New guy in the Chicago area

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by ryan02stang, Feb 29, 2016.

  1. Hey guys...just joined a couple weeks ago.

    I've been a longtime BBQ lover but have only grilled before. My wife got me a Masterbuilt 30 inch electric smoker for my bday, so I'm hoping to learn to become a pro with some trial and error and learning from you guys on here.

    I used my smoker for the first time yesterday, and went with a 6lb brisket right off the bat.  I think it turned out "good" but not great.   My guests were very pleased, so overall I was happy. 

    Looking forward to lots of BBQ this summer!
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hey Ryan,

    Welcome to SMF!

    Brisket is one of the hardest things to get right, so if your first smoke was a brisket and everybody liked it.

    I'd say your off to a great start with this new hobby.

    Glad to have you with us!

  3. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome to the forum - from the NW burbs here.  Lots of good info, good tips and good people here.  Enjoy that smoker.  Be sure to share pics
  4. Thanks for the welcome guys.  I'm also in the NW burbs...Mount Prospect.
  5. muralboy

    muralboy Smoking Fanatic

    Buffalo Grove
  6. [​IMG]   Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a sunny warm day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.


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