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New member in North Texas


Joined Nov 2, 2013
Hey! I'm (ro13bit) Brian and I am a new member. I recently received a Brinkman gas grill - charcoal grill/smoker combination for my anniversary. I am VERY confident with the gas grill - even my new one (although I am still learning it's hot spots and tendencies) I did OK with my first couple of charcoal attempts. So, smoking is what I really want to get into. I am starting today with a small pork loin roast. My greatest worry is temperature control. I also have concerns about wet smoke vs. dry smoke. So, I look forward to seeing the different techniques and getting input on how to improve. Some recipes and rubs would be great too! 

My favorite BBQ place in FW is Coopers but my favorite overall is the Germantown Commissary in Memphis, TN. 


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Hello Brian...Welcome to the forums!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, 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]


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 31, 2012
Welcome from Canada, Brian.

I only started smoking last year and this forum has helped so much with great information, kind members and great advice. I think you are going to like it here!



Joined Aug 25, 2013
Howdy Brian. Welcome to the forum. Im very new here and have found a lot of great hints and tips to get me started. Some great recipes and advice as well.


Meat Mopper
Joined Jul 4, 2013
Brian-- I love Ft. Worth & greatly prefer it to Dallas (I live in Frisco), but if you want to find some great bbq in the metroplex, you have got to check out Pecan Lodge in the Dallas Farmers Market, Mike Anderson's over near UT Southwestern Medical Center, Off the Bone right down the street from Gilley's & Hard 8 in Coppell. I've never been to Cooper's in FW but was disappointed by their New Braunfels location. I hear Lockhart's in Oak Cliff is pretty amazing.


Master of the Pit
Joined Dec 25, 2010
howdy and welcome neighbor to SMF.... glad ya found us.. ! i live in Arlington.. I glad to see more DFW peeps joining lately!!! If you need any help around the site or in general just ask away or give me a shout via private message... we will get all your questions answered as best as possible!!! 


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