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Rookie in East Texas

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Glad to be a part of the group.  I am sure for a while I will be "lurking and learning."  Already have seen a great info and looking forward to learning more.


I live in Jacksonville, TX, 25 miles from my hometown of Tyler.  My vocation has taken me to many parts of the state of Texas and it is interesting to be back in the area where I grew up.


I began smoking about a year ago.  It was something that I had always wanted to do.  My son-in-law found me a smoker that a friend of his was selling and, after some initial reading and talking to others, I was on my way.  My best compliment was from my 94 year old Mom last Thanksgiving.  I told her that I would smoke the turkey instead of the traditional one she always bought from a local place in Tyler.  She said the turkey was better than any she had ever received from said establishment in Tyler.  Of course, she is my Mom and she is 94!  HA


I continue to try new rubs and, in the process, hope to develop one that is just right for me.


Good to be with you.



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Glad you joined us Jerry, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
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Welcome to the forums, Jerry! 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 Jerry! 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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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.


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



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