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matt l

Original poster
Feb 25, 2006
Camp Lejeune, North Carolina
Hello fellow BBQers,

I have been smoking meat semi-seriously for about 3 years now. Broke down and bought a Brinkman Smokin-pro with the offset firebox. Love it, now want something bigger. Still trying to perfect a beef brisket. Recently cooked my first whole pig for a birthday party. Rented the charcoal pig cooker from the Marine Corps base for $15 for the weekend. Now thinking about entering a competition. Have aspirations of opening a BBQ restaurant after retiring from the Marine Corps in 6 years. Until then, I'll just keep having fun smoking meat for the neighborhood.

Glad to be here.
Matt L


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Jul 7, 2005
Midvale, UT
Simper Fi, Matt! Glad you found us!! Check out our Beef Thread for tips on brisket smoking. Hope you enjoy our little piece of 'Que Heaven.


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Aug 5, 2005
Howdy Matt. Sounds like you're about ready to move up to a mobile rig. I'll be picking one up in a couple weeks. 8) If you have any questions after reading up we'll be more that happy to help.


Meat Mopper
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Feb 13, 2006
Chillicothe MO
Welcome to the site Matt. You'll find lots of great information here and the folks won't steer ya wrong. I've been coming to this site for only a couple weeks and I've never been disapointed with the advice I've been given. Hope to see more of you in the other forums.

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