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hi, my name is tim. i live in southern california. i am somewhat new to smoking. i have a small 35 gallon barrel i turned into an upright smoker. works great but doesnt hold much meat. so right now i am in the process of building a side fire box smoker out of an old air compressor tank. i am a little less than half way done with it. i will take some pictures this weekend and post in the correct section of the forum. i look forward to being a member and to get ideas and feedback from some cooks interested in the same thing as me.

post #2 of 16

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

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Welcome to the SMF family!
post #4 of 16

Welcome to SMF from Nor Cal

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HelloTimmo760. Welcome to SMF. I bet you live in the 760 area code which is where I do too.

Glad to have you on board.  I am here in the Avocado land of Fallbrook -  

post #7 of 16

Welcome to SMF.

post #8 of 16
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Cool to know there are some people close by on here. Thank you for all the welcoming messages
post #9 of 16

Welcome, lookin forward to seeing some of your "Q". 

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welcome1.gifHave fun and Happy smoking

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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.

Many of our members have years of experience in smoking meat.  They are more than happy helping Newbies learn the art.

We have members who cure there own Bacon, Hams, Jerky, Snack Sticks, Make Their own Sausage, etc. if you want to learn,
this is the place. 

Don't be afraid to ask questions of them and follow their advice. You won't be sorry, you will be making great Q in no time at all...

Just remember, when curing your own meats follow the instructions included with the cure to the letter, this is not something to experiment with.  

Never use more cure no mater if it is Tender Quick or Cure #1 or Cure #2 than the manufacturer says to use, this can be very dangerous.

Tender Quick and Cure#1 or Cure #2 are not interchangeable, neither Cure #1 interchangeable with Cure #2 or vise versa


Tips For New Members.

  1. Go into your profile and Under Location put where you are.
  2. City & State or Area & State will do. This will help members when answering your questions.
  3. Go to ROLL CALL thread and tell us a little about Yourself and Experience & Equipment.
  4. Do Not Post  your other questions and smokes in the Roll Call Forum.
  5. Post your questions and smokes in the Proper Forum, Beef, Pork, Sausage, Electric Smoker, Charcoal Smoker etc.
  6. Use the Wiki Section, many of our members have posted great tutorials and instructional threads so take advantage of them.
  7. When you can't find an answer ask plenty of questions, we have some highly experienced members willing to help you.
  8. When posting about your smokes be sure to post plenty of Qview (Pictures) Our Moto, "No Pics, Didn't Happen".
  9. Get a good Probe Thermometer, Don't Depend on the Built in Thermometer in your Smoker (They are notorious for being off).
  10. A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732
  11. Remember, We Always Cook by Temperature and NOT BY TIME...
  12. Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here
  13. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.
  14. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

  15. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...

post #12 of 16

Welcome to SMF welcome1.gif Good to have you here

 the folks here are help full and knowledgeable

Don’t forget the Qview


post #13 of 16

Welcome to the SMF. Plenty of great folks here, just like Gary (Scarbelly) from your side of the state. Enjoy the reading material, it's a good reference point. Save the planet... it's the only one with Q.

post #14 of 16
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i just posted my build finally in the reverse flow section, so check it out and tell me what you think. if something needs to be changed for better functionality, just let me know so i can get that done before i bring it home

post #15 of 16


This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!


Have a great day!!!



Also..Sign up for the oustanding E-Course...

post #16 of 16

Welcome from San Diego!

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