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Hi All

On Jeff's advice I thought I'd add some personal details for you.

I'm referred to as Smiff even though my real name is Paul (Smith), I'm 63 and live in a beautiful part of Australia called Tasmania. If you Google it you'll see it's a small island of about 500,000 people that sits south of Australia. I live on Mount Wellington about 500metres up in the capital city of Hobart. Our little town's called Fern Tree. I'm married to a Kiwi (New Zealander) and she's a great wife and bloody good cook.


I've done lots of courses including a sausage making course and a hot smoking course but I've never done a cold smoking one. I have some mates who are hunters and serious sausage makers and one guy who is right into cold smoking meats. I have just procured a commercial steam dumpling cooker that I intend to convert into a smoker and then I want to get into this meat smoking game.


I've joined the SMF because it seems like a very well organised group from which I might be able to get support and ideas and who knows I might even get to a standard where I can give some input also.


Feel free to communicate and I'll share any information or pictures that I can.


Regards and thanks



post #2 of 8

welcome1.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!  Would you mind updating your profile to show others where you are located?  There are a few Aussies in the membership!

Also....sign up for Jeff's E-course.  It's great and you will learn so much from it!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse The Course is great for anyone no matter what your experience level may be!



If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



post #3 of 8

Hello Paul!



  welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif


Good Luck and Get Smokin'



post #4 of 8

Hello Paul, and welcome to the forum. I hope you enjoy being with us.




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welcome1.gif to SMF! Thanks for joining!
post #6 of 8

Welcome aboard, Smiff! Glad you joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas. Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who enjoy helping one another.

post #7 of 8
Thread Starter 

Thanks for that. I tend to get involved with other crap when I get home and don't spend much time on sites like this. To be honest I believe you're right in the depth of knowledge and information on this site that I must make a concerted effort to view it more frequently. When I find out how to share some pics with the others I send through a few of our back yard and other cooking items I have made.


Thanks for the welcome



post #8 of 8

texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ......... 



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