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Hey everyone!


I just picked up a propane vertical smoker (GrillPro) and I am ready to give it a try.

Installed a needle valve and look forward to smoking a lot of stuff over the next few years.


I am new to smoking but love any smoked foods.


I am planning on smoking a pork shoulder and a fatty for Fathers Day.


Looking forward to reading all the info on this forum.


Thanks in advance for the info I am learning here.




post #2 of 13


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!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!




post #3 of 13

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 #4 of 13

Welcome!  I always like to see more heartlanders here.  You will feel welcome.  Great people here who are always willing to help.


Good luck and good smoking.

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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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

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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 #7 of 13

Welcome to the forum Mike! Hope you're having a nice Fathers Day! :)

post #8 of 13

KIOTI, welcome.  I was born and raised in SD most of that time near Colton, wife is from Wentworth, we live in Maryland now but still enjoy going home to visit family and friends with a trip back planned for the 4th of July.  You have picked a great website, most of the people on here forgot more than I know about the obsession, whoops, I mean hobby and I look here for advise before each smoke just to make sure I don't screw something up.  Listen too what they have to say and you will create some great meals.


Again, welcome


post #9 of 13

Glad you joined us kioti, welcome to SMF from a neighbor to your north!




Originally Posted by garyinmd View Postwe live in Maryland now but still enjoy going home to visit family and friends with a trip back planned for the 4th of July.

You should plan your trips back in the fall also for pheasant hunting!

post #10 of 13

MossyMO, I go back every year for a week and help my brother combine corn, some years get in on some pheasant hunting but the last time I checked the out of State license cost was crazy.  When I go back the plane is usually loaded with out of state hunters, funny to hear some of their stories.

post #11 of 13

Glad your here Mike

Remember the Qview


post #12 of 13

Welcome kioti!

I made a run to Watertown, SD yesterday morning.



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post #13 of 13

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  

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