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Glad to be here!

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I just found SMF thru a good friend and really like what I see. I am a long time smoker and griller and burn some meat every chance I get. I currently live in Louisiana, so have a longer grilling season than in past locations. Not to be slowed down, I was often seen sweeping snow off the picnic tables in Germany to break out the portable grill when stationed there in the Army.

I grill pretty much anything I can eat - meat (of course), vegetables, fish, pizza, stir fry.

I currently have a New Braunfels smoker and a Weber Kettle grill for everyday BBQ. One of the local New Orleans area chefs was recently featured in the newspaper and one of his quotes touched my heart - "The first thing you need to do, if you have a gas grill, is get rid of it!" Wood or charcoal is real BBQ and electricity if the landlord doesn't allow open flames.

I am looking forward to being a part of this forum.
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Welcome to the forums! 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.gif to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Thank you so 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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Welcome Eagle, its not such a bad state after all. Now if we can just figure out how to smoke some of them craw-daddies. Sorry couldn't help myself there, saw that on the Beverly hillbillies once and still laugh about it. All the hippies at the park smoking craw daddies.....LOL


Ifs a great place, the search engine is bustin at the seams with knowledge. I mean were else could ya find recipes for smoked deviled eggs. The Guru's you've started meetings are like the resident experts, what they don't know, they know the phone number to call and find out. They have everyone from food microbiologists to alligator gar hunters here so when presenting a question be specific. Did I mention the people? Out-frickin standing, a nice balanced mob of Heinz varieties.


When you have a question, first try the search engine, then ask a Guru for further explanation or maybe some small point you didn't understand. Take pictures, everyone here wants to enjoy your smoking abilities growth, besides you might do something we need to try also.


Its nice to meet you, if I can help you and you don't see me on, just drop me a /PM.


Enjoy your smoke and welcome to my addiction.

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Welcome to the SMF Family and Thank You for your Service...We look forward to what you have to share with the Qview of all the stuff you stick on the grill or in the Smoker. Remember...th_nopicsye3.gif Enjoy you time here...JJ

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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 <a href=>Articles</a> 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 <a href=>Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course</a>, it will teach you all the basics plus a whole lot more!

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