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New to the forums and looking forward to learning from everyone. I am a southern California native, husband, and father of three. I enjoy the outdoors and grilling. My day job is as a youth worker and organization development practitioner. Tonight I am trying a 24 hour soak of cherry and hickory for some lean top sirloin tomorrow night. I use a 12 inch Weber grill with natural charcoal.

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welcome1.gif   to SMF! Glad to have you aboard!

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Welcome!  I too am new here!!!  Lots of good info and some good people here!

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Welcome to the forum freejames!  A ton of folks here who know a heck of a lot about our addiction!


Shout out if you have questions or need help.  The members here will help ya out in a flash!



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   welcome1.gifto SMF James

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Welcome to SMF FreeJames. Were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite.


The Qveiw


Happy smoking……



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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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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 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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Welcome to SMF 

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First off welcome to SMF. 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, Freejames.


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

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Here's two pictures of the outcome of my grilling this week. The cherry and hickory smoking won over my wife (she was previously turned off by the strong hickory smoke flavor). Looking forward to learning from the ecourse and the forums. Thank you everyone for the greetings and suggestions!




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