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Hello All,


I would like to introduce myself.  My name is Matt and I currently live in Green Bay, WI.  I have lived a few other places in our GREAT country, but for now this is where I will call home.  I will ALWAYS be a diehard PACKERS fan (hence the screen name smkndabears).  I have always loved the taste of smoked meat and have been talking about getting a smoker for years.  Well, my finance got sick of hearing me just talk about it and bought me a Masterbuilt Duel Fuel Smoker for Christmas.  My fist smoke was a brisket and a couple whole chickens in the middle of winter (I think it was about -20 wind-chill).  It turned out OK, but I definitely left room for improvement.  I have smoke about 5 more times since then (chicken and ribs) and it gets better with every smoke.  My ultimate goal???  I would love to smoke for a living off of straight wood.  At this point I am smoking off of propane.  There is just something about busting my rump on a product and then having friends\family tell me that the meal is great.  I would love to hear that from a stranger!!  I do enjoy hunting, so I do have an interest in smoking wild game and making it taste great.  I have grilled venison and we didnt really like it.  I would like to become confident enough that I could smoke ANY meat and it would turn out wonderful.  Wishful thinking???  Maybe, but that is my goal.

Thanks for reading and you will hear from me soon!!!


Matt (aka smkndabears)

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Hi Matt! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 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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Welcome to the forums! Matt! Glad you've joined us. You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!

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Great screen name Matt.  Welcome to the forum from another Wisconsin smoker.  This is definitely a great place to learn.

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


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