The wedding gift

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Original poster
Aug 29, 2006
Manhattan Beach, CA
I just got married on Aug. 5th and as a wedding gift, my bride got me a Bar-B-Chef offset horizontal smoker - my first. (If you ask me, its a fair trade for the diamond mine on her left hand) After getting back from the honeymoon, I seasoned it up and for my first session (the grill, not her hand) and smoked 12# turkey to near perfection while marinating my own liver with a few beers and keeping the guitar blues flowing all day. And so the addiction begins...
Labor day weekend will be my first all night brisket and I hope to be able to share the progress and get some feedback on my rookie efforts!
Marinating your own liver. Now that's funny. :lol: Welcome to SMF. It's a great place to hang out and learn and it sounds like your well on your way.

We love pics. If you can post some from your labor day liver pickling, they would be appreciated. Don't forget to check out Jeff's 5-Day E-course on the basics of smoking. Check out all the forums and don't be afraid to ask questions. These folks know smoke.


Hmm No idea if that's best way to get a smoker <getting married> But hey, you got one just the same. Welcome to SMF hope you enjoy your stay. Would you have to get married again to get a good digital camera or do you have one of those already? <kidding> We do like pics ..

Congrats, on both the wedding and getting you smoker...

Grab a cold one, and jump right into the mix here. Looking forward to hearing the adventures of you, your wife and the smoker adjusting to eachother.
Welcome, welcome! Glad you found us! This is the place to share the joy of your new addiction with a great bunch of people. Glad to hear the first smoke went so well. I kinda refer to the brisket as "the crown jewel", so do some home work on the technique. If you nail it, there's nothin' better!
BBQblues, My Congrats as well on the Neputials and the smoker. There is a lot of Great folks here that are willing to mentor you and share what they know. Also, check out tulsajeff's 5-day eCourse-good info there as well. Most folks start out with something simple-getting use the the smoker and learning to control the temps. etc. But to each there own and I salute you on your first brisket attempt. Keep us posted on you adventures-! is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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