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Hey guys.  A little about myself:

I'm 32 years old, recently married, and I work in law enforcement (6 yrs now).  I love cars and trucks, but gravitate towards Fords.  I've been working on building a motorcycle for the past two years, and its almost done.  I love cooking on the grill, especially for my wife.  I have perfected my filet mingon for her!


A little about my experience smoking:

About 10 years ago, a friend's brother got a smoker as a wedding gift, and left it in his parents' garage.  He was coming back for a weekend, and asked if we could set up the smoker and get something going on it.  I smoked a couple of pork butts on it over the next couple of months, without any knowledge or skill, and they came out ridiculously good!  I was hooked.


I haven't smoked anything since then, but I've been wanting a smoker for the past 10 years.  I mentioned I am recently married.  My wife bought us a house, so now I have a place to keep a smoker.  This past weekend, my wife and I won a smoker from a raffle at a charity event we attended.  Its not an expensive or really nice smoker, but for $10 in raffle tickets, its not bad!



I plan on a couple of upgrades for it: a grate for the charcoal bowl to keep the ash from choking the charcoal, and a themometer (the one on it reads (Warm, ideal, hot).


So the first thing I am going to attempt (after first seasoning the smoker) is a batch of burgers.  After that, a prime rib.  Sadly, my wife doesn't eat pork, so I will be limited there.  But I hope to have a lot of fun with this!

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Hi John! welcome1.gifto SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 40,000 members and over 800,000 posts so you should be able to find almost anything you want to know. Remember the search bar at the top can be your best friend for finding answers fast!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-course it will teach you all the basics and a whole lot more!

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Hello John and welcome1.gifto SMF - glad to have you here 

There are lots of great foods to smoke besides pork so don't feel like you are limited to just pork 

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Hello John and welcome to SMF! Hey congrats on the new smoker!

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