View Full Version : city boy from Miami

09-12-2013, 12:51 AM
Yes, I'm from Miami beach and I think I'm the only dedicated smoker in this city.:clap: I just got into this hobby a couple years ago, I love the smokey flavor and prepping to smoking.

A good close friend of mine is a fire fighter and that's how I was introduced to this hobby. His co-workers taught him the basics and this one rib recipe that I've tried about 5 times perfecting but failed 5 times miserably making it on my own.

I bought my first Brinkman about 2 1/2 years ago , it got the job done when I cooked just ribs out of 4 times, that's it. I threw it out a year later because it got corroded very badly. Right after I threw it out, I bought a new one same make and model as the first one. This time I bought a case cover and more accessories to keep it up to par. That same weekend I smoked more ribs, they came out ok, but I knew I was missing something.

I researched and researched and found out that I was using the worst not so friendly smoker. I'm 6 feet tall and getting in the smoker opened, staying opened was quite a chore. Water bowl was very very small and the wood chuck box was a small tin can. So, I went to my local Weber authorized dealer and bought a WSM.

I bought it 2 weeks ago and smoked my first whole chicken last week and it was soooo good!!. Getting the temperature to stay at 210-220 was difficult, but thanks to Kevin from "Kevin's backyard" he helped me out and I was finally able to make a successful dinner. On my previous smoker Brinkman told me to fill the wood chunk holder up. That's about 1/4 of a bag of wood, thats alot! One of the things I was doing wrong was putting in too much wood. Making the taste of my ribs bitter.

Im on here to make some friends, learn new rub recipes, and everything else I need to know.


09-12-2013, 07:19 AM
Welcome to the forums Myles, Hope to see you in Q-Talk....

I too started out many many years ago with a Brinkman COS and almost gave up on smoking because of it.

Diesel Dave
09-12-2013, 07:33 AM
Welcome! You're at the right place to learn and have a load of fun.
Great group of folks here.

09-12-2013, 09:03 AM
Welcome and congrats on the upgrade. The bug will bite and you'll more than likely add to that! Looking forward to good BBQ chat.

09-12-2013, 09:57 AM

09-12-2013, 07:16 PM
Myles, welcome from Broward.

09-12-2013, 10:13 PM
prep is done.
getting ready to burn my place down

09-12-2013, 11:01 PM

09-13-2013, 06:40 AM
You should post you pictures in "Q-Talk" where it would have more exposure and many more Brethren can see your cook..

Everybody enjoys pictures... Thanks for sharing..

09-13-2013, 10:17 AM
Welcome to a great place, Myles.

MadMan is right, post your pron (food pics) in Q-Talk.

You're gonna turn out some good food and have some fun too.

09-13-2013, 10:35 PM

I think there might be a couple diehard BBQ'ers in Florida......

09-14-2013, 07:42 PM
Welcome to the party!

09-15-2013, 11:05 AM
Welcome fellow Floridian, come on in, take your shoes off and sit a spell.