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Good morning. Guess I broke protocol and made this my second post but my name is Matt not a DR initials just so happen to be MD. I purchased a WMD (wep of mass destruction) I mean a WSM 18.5" on 5Jul13 currently sitting outside with the dogs (vizslas) waiting for it to heat up for a nice 5.75 Boston butt for PP tonight.
I have been in the Navy ever since I graduated in 2005 guess that puts me around 27 now. I am a Machinist Mate have served on the USS John F Kennedy big ole 1200PSI steam plant and the USS Carl Vinson which is nuclear powered and now on shore duty. Both are aircraft carriers and I slave away down in the pit or engine room/main machinery rooms working on the lube oil systems, potable water, propulsion, electrical generators etc. guess that's all therm is at 215 so it's close to that time.
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Hello Matt and welcome to the fun.  No protocol broken.  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  The trial and error method works well.  We will try to help you keep the errors to a minimum since we already made them for you.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


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Welcome to the forums, Matt!  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!


Thank you for your service to our country!  42.gif



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Welcome aboard. WSM(s) rock! Hope to see some of your cookin soon (don't forget the photos).
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Hi Matt! 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 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

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!

Thank You for your Service! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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Hi Matt - good to have another military man on the forums...I'm an old Army guy myself.


 welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


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Good Luck and Get Smokin'



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welcome1.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Thank you very much for your Service! 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 here in SMF....just give me a shout.  Happy to help any time!



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Happy smoken.


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Welcome aboard. You must be a good man if your from that area. I was raised in Chesapeake and still consider it home. If you ever have any questions, drop me a line. And thanks for your service Brother.

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