  You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.


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 eCourseE

post #12 of 12

Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here...

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