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YODA
07-24-2013, 11:30 AM
Just wanted to say Good morning. I am new here as you can tell.
Not much to say, except I am a retired short round dude that is optically and folliclly challenged (overweight, bald, and need glasses:mrgreen::loco: .

I love to cook and eat, especially BBQ ribs :grin:. I am still learning how to master my Brinkman smoker. It one of the heavy gauge steel ones with the side firebox. I tend to over smoke things per the family and simetimes things are a bit bitter, so I hope to find some good tips to improve my Q.

I don't know if anyone here is from the Peoria Illinois area :thumb:, But I would love to recreate "Big Johns" sauce and ribs. I grew up on that Q, its too bad his art was lost after his passing many many years ago.

Thanks again - Keith

Thermal Mass
07-24-2013, 11:35 AM
Welcome from Wisconsin!:thumb:
I had a Brinkmann like you speak of... Go rid of it long before I found this place, should have probably kept it.:doh:
You are in the right place to learn how to run that beast. Just remember, "sweet blue".

BTW, Love the handle "YODA".:-P

YODA
07-24-2013, 11:44 AM
Well if you saw a picture of me you would know why :biggrin1: - wrinkles, ears and everything.

BTW what is " Sweet Blue"? Trying to learn as much as possible.
Thanks

PaPaQ
07-24-2013, 12:11 PM
Welcome!

Big George's BBQ
07-24-2013, 02:40 PM
Welcome

TY~DY
07-24-2013, 06:25 PM
Welcome, from Naples, FL!

cowgirl
07-24-2013, 10:10 PM
Welcome to the forum Keith! Sweet blue is the thin blue smoke you want from your smoker, not billowing white.

LMAJ
07-25-2013, 08:00 PM
Welcome to the party!

bluetang
07-26-2013, 01:19 PM
Welcome, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.