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Hi all,


My name is Ryan and am from southeast Iowa. I recently purchased a charbroil gas smoker. I would rather have a Traeger but that was not in the budget. I am also fairly new to the sport of smoking meats and do not have the experience to use wood as a fuel. I am avid in hunting and fishing and look forward to finding ways to prepare game that I harvest. Got a rack of ribs on the smoker as I type this and am excited to see how they turn out. I am fairly confident that like my father I will find a love for this hobby and end up spending more money than I should with it. 

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Hi Ryan! 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!

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!

Would you do us a favor and add your location to your profile, it helps others to know where you are when they offer advice, Thanks!

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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Ryan , Hello and Welcome to the SMF. Hope you make this your home for all things BBQ.

Here's a bit of help with your Wood burning :


Hope your Ribs turn out great and if your Father is anything like mine and I am to my Son... there's no doubt you'll be digging in your pockets from now


Good luck in you new Hobby and as always . . .

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Welcome to the forums, Ryan!  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! 


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Ryan welcome1.gif

Happy smoken.


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