newbie from tennessee

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Original poster
Jan 25, 2011
hello all.  i am a chemist from tennessee...been smoking food for about 10 years.  it started out as something to do while watching sports and drinking beer, but now that i have married and had a kid it is really a weekend passion.  some folks run (even when nobody is chasing them), some go hunting, i smoke food.  i refer to it as chemistry i can eat (the first rule in a lab is "don't lick the spoon").  i started taking Jeff's newsletter a few months ago and replicated his procedures as well as branching out on my own and winging it from time to time.  my current gear is a brinkmann gormet vertical smoker (the green one with the body that lifts off the charcoal pan) but i hope to upgrade soon.  i have come to truly enjoy the 3-2-1 method for ribs (st. louis cut spares), and my current tweaking project is salmon.  i look forward to profitable interactions with everyone on these forums.  Cheers!


Smoke Blower
Jan 17, 2011
Largo, FL and Dunlap, TN
Welcome!  You're going to find some great people here, as well as some great recipes and ideas.

We've got an abundance wonderful hardwoods in Tennessee, and finding good smoking wood is sometimes as easy as taking a little walk.  Although I reside in Florida, I've got a piece of property in TN, just north of Chattanooga.  Lots of hickory, oak, and maple just waiting to be put to good use.

Keep us apprised of your experiments with salmon.  Always looking to try what others have found successful.



Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
May 1, 2007

Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

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Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Feb 3, 2009
Welcome to SMF!!!

 Here you want to lick the spoon and the plate.

Got kin folk around trenton and dyersburg,Tn. 


Master of the Pit
Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to smf its great to have ya...your smoker is what we around here call a ecb...I got one too,that i use all the time.This is the place to be,theres lots of great info and awesome members!!


Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Oct 17, 2009
Hendertucky, Nv.
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.