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Just getting started

Joined Jan 19, 2014
Well as we speak i am in the back yard working on my first smoker....... have always loved the art and craft of grilling , smoking and processing meats. I am looking forward to learning more and attempting to perfect my art....I am 35 and leave about an hour outside Dallas , Texas .Father of four kiddo's and happly married for almost 12 years now. My smoker..... well its still a work in process , hopefully we will have the fire box built and welded in today. Well im burning day light ... talk at yall later....

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
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  A word of warning: There is no 12 step program for this one!  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
Check out  "Double plating top of firebox in Reverse Flow   I am doing brisket and Ribs today posting pictures and Temps of my FB, CC and stack with an I R thermometer  Pictured is my RF smoker.



Meat Mopper
Joined Jun 4, 2011
Welcome from Pa. I have a reverse flow ordered from Shirley Fabrication. I am smoking 8 individual fatties right now. An experiment for a fair.


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Feb 3, 2013
Welcome to the forums! We are happy that you joined the group. You'll find plenty of information here with over 1 million posts! Make the search bar at the top of the page your new friend. Or, simply post your question in the area that applies. You'll get plenty of helpful advice. Also consider enrolling in Jeff's 5 day E course. It gives you lots of great information to start you off on the right foot! Best of all is that it's free! Again, WELCOME Brian

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