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Hello from a big city!

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Thread Starter 

Hi all, just wanted to introduce myself.  I'm a gal living in San Francisco and I'm a platform partner here at SMF.  I'm still learning about smoking and what my options are for smoking in a city (I do have a backyard!) so I've been checking out some posts on that topic but will probably be asking more myself.  I've always been a huge fan of EATING smoked meats (duh!) of all kinds but have yet to take the plunge!

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Welcome to the SMF Family...Any idea what type of equipment you want to use?...Ask any question lots of folks here day and night to help...JJ

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Glad to have you in the Family Jenni

You'll be smoking like a pro in no time  biggrin.gif



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Welcome to SMF Jenni!


Glad to have you with us!

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This site has tons of info.

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

Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!



      Make bacon the easy way!!



post #6 of 19

Hi Jenni! Welcome to the family!


A couple things come to mind regarding your area of residence, and being I know little of your local regulations, that may be something you'll want to ask about. If you have home owners association rules, city or county rules governing outdoor cooking, you'll want to check into that. If it's a condo or apartment dwelling, a whole new set of rules can come into play regarding the type of heat source you can use (most restrict use of charcoal due to increased fire hazards with multiple family dwellings...fire codes don't allow it's use). If you're not in a sub-division with a home owners association, then, you only need to consider any restriction applicable by local laws.


Just some food for thought while you begin planning for your soon to be addiction...well, heck, you're already addicted from what I read, but smoking your own? Man, you can't beat it! Once you get started, you'll be asking yourself: what took me so long?!?!?!?!


Enjoy the forums, and don't be shy about asking questions.


Remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn't ask...th_dunno-1[1].gif




Edited by forluvofsmoke - 12/8/11 at 5:53pm
post #7 of 19

Welcome Jenny 

Glad to see you getting active on the boards.  Eric brought up some great points - I have relatives up in your area and it seems like there is a rule for everything in some areas 


Let us know how we can help

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Jenni..... (in his best Forrest Gump voice) Welcome to SMF... your gonna love it here... So much info it will make your head spin.. as the others say, don't be afraid to ask questions.. you'll never know unless you ask...
post #9 of 19

Welcome Jenni!...from one Newbie to another...lol You may possibly be in the market for an electric smoker based on some of the aspects that Eric talked about above. Good to have you here and Good Luck!



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Jenni, great to have another NorCal member to the forum.  There's a ton of info here to help you with your smoking.





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th_usa_betty_boop_lsc_Welcome.gifI thought I knew how to cook, until I join this forum, I learn more in the few months reading the post here, than the years cooking on my own.

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First off welcome to SMF there Jenni. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.


Welcome To Your New Addiction

post #14 of 19

wazzapp.gif Jenni, and welcome to SMF.

Glad to have you join the family. Great smokin' ideas here, and even

greater folks to help you along.


One important thing to remember here: th_nopicsye3.gif


Happy Smokin'



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Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.


You are going to fit in just fine.

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welcome1.gif A lot can be learned here. Ask questions and post pics. You'll be smokin like a pro in no time.

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Thread Starter 

Thanks so much for the warm welcome everybody!  I am already learning so much and am currently researching the rules and regulations in my area before I make any big purchases - Eric, you're right that San Francisco has a lot of codes etc but luckily my part of town has a little more space so I think I'll be in luck.  I had the most amazing applewood smoked bacon sandwich from a BBQ place yesterday that just made me want to get started even more...

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welcome.gifJennie  every things better with bacon the 5 food group.biggrin.gif

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welcome1.gif to SMF. There is a huge wealth of knowledge here, and folks are eager to help any way they can.

I suggest you take the 5 day e-course on smoking http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse.html

Even if you are not new to smoking it's a great read.

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