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New guy from PA

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Just signed up and looking forward to learning a lot from everyone.  I own a El Cheapo Brinkmann that I bought for $10 at a yard sale a few years ago.  So far, I have only used it to do beef and turkey jerky, but have had some amazing results.  I modified the ECB almost immediately to raise the lower rack so I could hang jerky from both racks using bamboo skewers.  I very much enjoy the creativity in making the marinades because the sky is the limit regarding styles and taste. 


My favorite part is the 8 hours tending to the smoker....yes, essential equipment include a comfy lawn chair, cooler full of favorite beer, radio, a good book, and the tailgate of my truck as a work station.  Can't wait to try some serious cuts of meat with the knowledge I'm gaining from the website and forum.  Glad to be part of it all!

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Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you with us. I agree the long smokes are great to do. If you haven't done so yet sign up for the free 5 day ecourse. Great information in it.

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First off Welcome to SMF. You'll like it here for there are a lot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are a lot 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  

post #4 of 14

Hey man wheres my jerky...just kiddin...WELCOME

post #5 of 14

Welcome, fellow smoker!  Lots of help with your addiction here! (I'm afraid we're just a bunch of enablers though (LOL)!  i did the same thing with my jerky and the skewers in the ECB until I acquired a larger upright with WAY more grates.  A great solution to having a small patch of grillestate.

With thinking like that, you'll be helping others pretty soon yourself! 

post #6 of 14

Welcome to the SMF. It looks like you've found your comfort zone. It's all good my friend.

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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

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Howdy Neighbor

post #9 of 14
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Thanks all for the warm smoky welcome.  I'm gonna test-run some ABTs (first timer here) this weekend in preparation for a big reunion of college pals on Nov. 6th.  I'll post some pics so I can get your critiques.  WooHoo!....this is like Toys 'R Us for smoke-heads!

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Welcome Fellow Pennsylvanian !


You came to the right place, and we're glad to have you!



post #11 of 14

Welcome to SMF, This a great site your going to love this place. Great people with great info. Don't forget the q-view. Enjoy and Happy Smokin' 

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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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welcome from the northeast part of PA, lots of great people here.........bob



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Originally Posted by bob1961 View Post

welcome from the northeast part of PA, lots of great people here.........bob



I just noticed:

We got guys on here from SE Pa, NE Pa, SW Pa, and Central Pa, but I can't remember any from NW Pa.

What do you think Bob---Snow get too deep up there near Erie for proper air flow around the smoker???



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