Greetings from the DC Metro

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by va_connoisseur, Jan 7, 2008.

  1. Greetings Fellow Smokers.

    I am a novice smokers living in the DC metro area. I have been grilling for several years but just recently got into smoking. I started with a Brinkmann smoking "bullet" I believe it was called. It died a rusty death (left out in the elements without a cover [​IMG]). Got a vertical charcoal/wood smoker for a Christmas gift, Brinkmann also. I know I need to do some mods to it but for now I figure I will learn the ropes on it before stepping up to a better rig.

    Any comments, questions, suggestions (aside from throw out the Brinkmann[​IMG]) would be appreciated. Thanks.

    VA_Connoisseur
    www.bbqconnoisseur.com (coming soon)
     
  2. smokeys my pet

    smokeys my pet Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome Va to smf. Be sure to check out the 5-day ecourse its very helpful. As for the mods do a search and you will find plenty. Best of luck with all your smokin adventures!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  3. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum VA![​IMG]
     
  4. Welcome VA to SMF. You will enjoy this site as well as find alot of good info from alot of friendly people with the same sickness, SMOKEITIS or is it BLUE SMOKE SYNDROME, however it is people here know there stuff.
     
  5. blackhawk19

    blackhawk19 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF
     
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF, a fine place for friendly folks. Read around and you'll find plenty of great advise, you can always ask about something you can't find. The members are always willing to share.
     
  7. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome!
    Do they allow fire and smoke in DC? [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. If not, I hope y'all will put together some bail money for me...LOL. I'm in the Virginia suburbs trying to hold on to my southern roots.

    Mike, the smoker in the middle of your signature is the one I have. I have tried lump charcoal and that seems to be the best to keep the temps stable and high. Have you tried any modifications to your fire pan? I installed a small grate on the bottom so there is about a 1 inch space to allow air to circulate under the coals (I'll include a pic later)
     
  9. bigal

    bigal Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF!
     
  10. meowey

    meowey Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF! Glad you found us!

    Take care, have fun, and do good!

    Regards,

    Meowey
     
  11. cman95

    cman95 Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF. This is THE place to be.
     
  12. ds7662

    ds7662 Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the Site VA. Tons of info here and lots of great people. The ones from VA are really great[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG] .
     
  13. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome neighbor to the south! This place is great- full of friendly folks!!
     
  14. funnyguy911

    funnyguy911 Newbie

    I am from fairfax and have joined not too long ago, where in virginia are you? I have a brinkmann stick burner and one rival electric smoker. I just can't seem to stop smoking foods....
     
  15. gramason

    gramason Smoking Fanatic OTBS Member

    Welcome to the SMF.
     
  16. peculiarmike

    peculiarmike Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    No, I have not modified it any way. It does fine as is. But the air space under the charcoal sounds reasonable. Lump is all I use. My only issue with this smoker is the water pan, it is too small. Same issue with the GOSM gasser.
    These are pretty much just square ECB's. [​IMG]
     
  17. gooose53

    gooose53 Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum!
     
  18. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard.

    Kookie
     
  19. I'm right down the road in Dumfries/Quantico area...[​IMG]
     

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