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first i would like to say thanks! because i have been reading here for about 2 months gaining some smoker smarts before even thinking of joining (never even thought of joining).


live in south alabama


just bought a mes 30 after doing the "what's the best for what im doing and what i need" scenario in my head over and over. then checked here and was convinced.


never smoked before now. read so many threads on the forum before i started so i would have some idea of what i was doing. it must have worked or it has been beginners luck!


im hooked! i have smoked several pork picnics, chickens, and just tried my hand at bricket (that was scary to try but had no problem at all and i do have pics of that 1!)


so anyway thanks again for all the help that you arent aware that you have given a total newb!!


oh yeah




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Welcome aboard, Rick!  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.  It sounds like you're off and running...Congrats on that new MES, and remember, just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.  Also, don't forget we love Qview!



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Hi Rick! 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!

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 Rick,



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'



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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!



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