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kansas city boy

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May 5, 2007
Lee's Summit, MO
Hey all -
My name is Matt and I'm from Lee's Summit (just south-east of Kansas City), Missouri. I have sworn my entire life (short as it has been) by the Weber Kettle, until I started working 25 miles from home. Then I made the switch to gas, but I was never quite satisfied. I recently purchased a Traeger Lil' Tex 070 and, wow, am I a fan. I haven't had a bad piece of meat off of it.

I've always done burgers and chicken breasts and some steaks, but have recently gotten more serious about smoking. I ventured out and did beer can chickens (turned out OK), a brisket (turned out tough, but not dry) and a pork loin (turned out awesome). My next venture is going to be ribs, so advice is openly welcome.

I have two kids, one 2 and 1/2 and one only 7 weeks, so while I don't have a lot of time on my hands, I have a lot of time at home- which means Saturdays for smoking.

I look forward to chatting with ya'll.

Welcome Matt.
You're brisket might have been tough because you didn't leave it on long enough.Internal temp has got be about 190 or higher.
Keep tryin'
Hi Matt, Nice to see you on the forum. PLease feel free to share your smoking adventures, tips and recipes. Also, feel free to use the wealth of information provided by the friendly folks on this forum.

Welcome Matt -

Nice little family you got there! Does sound like the brisket want done yet...

You can go here for a time and temperture chart to guide you through your smoking adventures.

You'll also find a step by step procedure for rib, briskets and a whole lot more.

Have yo signed up yet for Jeff's Free 5 day smoking eCourse? It a great place to start!
welcome to smf. glad you found us. ask any questions you have, and you are sure to get an answer. btw, we love brisket at my house; that is my specialty.
Welcome aboard, Matt!

You're gonna love it here! We pride ourselves on being the friendliest most helpful little family oriented corner of the 'net!

Welcome Matt. Always glad to have more MO folks come aboard (MO FO's as some may say). Another Traeger user.. we won't hold that against you. That's actually a dig at BigAl... he uses the Treager and swears by it.

Looking forward to seeing your posts. If you are interested we are having a gathering at Clinton Mo the weekend of June 15th. You and your family are more than welcome to attend. Let us know and we'll get you some information.

Keep Smokin
glad to have you on board...........
Welcome to SMF ,Matt....great place here ,and the peeps are awesome,you will like it here...nice cooker by the way
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