Hello from Monroe, CT

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by barsteel, Sep 2, 2013.

  1. barsteel

    barsteel Newbie


    Just stumbled on this forum whilst searching the internet to discover the secret of tender brisket.  After a bit of reading, it seems as if I may have discovered the holy grail :).  Time to do some serious reading!

    Anyway, I'm located in Monroe, CT, about 50mi north of NYC.  It's a suburban/semi-rural area, although we're not far from more densely populated areas.

    I have to admit that I'm relatively new to smoking and true BBQing (as opposed to firing up the Weber and grilling some burgers)...I've done a few pork shoulders and ribs with what I consider to be good results (nice smoke ring, pull apart tender), but brisket has me beat, at least for now.

    I have 2 grills/smokers...one is a 5 ft long monstrosity hand fabricated by my friend Butch.  It does not have a separate smoke box, but it's big enough to allow for indirect heat.  The second is a store-bought New Braunfels smoker that I got for free (I run a junk collection business, and you would NOT believe what people throw away!).  It's got a side smoke box, and it's in very good shape.

    Other than smoking meat, I collect antique cars/hot rods (have 5), and antique farm engines.

    Hope to learn a lot and conquer the meat they call brisket.

  2. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    Hi Chris! :welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

    The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

    We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

    Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

    You might want to check out ”Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course”, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
  3. seenred

    seenred Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forums, Chris! This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc. There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.

  4. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    [​IMG]to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

    We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

    If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

    If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

  5. Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
    About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
    and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
    We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
    and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
    are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

    Happy smoken.


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