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Hi ya'll, I'm Charles and I have been smoking food for technically many years, but it was commercially when I worked in a locker plant. Now I started smoking at home and even though I've only done two pork shoulders and some cheese, I'm loving it. When I worked as a butcher it was just another part of my job, but now at home it's enjoyable. It's a nice hobby that my wife and I do it together. We also enjoy fishing together and can't wait to do some fish. Our son is an avid hunter and we have lots of goose breasts and venison in the freezer that I need to get working on too. 


I currently own a LEM electric smoker (it's ok I guess), an offset, and an AMSN 6x6. Next year I plan on purchasing another smoker, but am unsure which one yet. 


Here's my second try at a pork shoulder



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Hi Charles! 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!

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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Hello Charles, and welcome to the forums!  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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Welcome Charles. You lucky guy.  My wife is from S Dakota.  ....Cant get her to help around the smoker at all.  (Joking)

 Welcome to the forum. 


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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! Q-view (pictures) look good!


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!


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



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Glad you joined us Charles! welcome1.gif
I lived in Fargo/West Fargo for 23 years before moving out here north of Minot 6 years ago!
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Thanks everyone. 

Originally Posted by BDSkelly View Post

Welcome Charles. You lucky guy.  My wife is from S Dakota.  ....Cant get her to help around the smoker at all.  (Joking)

 Welcome to the forum. 


Brian, The best part is that my wife is the one that has asked me to look for a new smoker to buy next summer! After 10 years of marriage we finally have a hobby together and a it's great!

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She's a real keeper!  Anywho.  Welcome my friend! ...expecting to see you smoke pheasant before thanksgiving. 


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