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Just a Hello from a new Smoker

post #1 of 12
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Got tired of watching all the BBQ shows on t.v. and decided that I could do better :)   So for my birthday my wife bought me a MasterForge electric smoker (I know its cheap but didnt want to waste money if I didnt like smoking).  Let me tell you after smoking the best chicken and pulled pork I've ever eaten (I live in TN so I've eaten alot of pulled pork) I'm absolutely addicted to smoking now.  I found this forum from just researching smoking in general and love it here.  People seem helpful and insightful.  So hello from a new fellow smoker from TN.


















post #2 of 12

Welcome to the SMF family, you sure came to the right place. You will learn a lot from the good folks here. Don't forget the Q-VIEW.

post #3 of 12

Glad you joined us Skrooge,

This is a great place to learn how to make some great Q.



post #4 of 12

Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Your right there are a bunch of really good people around here more than willing to share and help. Have fun and happy smoking

post #5 of 12

welcome1.gif You came to the right place to learn about smoking. Don't forget the QView.

post #6 of 12


This site has tons of info.

I would suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the


Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!





post #7 of 12

Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon14.gif

post #8 of 12

Welcome.  This is the place for friendly and helpful folks.  We look forward to your input as well.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #9 of 12


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

Sign up for Jeff's 5-Day eCourse.  Click Here


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. Don't Take Chances, Always Follow USDA Safety Guidelines When Handling Meat.
  13. If you are wanting to get into curing meat, there are many members here more than happy to help and give good advice.

  14. If you are unsure of a procedure ASK, don't ASSUME, It will make your Smoking experience much more pleasant...

post #10 of 12

  Welcome to SMF! You will learn more about smoking meats and other items than you thought possible!





post #11 of 12


welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

post #12 of 12

Welcome to SMF I am glad you joint us  

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