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Hi from Pennsylvania

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Hi, just want to introduce myself. My name is Vince and I am from mid-east Pa and am fairly new to smokers. I have used a small charcoal fired one a few times to smoke trout and that is it. I have a charcoal grill that I do my grilling on and at times throw in a little wood for flavor, but not true smoking. I just received a 40" MES for Christmas and now just need some meat to throw into it. I have about 15 gallons of apple wood that I cut up this past spring and have a small peach tree to cut up once the holidays pass. I also do wood working as a hobby so I tend to have a lot of maple and oak scrabs around as well as some cherry occasionally.


I do a lot of hunting and fishing so most of the meat I plan to run through my smoker will be wild game. I have a batch of jerky seasoning ready to go, I just need some fresh venison to put it on. With any luck I'll solve that problem next week.


The biggest problem I have is that I am a northerner and I know we don't know as much about making good 'Q. So I am hoping that I can learn some tricks from guys on here and at least get some decent quality cooking. I do tend to lean more towards Carolina style seasonings than any of the others.

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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 glad you joined us here at SMF...

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Welcome ihocky2!  You have access to a ton of  great info on this site to help you with your quest for really good Q and a ton of folks that really know what they're doing when it comes to smoking!


I can tell I like ya already since you favor CAROLINA style Q seasonings!  Shout out if I can help you with anything!



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Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!


Would you please update your profile to include your location.

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welcome1.gif great place and great folks here at SMF.

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Welcome fellow Pennsylvanian  "burgh" area here

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Welcome aboard!


Good luck and good smoking.

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Glad to have you with us Vince

Lots of good info here, you'll be smoking like a pro in no time biggrin.gif



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First off welcome to SMF there Vince. 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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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. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you check out the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info. Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

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