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Newbie from Central Texas

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Have wanted to get into smoking beef for some time.

A recent issue of United Services Coop magazine that was dedicated to Texas Barbeque gave me the final push to jump in.

Did research online for a couple of weeks and kept coming back to this site.

Finally, I convinced myself that a Weber SMJ was what I needed to get started and probably what I deserved since I have never smoked anything in my life.  Then, thanks to your forum, I discovered the Master Forge charcoal bullet smoker.

If I can learn to use it, there will be opportunities to move up to a more sophisticated smoker.


Thanks to this forum, I opened the box at Lowes and was able to check every piece for condition. Assembled it and burned it in yesterday.  Will smoke a brisket this weekend.  Again, thanks for a great forum.


Sunny From Bosque County

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Welcome to SMF Sunny! Glad to have you with us!

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Welcome aboard, Sunny!


Good luck and good smoking.


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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!!



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Welcome, SFBC!  Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available.  GOOD LUCK!

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First off welcome to SMF there Sunny. 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

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Hi Sunny, good luck with the brisket


           welcome1.gifto SMF

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Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ

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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 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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