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Howdy from Austin!

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Hello! I'm Dave. I'm a novice to smoking red meat although I've been successful with turkey and chickens over the years (my wife only eats poultry) but i want to start smoking pork shoulder, brisket, beef short ribs and pork ribs. I use an electric smoker, indirect heat smoking over hardwood coals in an open pit (cowboy smoking I guess) and also keep small soaked chips in foil packets handy for rushed propane cooking with my Weber grill.
I was a touring guitarist for 16 years and became a stay at home Dad a little over a year ago with my 3 year old boy and cooking buddy, Lucas. I love gardening, home brewing and I'm always excited to learn some tricks around the old grill!
I'm lucky to live in a town that has great BBQ!
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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Awesome! Thanks!
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Welcome to the forums, Dave!  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.  Good luck with that build project, and just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty!


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Hi Dave, welcome to the forum.



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Hi Dave,


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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