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Everyone has to start somewhere

Joined Nov 1, 2013
Hey everyone,I'm Dan new to smoking I have a brinkmann gourmet electric smoker I figure for less then 100 bucks try my hand at it love smoked food figure why pay someone else to do what I hopefully can do myself


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Dan and welcome to the fun.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ......... 
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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome aboard Dan!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



Joined Aug 25, 2013
Welcome to the forum. Im very new here and have found a lot of great hints and tips to get me started. Some great recipes and advice as well.


Master of the Pit
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 25, 2010
Welcome to the forum. You'll be smokin' like a pro in no time.


Joined Nov 2, 2013
It's fun.  I like a beer and a book, sitting beside the smoker all day.


Gone but never forgotten.
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jul 23, 2008
Yes; if you click on Forum on the main bar at the top, it will bring up a listing of all the different areas of the forum; you can access them by clicking on them.  It is very easy to get caught up reading all the threads; if you could just take a minute and make sure you are on the right section and thread you are commenting on it would help a lot.  For example, don't put a post in the Beef thread about smoking a pork roast; switch to the Pork forum and post it there.

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