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Hi from Ohio

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Thread Starter 

Dont believe I introduced myself here. Been lurking around getting some opionions and checking out the forums. I'm retired and live in Salem  NE Ohio. Been smoking off and on for quite a few years. Got into sausage,jerky and sticks mostly. My neighbor started me back at it recently. Have a brinkman and a larger grill type. My neighbor has a refrig and a small smoker not sure who made it. We do a lot of venison and steelhead together. Decided Im going to buy a new smoker and add a pid for more control on sausage and other meats. Since looking at this site and a couple others I realize how little Ive been into and there is a lot to learn. Very nice site keep up the good work! Im sure Im going to learn a lot.

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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.

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Welcome to the family!
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Welcome to SMF and were glad to have you aboard. Join in and share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite…


The Qveiw




Happy Smoking


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Hello there, and welcome to the SMF. There's always something new and good to learn from the friendly folks here. Save the planet... it's the only one with Q.

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Welcome and enjoy!

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  Welcome viper, and share some of your sausage idear and tricks.I want to get into that after my knee replacement.

Like an old car,I'm wearing outicon_eek.gif

  Glad you chose us,have fun and,

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Welcome to SMF!

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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...

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Welcome to SMF Good to have you here

You are in the right place the folks here are help full and knowledgeable

Don’t forget the Qview

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Welcome Viper!


You don't seem like a Newbie---I've been running into you for about a month.




post #15 of 22
Thread Starter 
Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Im not to to smoking. But I quite for about 20 years. Im now back but went to the electric Bradly. Sure a lot of new things around. Life is great!

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Welcome to SMF you will have fun here...

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Originally Posted by viper1 View Post

Sorry I didn't get back sooner. Im not to to smoking. But I quite for about 20 years. Im now back but went to the electric Bradly. Sure a lot of new things around. Life is great!
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Welcome back!! The Bradley is a good smoker.. I enjoy using it now and then and we have others here who use it exclusively. The main thing is that you are back and life seems to be dealing you a decent hand.. That's always a good thingicon14.gif


Glad to have you here!

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Well thanks all for the welcome. Well life has nothing to do with the cards your dealt. Its all in how you play them. After a divorce then remarried got diseases that really screw things up. Along with bad discs in neck and back. But their are a lot worse off then me. After all I did wake up this morning. Lol I do what I can. And making meats is one of my favorite things to do. So hope to get to know some of you better and sharing advise and recipes.

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It sounds like you habe been thou the ringer but atleast your back here in the good hands of SMF. Welcome Back and now go smoke something.

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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

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