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New to SMF and East Texas


Joined Jun 3, 2007
Hey everybody. My name is Dan and I've been smoking with a Brinkman Smoke n' Grill for about 4 years. I recently moved from the Southeast (where PIG is king) to East Texas, where it's all about the Brisket.

I usually smoke Boston Butt with a homemade spice rub. Being from South Carolina, I serve it with a vinegar, red pepper and mustard based sauce with cole slaw on white bread.

I usually smoked with Hickory or Oak, but have been experimenting with Pecan since it's readily available here in East Texas. I've tried mesquite twice, and my family just flat out doesn't like it. I probably used too much as it is a very strong smoke. I have tried those smoking pellets the last few times and really like a blend of Apple and Hickory. Seems to work well.

The reason I joined SMF was because I was researching how to smoke brisket and stumbled across the website. I found the "porn" pics awesome, and couldn't believe how interested I was in other peoples techniques, set ups, etc. I can't remember who (Lisa maybe?), but someone was smoking a Butt yesterday, and I found myself checking the website all day looking for updates. When the finished pics finally hit the website, it was awesome. I felt like I was a part of that Butt smokin. So I figured since I've got to learn how to smoke Texas style, I'll be able to get some great advice, and can post pics and give someone else the opportunity to be a part of my progress.

I found a thread last night regarding brisket techniques and started a couple of 4lb'ers this morning. Three hours later a severe Texas storm rolled through spawning tornados. I grabbed the briskets and moved them inside to the oven. I've taken some pics and will upload them later. Oh, no tornados came, but plenty of rain.

Well, thats my introduction. Looking forward to getting better!



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Joined Sep 17, 2006
Welcome aboard the SMF!! As you have discovered, this is a great place to hang out and learn smoking from all the great folks here. I look forward to your posts and pics.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Nov 25, 2006
Welcome to SMF danman80. Glad to have you with us. Looking forward to seeing those pics.

Keep Smokin

bbq bubba

Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 12, 2007
Welcome to the SMF Danman, glad to hear your gonna learn a new style of smokin
Maybe you can show some of those beef guys how to cook a proper butt! Good luck with the briskets and keep us updated.

t-bone tim

Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 24, 2007
Welcome aboard SMF, Danman80, and a big hello from Canada eh !


Master of the Pit
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Joined May 5, 2007
Welcome aboard danman! Lots of great folks and good info here... looking forward to your contributions!


Master of the Pit
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Joined Nov 21, 2006
welcome to SMF, from a fellow Texan (central tx here, waco). lots of good info and advice too.


Meat Mopper
Joined Apr 13, 2007
Hey danman....welcome from a fellow East Texan. We are in Longview, where are you ? There are all kinds of firewoods in this part of the country. Glad to have you on board.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Feb 7, 2007
Welcome Danman. Nice to have you on the forum. Please feel free to share adventures and to enjoy the friendship found here.


Master of the Pit
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Joined Nov 22, 2006
Welcome aboard DanMan what part of east tx are you located in.


Legendary Pitmaster
Joined Nov 18, 2006
Welcome DanMan -

You'' find everything you need here, good information, great people and more experiance than you could imagine!

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