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My wife and I are living in New Orleans, in the heart of the French Quarter. Great place to be, great restaurants, music, always something going on. What's really great is you can walk most anywhere. We live in a condo, in a building that was constructed in 1827. We spend a fair amount of time on maintenance, as it takes some work to keep these old buildings in good shape. We had roof damage from Isaac, and the repairs, on the authentic slate roof took four months. We had to order slate from Vermont for the repairs! 


I'm interested in the site and forum to learn more about different ways to smoke. In the French Quarter you can't have a BBQ or Smoker on a balcony due to fire safety. We live on the third floor of our building, so no way to smoke or grill outside. I've been researching different ways to grill and smoke inside, and would enjoy hearing about any suggested methods, equipment etc. that would aid us in becoming proficient in smoking inside. 


All the best, 



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Hi Mike! welcome1.gifto SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it! The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

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

What about an electric smoker? Are those against the rules too? 

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welcome1.gif to SMF!  So glad you have joined us!  This place rocks!


Had relatives that lived on Royal Street..just up from Jackson Sq. Then they moved to St. Phillip Street!


If you need any help roaming around these parts...just shout!  I will be happy to help out!



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Yes, no heat source on the balcony as per the New Orleans Fire Marshall!
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Cruel and unusual punishment, no smoke! Well you'll just have to step up your tailgating Menu and do all the ball games.

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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HI Mike, and welcome aboard!  These forums are a great place for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  When in doubt, just ask and someone here will have the answer.  I'm sorry to hear you can't use a smoker outside your condo...that's a bummer!  To do any smoking inside, you'd have to figure out a way to vent the smoke...if you could could get past that, I'd think you could "southern engineer" something.  You'd need a heat source and a smoke generator.  



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