New to Smokin

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by lawman294, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. lawman294

    lawman294 Newbie

    Hi All,

    I am new to smoking, I received a brinkman offset smoker last fathers day (1 year ago) have smoked a few times with good results. I found this site and hope to get better results. I am a retired police officer and have a second career as a teacher. I enjoy smoking meat and brewing my own beer. The good life!

    Lawman294
     
  2. knifebld

    knifebld Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Lawman, a police officer and now a teacher...talk about giving back to your community, gotta respect that!

    Smokin' meat and brewin' beer...sounds like a perfect combo to me!

    Look forward to reading your posts around the forum, cheers!
     
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  3. grillmonkey

    grillmonkey Smoking Fanatic

    Hey Lawman,

    Welcome to the forum. You came to the right place to learn the smoking craft. When I joined, I started following the advice of other members and instantly became a better cook. I guess it was because I really didn't know anything about smoking so I didn't have any bad habits.

    You will find out from the members that there are lots of ways to get the results you want from your smoker. It will be up to you to decide what would work best for you within the limitations of your smoker, and what you like. For example; in the area where I grew up, BBQ'ed pork gets a vinegar based sauce. Sweet pork just tastes weird because of what I'm used to, so I stay away from the sweet rubs and sauce recipes.....for now. I do like to experiment, so who knows, I may evolve to sweeter rubs and sauces. We'll see.

    There are also several modifications that you can make to your smoker that will make it work better and more efficiently. Just type in "Brinkman offset smoker mods" in the search box and see what pops up.

    Don't forget, this isn't just a learning forum, it's also a teaching forum. If you have any knowledge or skill that can help other members, please share it. But, that doesn't mean (since you're a teacher now), that you should correct our grammar and punctuation. I'm talking about smoking knowledge/skill.[​IMG]  
     
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  4. bluewhisper

    bluewhisper Master of the Pit OTBS Member

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  5. Hello and welcome from East Texas

    Gary S
     
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