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Hi all,


Found this site and forum when I was looking for a recipe to smoke some chuck roast over the holidays.  I have been grilling and smoking for over 20 years and started by helping my mom smoke briskets  on her Brinkman smoker way back in the day.  I have a grill problem (at least in the eyes of others) in terms of possessing a variety of grills from my little Weber Smokey Joe to my newest addition, an IPT wood pellet grill and many others in between.  My pride and joy is a what I think is a Tulsa Cooker that was given to me as a graduation gift about 15 years ago.  It was purchased from Sams and this is a heavy duty all steel upright chest type smoker that can handle up to 8 good sized pork butts if need be. I have never seen anything like it and you only find something of this quality from a custom smoker builder.  I continue to learn more and more everytime I cook something that is more unique like the chuck roasts I tried over the holidays.  I live in Central Illinois, but grill all year round even if I have to shovel snow to get to my cookers.  I am a transplanted southerner and still like the vinegar/mustard based sauce I grew to love from Sims BBQ in Little Rock, Arkansas.  I am a project manager for a large yellow earthmoving equipment company.  I ride MX (dirtbike racing) with my boys and I can often be found at the track in my camper using my grill to whip up something tasty even it if is grilled pizza.  Looking forward to learning more from all of you and sharing my outdoor cooking experiences.  Keeping the firehot and lid down in Central Illinois!

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Hello Davidm49 - welcome1.gifto SMF - glad you found us

Please do us a favor and update your profile to include your location 

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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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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 David! Glad to have you aboard!


Would you kindly update your profile info to include your location. Thank-you.

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Welcome to SMF. I've only been a member and active for week and I'm kicking my "pork butts" that I didn't join this sooner. Get ready to take your smoking to higher levels.



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Welcome to the party.  You've found a great place to learn more about smoking than you thought possible.



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welcome1.gif Glad to have you. I work for a company that supplies cutting tools to a large yellow earthmoving equipment company in Central Illinois.

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Welcome! You are gonna love this place!

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Welcome aboard, David!


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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