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Finally joining!

patrick b

Joined Nov 20, 2013
My name is Patrick and we've just finished filling the freezer with smoked brisket, pork butt, salmon, and more.  There's nothing better in the dark days of winter here in Minnesota than pulling a little bit of summer out of the freezer.  I have a beat up old Bradley that has been a true work horse for years.  I am researching new smokers and, the choices have grown tremendously since the last time I shopped.  This site is amazing and helping me narrow down my choices. If you have a great recommendation, let me know!  Happy to be here :) 


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the group Patrick!  You'll find that this is a great place to share ideas on smoking, grilling, etc.  There are plenty of folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


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  ........
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined May 30, 2007
Glad you joined us Patrick, :welcome1: from North Dakota!
So many good choices out there... which direction are you leaning towards... electric, propane, charcoal, pellet, wood?


Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


patrick b

Thread starter
Joined Nov 20, 2013
Thanks for the great info. I'm up to my eyeballs in info and that's a good thing :)


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Apr 12, 2013
Welcome to the group. We live in Maryland, but my wife is from Pine City Minnesota. The info on this page is great, but can be overwhelming. Do it like I so with A.A. "take what you need and leave the rest. "

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