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Mike B from NJ

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Hi everyone! I'm new to the smoke world, but love to cook.  I am a quick learner, and from exploring the site, I can see I have a lot to learn!  I wish I could taste everything I've seen posted on the forum!  I'm excited to become a part of the smoking community!



Masterbuilt 40in Electric Smoker

Edited by Pittman - 5/20/11 at 5:15am
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Welcome Pittman !


Used to run through your area often, adjusting Cell phone antennas.


Good to have you join us!



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Hey Mike-welcome to the SMF Family. We have a number of members here that are watt burners and a majority of them use the MES; so you'll have a bevy of exprienced user to get tips and ideas from.


Enjoy the Smoke!

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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!!!



 And sign up for the awesome free E-Course!!!


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Hello Mike

Welcome to SMF

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Welcome !!!!!

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Thanks everyone! I look forward to learning, and cooking!

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welcome1.gifTo SmF its nice to have ya.. Have fun and Happy smoking

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Welcome Mike!

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Like the other said Welcome.


I'm different and use a Bradley smoker welcome1.gif



If you need something to do join us in North East PA on June 25th for the 3rd annual BBQ/Smokeout. We have friends from all over the tristate area, Iowa, NC, Ohio and Canada come down. Good Q, smoked food, drinks lots of talk. The pool is open and bring your family.

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Welcome to SMF. If you get a chance check out the free e-course offered on our homepage. Full of good information that will get you going!
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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 SMF  Good to have you here

NO problamYou can get a tastetv at sam'sicon_lol.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.

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 (A Name We Can Call You) 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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