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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hello everybody ,
I live in Elko nv I work as a mechanic at a local gold mine,I really love to cook ! I enjoy making a meal friends and family say "man that was really good " there are time is been dude that really blows lets go get a pizza ! Ha ha
I have been always fascinated with the whole smoking process , I have several smokers ,recently I got a Bradley digital smoker which I really like . I have smoked some chickens that were really good but I've yet to figure out how to do the tri tip and briscut .
I have been searching the web looking at forums and gathering all the information I can so as to improve my abilities .
The couple I have checked out are not very friendly or they act like its top secret , I just want to learn that's all ! I was checking this one and everyone seems to be super friendly and willing to help a fellow smoke head out ! I am super excited to get back into it , I hurt my back and am waiting for a surgery on 9/24/12 . It's been hard to try and smoke when I barely scraping by but when I go back to work it's fire up the smokers BABY !!!!!!
I am looking forward to learning all I can and possibly help with anything I can , I am really excited I can wait till I can move with out pain and have some money so I can start smoking again !
post #2 of 18

Welcome! 

I am a rookie smoker and every question I have posted has been answered on the board.  Very friendly folks around here.  Enjoy your stay and I hope your surgery goes well!

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Welcome to SMF welcome1.gif
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Hello and welcome1.gifto SMF - glad you joined us - you will find lots of friendly folks here 

post #5 of 18

Hi Tony! 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!

The only "top secret" recipes here are the ones that aren't very good!

post #6 of 18

Glad to have you

post #7 of 18

Welcome , Tony. The back thingy sucks , I hope you do OK with it ; and YES we are friendly. I agree with you on the "other" forums. several are very stuck-up and tend to look down thier noses at the BYC(back yard chef) , but having roamed around some myself , I find the knowledge on this forum is actually better than on other  sites...and no fluff.biggrin.gif.

 

We do pride ourselves in friendliness and help to our fellow members.  Don't be shy , jump in and offer your opinions . Also , send us some Q-view (Pics) of your stuff and the goodies you create.

 

Have fun and...

post #8 of 18

Welcome Tony.

post #9 of 18

Beside everyone being friendly, this site has a huge data base of recipes, opinions etc at the touch of the search button. Welcome and good luck with your back!
 

post #10 of 18

Welcome to  the Forum! No secrets here!!

 

Hope the surgery goes well

post #11 of 18
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I must say this is such a friend bunch of people !!!! THANK YOU EVERYONE !!!!!!! I really appreciate it !
post #12 of 18

Hello and welcome to SMF! Good luck with the back surgery and hope you are back on your feet soon. 

 

Don't forget you can use the search bar at the top of the page for specifics. Posting a question will also get you good results.

post #13 of 18
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I am getting so excited !!! Back surgery went great just need to heal , can't do any lifting or bending but I have been reading all of the wonderful people's post, ideas and I'm getting the smoking bug BAD !!!! I really have found a place I truly love to come and get ideas from so really friendly people !!!!! Thanks !!!!
post #14 of 18
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I am getting so excited !!! Back surgery went great just need to heal , can't do any lifting or bending but I have been reading all of the wonderful people's post, ideas and I'm getting the smoking bug BAD !!!! I really have found a place I truly love to come and get ideas from so really friendly people !!!!! Thanks !!!!
post #15 of 18

So happy to hear the surgery went so well! You'll be up and at in no time, just do what the doctors tell. Can't wait to see some pics of your smoked foods!

post #16 of 18

Glad to hear your on the mend! Did you ever consider smoking by giving directions to a family member? A 2-3 hour cheese smoke maybe? Start someone young out on a life long smoking addiction? Just a thought lol!
 

post #17 of 18

Welcome to SMF goosd to have you with us !

post #18 of 18
Welcome to SMF Tony!




~Martin
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