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post #1 of 13
Thread Starter 

Looking forward to learning the craft that is Smoking! I plan on having a few less than stellar first tries and learning from the rest of you. But you can't learn until you try...

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
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the warm welcome and the additional info!

post #4 of 13

welcome1.gif aboard.  without failures, you wouldn't know what success is..



post #5 of 13

Welcome aboard.  You will find friendly and helpful folks here.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #6 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 #7 of 13

Hi Dave


welcome1.gifto SMF

post #8 of 13


welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

post #9 of 13

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

post #10 of 13
Thread Starter 

Hi all!,


First try tonight with chicken thighs. Simple brine and then onto the smoker after what seemed to be a great rub.

While the meat was good -waaaaay too salty...  I need to read more in the forum to see what I did wrong-

Perhaps add less salt to the rub   duh...icon_idea.gif


post #11 of 13

Hey!  Experimenting and learning is half the fun.  When you post up the next one, check out the poultry forum.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #12 of 13

Welcome to SMF!  Plenty of good folks to learn from here.

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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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