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I've been following Jeff's news letter for some years now. I've tried smoking in the past but never really got the hang of it. So with your help maybe I can get it. We retired from the Army about 2 years ago and moved to San Antonio for a new job. I just got me an Old Country offset smoker from academy. Not what I really wanted but it will have to do for now. Mark
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Hi Mark, and welcome to SMF! Glad you joined us. This is a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food! There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another. Any time you need help, just ask and you'll get plenty!

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Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.


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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members where you are located?  Might meet a few neighbors!


You should sign up for Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, and it's great!  This is chock full of great information....no matter what your experience level might be!


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 and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per Jeff in Rule #11. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!


Thank you so very much for your Service! usa.gif


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



post #5 of 7

Hello Mark and thanks for your service to your country.


I am just up the road in New Braunfels and it is nice to see some local folks come aboard.


Have a great day!



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Howdee Howdee Mark, thank you for your service! smilie_flagge13.gif


Is San Antonio still growing leaps and bounds? It was the fast growing place back in the 90's I ever saw, they built the loop and it was cram packed before they could finish. Amazing town. A friend long ago had a bar there, he's a retired roedeo guy from Mineral Wells. Smurf was a clown. But this isn't a rodeo board. And this is the Howdee-do area. Ok, one last off smoke question, is there still five military bases in San Antonio? You gotta love Texas politics.


The search engine here is just packed full of good information. The tutorials you'll fine exceedingly helpful. The search engine has things you will believe no one would have ever thought of in it, and in depth. research is good. The Guru's, those folks you'll see as a moderator or with tags saying OTBS, totally awesome sauce. If you have something specific you don't unerstand about the researched item they can clarify, and they type so fast they get special keyboards with cooling water attached. The folks you'll meet are all very helpful, throw something out there and you'll get a good discussion. Always remember if you don't add it to your profile, to always tell where you live and what you cook on. That is how specific the answers around here can get. Although its alot easier to add 'em in your profile.


I suggest even to the wisened old veterans that you start a notebook on your smokes, like a snipers killbook. Who, what, when, where, why and how. That way you can remember what you liked last time, what you didn't, then you can reseach your reasons and discuss what would be the best modification to attempt to aid in the change. A very smart Guru is the one who suggested the notebook to me. Besides wouldn't it be terrible when you hit that perfect smoke if you celibated the achievement and forgot what the magic difference was? Anyway its just a suggestion.


Glad you are here, remember it all supposed to be fun, no stress allowed!


Enjoy the smoke and welcome to my addiction.

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Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone. I look forward to learning a lot.
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