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Hello from Delaware

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Just wanted to say hi and introduce myself. My name is Matt but you probably already figued that out from my username and I live in Newark, DE. I'm brand spankin new to smokin and I've never owned a smoker or done it yet but I love eating the smokey delicious holyness of brisket and sauasage and I already love to cook/ grill.


I'm still in my researching phase of getting into smoking meats and am trying to decide weather to go gas or electric. I keep jumping back to char-coal and the Weber smoker but I really dont think I want to put in the time to manage coals or wood for fuel. It's a bit overwhelming with how many smokers are on the market and how to choose a solid beginners one that works well but doesn't break the wallet. I'd like to stay $300 or less with my budget.


Anyway, I'm sure I'll ask PLENTY of questions and I look forward to learning a lot and getting into a new level of outdoor cooking!


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Welcome to SMF, you can learn a lot here.

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  You just might meet a few new neighbors here! 


Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to use...no matter what your experience level might be!  http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse


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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Welcome to the forums, Matt!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...grilling and smoking great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable people here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty!



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Hi Matt! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us!
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Where in the forum should I start posting my complete newb questions about getting started? I'm going to search for my questions first and also sign up for the eCourse but just in case I can't find the specifics I want I would like to make sure I'm asking in the right section. The question will probably pertain to basic beginner supplies, Using a Gas Grill Smoke, and then purchasing a gas smoker.


I think I want to attempt smoking on my Weber Genesis before going out and buying something.

Found this link: http://amazingribs.com/tips_and_technique/gas_grill_setup.html

post #7 of 7

Hi Matt.


The link you found is a good tutorial for setting up a gas grill to smoke. 


For basic supplies for smoking, browse these forums:






If you are considering purchasing a gas smoker, browse this forum:




And you can always just post specific questions in the General Discussion forum, and everyone will pitch in and give you the answers you need.


Good luck!



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