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Hey All:


I'm not even a novice smoker yet. Santa brought a Weber Smokey Mountain Smoker for me this Christmas. Honestly, I haven't even assembled the thing yet since January in Philly doesn't bode well for outdoor assembly-required items. Grilling/cooking in the cold is nothing new between Eagles and Penn State tailgates, but, for now I'll collect recipies and all the information I can about the types of meat and what ever else one can smoke, types of wood to use in the smoker, where to go to get the best prices on accessories, and those tricks of the trade from those of you in the know.


I had no idea of the community that has formed around smoking, and it's awesome to see. Obviously, I have a lot to learn. It would seem that I have come to the right place.

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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 the forum!  This site has tons of folks that know A LOT about smoking that will help you out in a flash with your questions!


You also have a great smoker to start with... I think you'll be happy with that Weber.  A lot of guys here have 'em and there is a ton of info on the forum as to using them and tweeking them to get them humming.


Welcome to your new addiction... you'll have plenty of company here!



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Welcome to SMF Vince! Glad to have you aboard!

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Welcome Vince


Is fumoir really your name or are you just being original? 


Now, about that WSM, I can assure you that when you finally do assemble it you will be kicking yourself for not doing it sooner!  biggrin.gif


Do you have any place where it is half way protected from the elements?  That way you could try it out, ...the unofficial motto of some of the SMF members (however I wouldn't know about this,  LOL)  is, "neither wind, rain or snow " can keep them from their smoker, ...beside you have quite a few smokers in your neck of the woods, maybe you could contact some of them for cold weather advice. 



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Hello Vince welcome1.gifto SMF - Hopefully you will get some good days and get that smoker built soon 

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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


Set that bad boy up. It will smoke in low temps, just use a wind break of some sort. I have used my WSM in the cold

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Welcome aboard, Vince!


You have a fine smoker there.  Now to learn how to use it?  Lots of experts here to help you with that!


Good luck and good smoking.

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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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