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Smoking Newbie from Ohio

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Thread Starter 

Hey everyone,


My name is Jeff and I think I found a new addiction. I am borrowing a buddy's smoker to smoke a 6 lb. Boston butt for the wife's family tomorrow.


I'm 27 years old, from a small town west of Toledo called Metamora. Proud husband of 3 years and father of an 18 month old son.


I'm a volunteer firefighter and full time EMT. Hope to learn a lot from everyone here and will post pics when I can of my first smoke.



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Welcome Jeff, and thanks for your service to the community.


You will find friendly and helpful people here.


Good luck and good smoking.


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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. icon14.gif
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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

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...

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Welcome   Lots of fun to have here! Neighbor....East of Toledo, in Oak Harbor here...Wait till you try some meat loaf....MMMMMMMMMM.

You'll never go back to the Oven!



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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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Welcome to SMF. You will find the knowledge is as great as the comraderie! 


Hope you get that butt on the smoker early today. 

post #8 of 15
Thread Starter 

Thank you all for the welcome.


Starting a new post with today's smoke, it's definitely been an experience already. Will post Q-Vue when possible.



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welcome-smiley.gif to SMF I am glad you joint us  

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Welcome Jeff!  SMF is a great place, you will learn a lot, and there are some great folks here.


Nice to see another Buckeye on board!

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Glad to have you Jeffwelcome1.gif

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Hi Jeff, glad you joined us


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