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Hello everyone. I just wanted to put a post in over here so I can avoid the future recommendation to introduce myself. I'm 28, from Indianapolis, went to school and worked as a chemist for a while, went back to school, and am now in my final year of dental school. I've been pretty busy with school the last few years and finally have time for a hobby...and why not have a hobby where I can sit around all day and drink beer, play with fire, and then enjoy a delicious meal afterwards.

I'm completely new to smoking. After reading through the forums on here I decided on the new big block GOSM which will be arriving this week (thanks to whoever suggested it was on sale at BJ's wholesale...you saved me a good $100-150). I wanted to say thanks to everyone else who's posted all the great information on this site. It's been a great source of info (well after I figured out how to interpret all the dang abbreviations!!!)
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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! There is an area that will tell you what the abbreviations mean.  they can get confusing at first!  http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/73935/acronyms


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


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Hiya Bowtiensm, and welcome

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Hello , Bowtie. Glad to have you here on the Forum and really hope you can call us Home and Family biggrin.gif .


Send us a bunch of Q-view (another acronym ROTF.gif), and show us your new toy on it's arrival.


Oh , and here's one more acronym for you ... O.S.D.  , it's what you're about to get into... icon_eek.gif


Have fun and as always . . .

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Hello Bowtie,


    Welcome to the best smokers forum on the net.

Can't wait to see the new toy, and then some great Qview!!


Happy Smokin'



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Welcome to the forums! 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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