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Newbie just north of Seattle

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Not sure what to expect but based on the few posts I've read, looks like a smoking good time.  (Actually I'm into continuous learning and I anticipate lots of help with that.)

I'm native to the Seattle area, these days I call Snohomish home.  Pikaia is the name on my sailboat that I keep at the docks in Everett.


When I was younger, I found the challenge of charcoal cooking a blast then I went gas for convenience.  Just bought a Smokey Mountain Cooker/Smoker.

Slow Smoked a Pork Shoulder and made slaw to put on top of the pulled pork sandwiches this weekend...MMMM...

Think I'll keep both the Gas Grill and the Charcoal Smoker busy depending on that day's menu.


Pikaia (AKA Tom)

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Hi Tom! 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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Hey, neighbor!  Have fun with that WSM, and remember to post pics of both your triumphs and debacles. Otherwise, you'll see a lot of this:




We all learn from each other's smokes.




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welcome1.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


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. Just a teeny bit of information for some of the rules here at SMF before you get started, off site links are not allowed.


If you need any help roaming around the forums....give me a shout. I will be happy to help out!



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Welcome to the forums, Tom!  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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