Newbie from Syracuse

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m. stupid

Original poster
Mar 26, 2007
Syracuse, New York State
Well... I'm not quite sure what to post.. so here goes nothing...

I've been grilling since a teenager and barbequing the last 8 years or so using a weber (I guess that means that I finally figured out the difference between grilling and Q.. so its been about 8 years of experimenting with real Q). I received an upright propane smoker for Christmas (I think its called "smokey mountain" but its not a weber). It looks like a typical chinese restaurant style smoker used for duck. I can't believe how much easier it is to do then the weber! I also like to deep fry a turkey once in a while. I usually make my own rubs and marinades but tend to use store bought sauces (dinosaur's my favorite). I don't think I've quite yet mastered ribs and brisket to my satisfaction. I like gadgets and use a couple of different digital thermometers. I've been slowly accumulating decent knives (henkles and lately a really nice calphalon) and am pretty picky about keeping them sharp. there's nothing more depressing in the kitchen then a dull knife (well, maybe the last glass of wine is close).

Although my grateful wife and family think I cook well, I figured I could learn a great deal from this site.
Welcome to SMF M.S. Glad you're here. Keep working on those ribs and brisket. Share some pics and enjoy the company. Lots of great info on those two subjects.. read up and smoke em if you got em.

Keep Smokin
Welcome to the SMF M. Stupid (that's pretty funny) sounds like you were lucky enough to recieve a GOSM (great outdoors smokey mountain) smoker for Christmas.

Like Pigcicles said do some reading to find out all about your smoker and more. There are a lot of GOSM owners here, so jump right in with any questions or comments.

Glad you found us.
Welcom aboard...last glass of wine would be my pick for frustration, I can always sharpen a knife, I can't always produce a bottle of wine!
No you are not, "M. Stupid", but you are very welcome here.

You have the basics down so the great guys and gals here will have you up to speed on ribs and brisket in no time at all.

Join in the camaraderie and enjoy your visits here!
Welcome, you are gonna LIKE it here. I have to say the last glass of wine is it. I hate that! Kinda got to watch wine and sharp things together.
Don't be afraid to ask if you need to know something, the answer is here, and more. And don't be afraid to share your knowledge. Everyone learns something time to time, oldest to youngest.
Oh yeah, take and post pictures of your escapades. We LIKE pictures!
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