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Yellow brick road


Joined Apr 30, 2006
Hello all. I'm pretty much a newbie to smoking. Live in Lenexa KS which is a suburb of Kansas City. As many of you probably know, BBQ is a staple here in and around Kansas City. I've always grilled out in the summer on my weber grill, but just this past xmas my wife got me a brinkman charcoal smoker...so I've been trying it out a little.

So far I've tried smoking chicken (both the beer can recipe as well as plain) and turned out great. I've also done ribs -backs and spares...these have also turned out pretty good. This weekend I think I went a little over my head by trying to smoke a brisket....it turned out a little (actually, a lot) on the dry side.

Anyway, welcome from Kansas. :)


Meat Mopper
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Joined Feb 13, 2006
Howdy glgaglro-
Welcome to SMF, this is a great place to learn the art of smoking so never feel shy about asking questions. I've never done a brisket so I can't offer any advice on that front but there are a lot of people here who can get you on the right track. Glad you found us and hope to hear from you in other posts.


Smoking Guru
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Joined Jul 7, 2005
Welcome to the family glgaglro. You might want to try a pork butt, they are more forgiving than a beef brisket. One of the secrets to a nice brisket is to mop/spray during the smoke and add a little of the mop/spray to the meat when you wrap it in foil. Check out the Beef Forum and follow the brisket threads.


Meat Mopper
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 9, 2006
Hello Glgaglro
I want to welcome yo to the SMF. The Brinkmann or ECB that you have is a good smoker. Their are a few modifications that can be made to make it a better smoker. One mod is to get better acess to the firepan and to get better air flow also. I can not remember where I found website that explains them, but all I did is did a search on ECB Mods on MSN and found it. If you have any questions I will try to help you, BTW I improved on those mods and outlined them in the Charcole Smoker section under ECB Mods--obvious Improvement. Check it out. I would be glad to help.

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