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Hey guys,

    wh42 here, or you can call me Ben. I've been lurking here for about 2 months, reading and soaking in information and of course those mouth watering pictures you all post, and have just begun my journey into smoking heaven. I'm a professional baker, sous chef, and kitchen manager. I've worked multiple restaurants, from a diner to large gourmet kitchens serving 400+ a night, and currently work as a chef and kitchen manager for a large hospital. Cooking has been a hobby and profession of mine since as early as I can remember when my grandmother taught cooking and had her own TV show. Now I'm here to further my knowledge, and provide as much help as I can in any other aspect of cooking you may need.


Other hobbies include playing bass guitar, fishing, hiking, boating, computers, software engineering, and of course spending as much time as I can with my family.


So without drawing this out any further, if there's anything else you'd like to know or would just like to chat, feel free to post a reply or drop me a PM.

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Welcome  to Smoking Meat Forums! You are going to meet a group great of people.

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Welcome to the forums, Ben!  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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Thanks for the welcomes red and woodcutter!

A happy independence day to you and all of SMF too!
On that note, how about some buckboard fresh out of the smoker this morning?
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Welcome wh42! It is great that a professional chef like yourself joins the forum. Looking forward to your ideas and perspectives!



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Welcome aboard WH42!welcome1.gif


I'm sure your expertise will benefit many!


Happy Independence day!!!  usa.gif

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Happy July 4th! usa.gif


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. Rule #11......"Off Site Links are not allowed here at SMF" is something new. There are other simple guidelines for all of us to remember as we interact here.


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



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Hi Ben! 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!

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 site from Sennett, NY.  Where in NY are you?



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welcome1.gifwelcome1.gifwelcome1.gif What kind of smoker/grill are you cooking on?
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