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Hello to All,

My name Is Herman I am a 911 dispatcher and I LOVE to Cook on my Grill. I have a Outlaw with a side smoke box from Char Griller and I love it I want to move up one day and have a pull behind Custom Smoker. I am all about smoking some Meat. I will just go out side on my days off and fire up the smoker and throw a few Boston butts on the smoker and sit back and wait for them to be done and then the EMS crew on that night will have Dinner. well that is all about me I just love to grill.Take care and please be safe out there and talk to everyone soon.

post #2 of 10

Welcome!! Glad to have you with us - you're in for a whole lot of fun!! Looking forward to hearing more from you and seeing some q-view soon. Cheers!

post #3 of 10

Hi Herman!!



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 awesome too!!

      Have a great day!!!






post #4 of 10


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...

post #5 of 10

Glad to have you with us Herman,

Now go get something to smoke and give us some Qview; I know you got it in ya thumbsup.gif



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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

post #7 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 #8 of 10

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

post #9 of 10

Welcome.  As others have said, you will find friendly folks here who are ready to help when needed.  Thank you for the service you provide in your work.  That is a stressful job I would not want at my age.  Your smoking hobby will be a welcome outlet for you.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #10 of 10

Hi there Herman,


Glad to see you here, its a great site and loaded with all kinds of info!!!! I work for a private ambulance company and last week did a 6 pork butt smoke for the Main, about 60 people..... it was awesome!!!!!!!!


Looking forward to seeing your Q!



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