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Hi all - 


New SMF member here from the great prairie lands of North Dakota.  Have made my own venison sausage from commercial spice mixes many times and got the urge to start smoking it.  Asked my family for a smoker as a Father's Day gift, and my first batch of bratwurst is smoking in my new SMF 40 as I type.  I haven't even tasted it yet and already I'm hooked!  Lurked on the forum for a few weeks reading many very informative posts, and now I'm going to start asking questions of all you seasoned smokers!



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welcome1.gif PB 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!

We have an Articles section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

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! 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.gif , PB . Glad to have you here... hope you call this home (we are the Best anyhow).biggrin.gif

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Welcome puntbumper!  Glad you

joined us!



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Great place awesome folks, unbelieveable search engine, but you'll figure all this out soon enough.

The Guru's are so good they can be equipment to geographic region specific with answers although N D. is a bit far off.


I will make a suggestion, that from now you you keep a log. A book, file, flash drive, card-ex, recipe book with all your cooks. It make your life a lot easier when you remmebr what you like and didn't like last time. Fill a cook with date, meat, smoke, preps like brines and rubs and trimming, time and temp in the smoker and IT, rests and /or foils. Then come back and do a post evaluation so the next time you know what to tweak and what not. It really helps.


Welcome to the boards and welcome to my addiction.

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


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