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Just a word from a complete newbie - after showing him this website, my husband surprised me by buying a small smoker today and we are starting our BBQ season with beer can chicken.  It's pouring rain, but he is determined to try this out.  The biggest hitch so far is keeping the dogs in the house.  Monday is ribs!  A good Memorial Day holiday to you all.



post #2 of 12


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!!

The free E-Course is great!!

Have a great day!!!





post #3 of 12

Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker and good luck with the smoke

post #4 of 12

Welcome to the SMF family, bassetmom!


If it's a charcoal fired smoker you speak of, it will take a fairly hot fire to overcome the rain and/or wind, especially if it's a horizontal with side fire box. Most propane fired rigs will handle just about anything mother nature can throw at you. Electric can have trouble putting out enough BTU's to build and hold temps if the chips are down. In any case, if you can keep it dry and out of the wind, you'll be stacking the deck in your favor.


Have fun with the new toy, good luck, great smokes, and enjoy the eats!



post #5 of 12

Welcome to the party! Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night will keep a q'er form doing their thing. What kind of cooker did you get?

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Originally Posted by ellymae View Post

Welcome to the party! Neither rain, nor sleet, nor dark of night will keep a q'er form doing their thing. What kind of cooker did you get?

...you forgot about lightning, hail, high winds, snow and sub-zero temps...LOL!!!






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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

post #8 of 12

Welcome......you are going to love this site.......good luck!  thumb1.gif

post #9 of 12

Welcome it want take you long to catch on to some real good smoke...Glad to have you here...

post #10 of 12

What a sweet guy! There's plenty of great advice here, if you need help, just ask!  Cheers, and welcome!

post #11 of 12

Welcome to SMF - you can smoke in any kind of weather as evidenced by many of our members. Glad to have you here

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Welcome to SMF Bassetmom, there's no luck involved, ...just some time spent reading the advice posted here and asking questions, you will be turning out excellent Q in no time and please don't forget we love pics, ...you could start out with one of dear hubby standing in the rain.  LOL



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