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Hello all, my name is Josh.  I am 28 years old and I live in Moorhead, MN…’s a wonderful town that sits on the opposite side of the Red River from Fargo, ND.  I have lived in the area my entire life.  The winter we are having this year is just crazy… was 54 degrees yesterday…ABOVE zero.


I love all aspects of cooking and am always trying new recipes and ideas.  Foodnetwork is probably one of my top 3 favorite channels.  I’ve also been getting in to canning and some pickling as well lately.  My wife and I have a small garden we grow in the summer as well….hence the interest in canning.


I started this hobby…I think Sept of 2010.  I was very uneducated on all of it.  When I decided it was something I wanted to do I went to Menards and picked up a propane model GrillPro and have been using that ever since.  It’s definitely been a big learning curve….and there are still lots of different things I am trying to better my use of this smoker.  I may start a new on this, to keep my roll call somewhat short.


Speaking of smokers, I actually just went to Sam’s on my lunch hour and picked up a MES 40.  I decided to take the plunge after after reading countless posts on that forums her eon how much everyone likes theirs.  It will also be nice that it won’t take quite as much babysitting as the propane one I am currently running.  I don’t mind being out in the garage with it all the time….but the wife does!! “SO…I suppose you are going to sit out there with your smoker all day again?” she always says to me.  It’s funny how the complaints stop once the food is served and she sees how awesome it tastes.  I just made spares for the first time last Monday and she said they were better than anything she’s ever had in a restaurant.


I have been lurking around on these forums for quite some time.  I figured it was time I introduce myself and start posting any ideas, recipes, or help that I can.  I signed up for the e-course and monthly letter I think the very first day I found this website.  This forum has literally been an endless well of knowledge and advice for me over the past year, so I only hope that I can some how give some of that back.


Thanks and laters!!

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


Whole bunch of fellow smokers here… you'll have plenty of company!



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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 SMF Family...You are going to love the MES but don't tell your wife how easy it is to use...You may want some Garage/Beer time!wife.gif...I get mine every chance I get!...JJ

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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.


Love my MES 40

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Welcome to SMF Josh! Glad to have you with us!

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welcome1.gifJosh - glad to have you here 

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welcome1.gif to SMF Josh. 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


LOL I us-to hear something along them lines from my wife as well. She would also stop when the q was done. She's quit saying much when I'm smoking,  now she asks when I am going to be smoking. lol

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Howdy, and Welcome Aboard!

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