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My name is Justin and I'm from San Diego, CA.  I have worked in the hospitality/entertainment industry for about 15 years now.  I am a classically trained chef and currently work as a private chef and cooking instructor.  I have smoked before, but now it is a real obsession.  I started with a Char Griller Duo and now just recently purchased a WSM 22.5.  I'm actually seasoning it right now . FYI... my wife think's I'm crazy wife.gif


I really am looking forward to learn more on this forum as well as give a little of my insight.  I know that BBQ is redneck cooking, but even a trained chef can kick back, enjoy a beer, and cook some five star BBQ.  I'm not there yet, but hopefully I will be soon!  


Happy smoking everyone,


Chef Justin

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Welcome Chef Justin!


We have several chefs who are active members and avid smokers too!  One is our Safety expert, Chef Jimmy J and a forum moderator, I'm sure he'll be along soon to greet you also!

Yes, you are absolutely correct - welcome to your newest obsession!  We also have a Chef's Group you may want to join as your tenure allows too!  

We do have a common obsession; we love to drool.... please post lots of Qview (pics) of your smokes, equipment, family, friends, good times and enjoy the forum!  Thank you so much for joining!  I'll forward your intro to Chef Jimmy J so he can meet you, also!

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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Justin, morning and welcome....   The chefs on this site have added a new dimension to Q... Looking forward to your creativity adding that special twist.....  Hope you settle in and find this place your new "home away from home"....Enjoy the long smokey ride...  Dave

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Welcome aboard. If I'm ever in your area, I'll enjoy a good brew and some 5 star BBQ with you! Looking forward to hearing about your culinary adventures.

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First off welcome Justin to SMF. Now you'll love this place cause there are alot of really good folks here that are more then will to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. You will find alot of new recipes and techquics to go along with it. With that said:


Welcome To Your New Addiction

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Thank's Pops. Welcome to the SMF. I posted on a duplicate thread but no harm in saying Howdy here as well...JJ

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Thanks for the nice welcome everyone!

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welcome to SMF!

 Us rednecks like the laid back life style and smoking fits right in there somewhere next to beer.

 Nice to see another chef on board as we are always learning something new.

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welcome1.gif Always nice to have a good chef around.

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welcome1.gif to SMF Justin. 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  5-Day e-Course 


You are not alone, so join the club. My wife thinks in nuts as well, who knows maybe she's rightth_dunno-1[1].gif.  I hear every now and then "your smoking what" or "your going to try smoking what".  She thought I had gone off the deep end when I smoked cream cheese, ya know what she LOVED it, and asks when are you going to smoke some more cream cheese.  

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