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My name is Tony and I'm from Concord, NC.  As most of you know, NC is big on BBQ and there are several ways to enjoy it.  You have Eastern and Western.  Eastern being Vinegar based and Western being more of a sauce, ketchup based.  I don't have a preference I just love it.  I moved to NC from NY in 1997 and took a love to BBQ.  Problem was as odd as it sounds I couldn't find a half way decent BBQ joint in the Charlotte area.  The few that were here started smoking the BBQ with an electric smoker and I wasn't impressed.  Therefore I decided like most things, if you want it done right, do it yourself.  I will say I'm not a novice anymore and I put A LOT of love into smoking Boston Butts as I believe those are my strong point.  I've had people buy me the pork butts and beg me to smoke them for them so I guess I'm doing something right as well as most of you!  I'm branching out now to trying venison summer sausage and venison snack sticks so I will be reading up on how to do those.


I'm very old school and enjoy smoking pork butts with wood and some charcoal.  This is and can be an all day affair and usually is for me.  I have a Brinkmann smoker with the side fire box and really enjoy it.  I'm contemplating on getting a Bradley smoker or something similar for doing sausage as I think using the smoker I have will be to much of a challenge that I'm not sure I'm up for.


Thank you.....

post #2 of 19

welcome1.gif  Looking forward to your contribution to the forum knowledge.

post #3 of 19

Welcome to the SMF Family...Looking forward to seeing some of your work...JJ

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welcome1.gifto SMF . Looking forward to seeing what you have to contribute 

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post #6 of 19

Welcome to SMF, it's a great place to hang around.



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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 #8 of 19

Welcome Tony


Doing sausage on a wood burner isn't any problem at all   Just burn a smaller fire and maybe crack open the smoke chamber a bit to let out the excess heat.  Look forward to your Qview!

post #9 of 19

welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!


Would you please update your profile to include your location. Thank-you.

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Hi Tony, Welcome..As you browse around the Forum think you will find the information and "secrets" of some of the best smoking chefs (amateur and professional),lots of great recipes, and just good ol plain folks who you feel like you have known all your life. And like it was said earlier, we love to see the pictures and the play by play !   If you are looking for advice or criticism, just ask....everyone here is here to enjoy their passion for smoking and cooking.



Hoity Toit

post #11 of 19

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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I've tried to find where I can update my location on my profile but do not see it.  All I saw was the Time Zone, so I updated that to reflect Eastern Standard Time.

post #13 of 19

Welcome aboard!


Top of the page.  Click My Profile.  Then click Edit Community Profile.


Good luck and good 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 take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse

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welcome1.gif I am in Concord also. Out towards Mount Pleasant. Have you joined our NC smoking group yet?



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Hello fellow meat lovers! My name is Alan and I live in Old Trap, NC. For Christmas, my wife bought a Masterbuilt analog electric smoker I had been looking at on Cabelas.com. It was on sale and we had a free shipping coupon so it seemed like a great deal. I'm relatively new to smoking however I have slow-cooked a whole hog over a period of 11 hrs. I look forward to learning form the vast expanse of knowledge here on this forum and I only hope that I can contribute in some way. Thanks guys!

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Welcome Alan!  I am a newbie here and have already found the forum great!



post #18 of 19

O.K. I'll maybe give you oldschool , but are you ANAL and use 'NO' charcoalicon_question.gif  THEN you would be OLDSCHOOL like me...


Welcome , and   ...

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You got me on that one Stan!!

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