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My name is Chris and I'm from New Jersey.  I was made aware of this forum through a friend.  I am new to the smoking game and am hoping to pick up some good tips, techniques, and suggestions. After going through some of the other roll calls I see that there is an e-course and some wiki pages to use as helpful tools.  I purchased Master Forge Charcoal smoker since it had a reasonable price and could use it to learn on before starting to get more serious.  I smoked for the first time ever this past Sunday, using baby back ribs and brisket.  They came out very flavorful but in my opinion, could have been more moist (like good bbq is supposed to be).  I had trouble keeping the temperature lower (maybe I used too many coals?) and will do some research here and post some questions to hopefully get some helpful answers. I look forward to going through the learning process and getting better each time as well has having some good results to put over on the q-view.




post #2 of 10

Welcome to the site! I look forward to some summer smoking!

post #3 of 10

Welcome to SMF. There is alot of information in the wiki to help you. Check out the free e-course too.Ask question & take pictures

post #4 of 10

welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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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.

post #6 of 10

Hi Chris!!!







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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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welcome to the site....your gonna love it !!  yahoo.gif

post #9 of 10

Welcome to SMF I am glad you joint us

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

Don’t forget the Qview     

post #10 of 10

Welcome! Lots of great folks here with tons of knowledge to share. In no time you'll be smoking in your sleep. Just keep practicing and don't be afraid to ask any questions.

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