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New Smoker from Ohio

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Hello Everyone!

 

I'm just getting into smoking and thought I'd hang stop and stay awhile.  I'm located in Northeast Ohio and just purchased my first smoker a little over a month ago. 

 

So far I've smoked duck, pork sholder for pulled pork, ribs, and a fatty.   I'm looking forward to smoking much more.

 

I have a Masterbuilt XL and look forward to one day filling it.

 

I work as a Network Engineer and have 2 co-workers that are big into smoking (and are helping me get going.)  Our smoke breaks are the fun kind.

 

This will seem backwards but I'm into trying to eat healthy.  Most people believe that you have to only eat green stuff and stay away from fat to do that but I believe that's not true.  I try to eat as naturally as possible and believe that smoking fits right into that!

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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!

I think smoked meats can be pretty healthy. Low and slow renders out most of the fat and if you lean trim your meat or throw away the fat while pulling them you end up wit some very lean meats. Since I started smoking I cut out eating fast food for lunch at work everyday and now bring my Q to work and my cholesterol has dropped over 30 points! First time I've been under 200 in many years!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!

 

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

 

Kat

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Welcome to the forums!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  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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