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Hi All,

 

My name is Doug.  My wife, four children, and myself live in Jacksonville FL.  I would consider myself more than a casual smoker but definitely not an expert - maybe an enthusiast?  I've been smoking meat on a regular basis for about 7-8 years and grilling since my teens.  Recently purchased a Smoke Hollow LP 44" smoker.  Previously, I was using a MasterBuilt electric and offset barrel smokers before that.  With four kids, I had to get away from "purist" aspect of tending the fire and decided to go the electric/LP way.  As far as a grill goes, I have only used a Weber charcoal grill.  That's what Dad taught me cook on and I see need to change.  I considered going gas when life got busier years ago (wife, 4 kids), but someone suggested a charcoal chimney and it worked great.  The wife will even fire it up when I'm on my way home from work if we are pushed for time.

 

Well, I think that's the basics.  I look forward to meeting some good people and learning a few things.

 

Doug

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Welcome aboard, Doug!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas.  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

 

Red

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Hi Doug! welcome1.gif to 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!
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Welcome to SMF! Just a friendly warning. Statistics show that after joining you will go from an enthusiast to an obsessive smoker. Happens all the time!

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

 

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those "pesky little rules" before plunging into the forums. This just tells you what is allowed and what could be a "no-no".  biggrin.gif

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

 

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

 

Kat

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