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Just started smokin-and its a good thing!

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Just wanted to say that I am so thankful I found this forum. I have been wanting to start this "addiction" they call smokin' and until I found this forum I was too intimidated to do so.  My name is Vince, I live in southeast Michigan but I love my Ohio State Buckeyes.  I am the new owner of a MES 30", and am in the process of my first smoke.  Nothing crazy just a 5lb chicken, which I stuffd with garlic, a butter and dry rub mixture and then put the same dry rub on the outside.  Cant wait till it is done and I will hopefully be able to post some pics. 



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welcome1.gif  to SMF.  Looking forward to seeing that smoked chicken

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welcome1.gifto SMF - glad you found us 

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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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Like fpnmf said, sign up for the 5 Day eCourse, it's a great place to get your smoking addiction education.



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The chicken sounds awesome...I'm sure it will taste good too.


Welcome aboard.


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                The first smoke turned out pretty well.  Did a 5lb chicken in a little under 3 hours @ around 225-235 using applewood.  Finished off in the oven under the broiler for 10 mins to get the crunchy skin that we all love.  The pics are before it went into the broiler.  Going to try some CSR's later this week, or this weekend.  Here is the Qview from my first smoke.

     first smoke chicken 2.jpg

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welcome1.gif to SMF Vince. 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


 Nice looking Q-view

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Welcome Vince! The chicken looks delicious!

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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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Welcome, Vince!


Please let us look over your shoulder by sending photos.  We love the photos.  Enjoy, and take advantage of all the resources available here from all over the world.  GOOD LUCK!

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Welcome aboard, Vince!


That chicken looks too good to be a first attempt!


Good luck and good smoking.

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Was the Jimmy John's sandwich a backup meal in case the chicken didn't turn out well? icon_biggrin.gif


That looks great!

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Welcome to the SMF Family...That Bird looks like a great first start...JJ

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First off welcome to SMF there Vince. 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

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Thanks for all the kind words.  I hear the weather here in Michigan is going to be nasty cold this weekend, so I dont think I will be smokin anything.  That just gives me time to take the e-course and learn even more about my new "addiction".



@ DanielS-The jimmy johns was just a loaf of day old bread that they sell for .45 cents, that my gf used to make a sandwhich with the smoked chiken.  I did have a back up plan for dinner but didnt need it. 

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