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Howdy from Irving, Texas folks!

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Hey Y'all!

I’m new to the forum and found it after doing a search for reviews on the Stufz vs. the Burger Pocket Press.


I’m a member of a couple of other forms and enjoy the camaraderie and sharing of BBQ folks.


I have a lovely wife of 31 years, three daughters 24, 18, and 7, a son-in-law, and a new granddaughter.


I have a UDS that puts the ugh in ugly ans a pre-Genesis Weber gasser that has just been outfitted with Grill Grates on Father’s day.  I also have a custom discada cooker from Disc-It out of N.M. as well as their burner I plan to integrate into my CampChef Double Burner Camp stove.  The outdoor gang also includes several Lodge D.O.’s ranging from 8-12 inches, a CampChef UTR Ultimate Turkey Roaster, a Big Kahuna outdoor burner and 18”wok, a Bayou classic SQ14 cooker with a turkey fryer rig.


I want to get a XL BGE and build a custom mobile steel table and a BBQ area in the backyard over the next couple of years.


I have been going to college the last 2 years, have just graduated, and will be working on alternative certification for teaching grades 4-8 in Texas.  (Yeah I know the timing is lousy, but God is my provider and He knows what he’s doing even if I don’t.)  I still consider myself to be a novice at the pits, but I have gotten good reviews form folks on my food fare.


I entertain the thought of one day opening my own BBQ joint and B&B on a piece of property that God has not led me to yet, but I am anxiously awaiting His guidance.  Until that time I will continue to work on my sauce, rub, cooking technique and BBQ sides.  I may even build my own pit (Stubbs or Spicewine or Backwoods clone) unless I can get my hands on a Gator or a Klose on wheels at a good price.


Well that’s enough about me for now.





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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!!

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Have a great day!!!




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Hi brother, glad you joined in the fun


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Welcome to SMF  I am glad you joint 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.

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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...

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