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Longtime griller; newbie smoker

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Just got my first smoker as a "house warming" / Father's Day gift. Already smoked some ribs and they turned out great. Located in Missouri.
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Cool man, nice meeting you. You'll find out this place is total awesome sauce! Search engine allows you to research near about anything and sometimes even to specific of a smoke to a meat. Its great. People are nice, the Guru's have forgotten everything that's not important, so if they don't know, it doesn't matter. <chuckles>


What type of smoker did you get? And where do you hail from, if you'll add the later to your profile it will allow easier more specific help to any of your questions.


There will soon be a bunch of master guru's here to welcome and help you get started. Remember its the day after Father's Day and they was mighty busy yesterday.


I'll make a suggestion, don't laugh either. Get a recipe cardex or a notebook or a flash drive or something and keep notes. Write down what you do, times, temps, brine's, sauces, rubs, even when you mess up. That way to can remember things you like and dislike and leave yourself suggestion to change and try. Seriously before the memory evaporates.


Glad your here. And welcome to my addiction.

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Welcome to the forums, Robert! 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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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?  Ya never know....just might meet some new neighbors!


Jeff offers a free 5 day E-Course.  It's packed with great information to matter what your experience level might be!


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. site links are not allowed here in SMF.


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



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Welcome aboard, great place great people

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In reply to those asking about my new smoker, it is a Char-Broil 816 sq in Charcoal Horizontal Smoker from Lowes.
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Also - thank you everyone for the warm welcome!  I'm looking forward to getting to know everyone, discovering new recipes, etc.

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I haven't been here that long myself but am so pleased that I somehow stumbled upon it.

Get to know how to use the search features!

Forum members are always willing to help.

Great place!
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