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Howdy from McKinney, TX

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Howdy, my name is Brett and I live in McKinney, TX (on the north side of the Dallas metroplex). 

 

I have been grilling for years on a variety of grills (in-ground natural gas grill at my parent's house, Weber Kettles with charcoal, the little in ground charcoal grills at camp sites, and finally my very own Weber  propane 3-burner grill), but I have never owned a smoker. Although I have been wanting one for several years.  I have gone so far as trying to use the cast iron smoker boxes in the gas grill, but never got the results I was wanting.  So I am still a smoker newbie....

 

But last week my in-laws neighbor gifted me his Smoke Hollow No. 5 because he got a new smoker and needed to make room in the back yard.  Fast forward to this weekend and my first smoking foray...rack of baby back ribs, tri-tip and corn on the cob.  Had the in-laws over and they and my wife all raved.   Hopefully they weren't just being nice.  But it could have also been the margaritas that I provided....LOL.

 

 

Looking forward to getting to know you all virtually and benefiting from the collective knowledge here, and hopefully being able to contribute...

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Welcome aboard, Brett!  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.  Congrats on the new (to you) Smoke Hollow, and welcome to your new addiction!  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

 

Red

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Hi Brett! 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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Hi Brett,

 

 

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'

 

Bill

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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. 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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