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Greetings from Indiana

Corey John

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Hello fellow BBQ enthusiasts!

My name is Corey and I am an emerging outdoor cooker and fascinated by the diverse world of BBQ. I have fairly decent grilling and direct heat skills. I grew up in Central California and was raised on Santa Maria style BBQ, so direct/indirect was all I knew. My Grandpa and I even did several large Santa Maria Style cookouts, cooking Tri-Tip and chicken for over 100 people at a time.
When I moved to the Midwest, I fell in love with low and slow. I am just now learning the art. I love making rubs and sauces and I am honing my smoking skills before I invest too much on equipment. (It is coming though!) I currently have several grills and an old school Brinkmann Electric that I am hoping to convert to charcoal soon. (I will probably post another thread for help on this).
I am excited to learn anything I can about this art and I would love to hear about any influential books, sites, or pitmasters that have been influential to anybody's growth as a BBQ cook.

Cheers,
Corey
 

bluewhisper

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Welcome to the board! We will be glad to help you with any advice. I'm next door in Ohio but I have a few Indiana connections.
 

dcecil

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welcome from your old state, look at Jeffs website. Tons of info on there and he has written a book as well. I enjoy watching the Aaron Franklin videos. Hope this helped a little.
 

oldsmokerdude

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Welcome from another Hoosier. I've just joined myself but was wondering what part of the great state of Indiana you call home? I'm in northwest area myself.

Frank
 

Rings Я Us

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Welcome, welcome!
If you convert to charcoal with the electric, you can check out some of the ECB mod threads from over the years.

Have fun!
ECB= El Cheapo Brinkman
 

gmc2003

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Welcome to the site. Glad you joined us

Chris
 

SmokinAl

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Welcome to SMF, Corey!
Happy to have you join the group!
Al
 

Corey John

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Welcome, welcome!
If you convert to charcoal with the electric, you can check out some of the ECB mod threads from over the years.

Have fun!
ECB= El Cheapo Brinkman
Rings R Us- Thanks for the advice! I am having trouble finding a specific thread on modifying my Electric Brinky to Charcoal. Maybe I am not looking right.. Anyway I am going to post to a new thread and see if anyone has done this! Thanks
 

browneyesvictim

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Welcome Corey!

Looking forward to seeing your cooks- particularly your tri-tip rub recipes and method.
Oh... and you might check out your local Craigslist or the like for a used smoker. They pop up there all the time for super cheap and might save you the trouble of converting your ECB. I just missed out on an a barely used WSM 22 that went for $50.
 

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