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post #1 of 10
Thread Starter 

Hi, my name is Joe from Nashville. I just got a Masterbuilt XL propane smoker for Christmas.  I have never smoked anything, but have always loved the taste of smoked food. I have been browsing these forums for some time now, and since I officialy own a smoker now, thought it would be a good idea to join.  I am a firefighter (work with some great chefs that have serious smoking skills), and have tasted better than restaurant quality food from these guys. I know I can learn a lot from them, but know I can benefit from this site as well.  I seasoned my smoker today, and I am already anxious to smoke something tomorrow.  Any accessories you think I might need to go ahead and get would be appreciative. You know, the "must haves" for any smoker.  Thanks in advance

post #2 of 10

Welcome Joe,


Congrads on your new Master built, you will love it, lots of guys here use the A-MAZE-N-SMOKER from:


There are so many things you can do with your smoker. This is a great forum to learn, there is also a

5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse and is a great place to start.


Have fun!

post #3 of 10


First off welcome to SMF there Joe. 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 #4 of 10
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the replies. I am sure I will enjoy this site, as well as gain a mountain of knowledge. Not if, but when I screw something up smoking, I can already tell that  there is enough knowledge here to correct any and all mistakes I would be making. I signed up for the e course and will take that. I will try and smoke something this week, and let everyone knows how the first smoke turns out.  I think I will probably start with chicken thighs.  I have watched guys at work smoke them and they seem pretty simple and are very flavorful. Maybe i should start with something relatively easy to boost the confidence. LOL 

post #5 of 10

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.


post #6 of 10

Welcome aboard Joe!


And a big thanks to you and all first responders.


While you are at the Amazen products web site, you might want to check out the Maverick ET 732 for monitoring your pit and meat temps remotely.


Good luck and good smoking.

post #7 of 10

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


Would you please update your profile with your location. Thank-you!

post #9 of 10

Welcome to SMF Joe from Nashville. 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……



post #10 of 10


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!!!

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