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Including me! Now retired to Portland, we were 35 years in north Idaho until this year. I started smoking in a Little Chief years ago. When I started bringing more salmon and ducks home, I got a Big Chief but both soon found their way to the thrift store when I bought a CookShack electric. Like most other electrics, it's a great way to smoke. But, after ten years I wanted a more "hands on" experience. Being retired, that means sitting in a lounger, beer in hand (the hands on part) watching the smoke curl out of my new 20" Horizon offset. My fifth smoke, 15# of belly bacon, goes in tomorrow.


I've been reading the posts here and appreciate the depth of knowledge and experience y'all share. I am sure to learn a lot and look forward to it!

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Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking

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Welcome to the forum.... always glad to see a fellow Portlander here ! beercheer.gif


Bout the only real speacial equipment you need in this neck of the woods is a covered patio or deck.... lol. Grats on the new smoker!

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A patio cover was the first thing I did when we got herebiggrin.gif One of those portable garage things and it works like a charm. The best part about being here (so far) is that I don't have to shovel what comes down from the skyicon_cool.gif

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P-s-s-s-t,  don't tell him we get snow on occasion too.  True, not nearly as much as he's use to but well, now we got an expert snow shoveler in our neck of the woods.  Welcome to the rest of the Northwest.

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First off Welcome Uncle Kenny to SMF. More Q-view please. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.


Welcome To Your New Addiction  

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LOL! The first trip we made out here a couple of years ago turned out to be a big snow week for y'all! I was bangin' my head against the hotel wallicon_eek.gif

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Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE

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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif

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Welcome to SMF. I hope to be doing what you are pretty soon with the lounge chair and the beer

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