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Hi guys, I'm Stuart and I'm 25 from Aberdeen in Scotland! I'm new to smoking, but I think 99.9% of Scotland are new to smoking. In fact, only 0.1% have probably ever heard about it! Smoking in climates like this does pose a number of problems (it seldom gets above 65 in Summer and can reach 14 easily in Winter), but hey, I like a challenge!! I have a Bradley Digital 4-rack Smoker and so far; I have successfully managed to smoke Salmon, Rainbow Trout, and numerous racks of baby back ribs! I've done a pork butt for making pulled pork but that wasn't as successful - that was my first ever smoke and I committed the cardinal sin of turning the heat up, among other things! It ended up nice but I smoked it for the full 10 hours without foiling and I think I grossly over-smoked it (if that's possible). I didn't rest it long enough either so it ended up not very pullable. Anyway, I learn from my mistakes and I won't do that again! I am determined to make a good go of it next time. Anyway - I digress - Hope to learn a lot of new things by being here and looking forward to speaking to other like-minded people. I love low and slow bbq! Stu!
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Welcome to the SMF Family...You just made the best move toward learning our Art that you could. You have a Great Smoker although I hope getting Pucks are not too much of a PITA or too expensive. Sounds like you are off to a good start but the free 5 day eCourse may be of value and consider becoming a Premier Member for just a few Pounds...JJ

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Hi Stu! 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!

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!

Here is a link to Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, that JJ spoke of, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!
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Welcome to the forums, Stu!  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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Hello Stu and welcome to the fun.  I am down south in the Midlands.  Originally from Texas.  If I can help with anything feel free to ask.  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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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. 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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