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Hello to all :)

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Well, my name is Chris and I am from east Tennessee. I am VERY new to smoking and have my first smoker. I just figured if I am going to live in the south I need to know how its done biggrin.gif I have an offset smoker that I am very excited about learning how to use. Actually tomorrow I plan on using it for the first time to smoke 2 tenderloins (about 2lbs a piece). I have used it to BBQ some stuff and ran it empty for about 3 or 4 hours right after i got it. Anyway I am glad I found this place and hope to see you all around.

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Welcome to SMF Chris. . And congrats on the new smoker. You have found the right place to learn.. share. Meet.. and eat some good grub you learned to cook..
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Nice to meet ya Chris. You found the right place to enjoy a new pit. Becareful with those tenderloins, they are small without much natural fat. You might think about a bacon wrap or something that will help hold some moisture.


Folks here are pretty nice, the Guru's are total awesome sauce, they have PhD's in smokology. They may help you find your way around the search engine or to a specific tutorial you are looking for, maybe even point you to a person with superhuman abilities (you get a cape with those), in the area you are looking for. The search engine is full of info so try to be specific as to what you are looking to research.


Take notes! Get a notebook, journal, cardex, whatever you can dedicate to your smokes. Like a snipers kill book. Put in who what when were how and why of what you smoked. Add what you thought afterwards, what you'd change or want to research or ask about. You'll apprecaite that you did it.


And don't forget pictures. We all enjoy seeing your achievements because a picture is worth a gazillion texts. Besides you'll be surprized how they will inspires everyone to try new ideas.


Relax, smoke is about fun, if you think about work just sit down and wait till it passes.


Nice meeting you and look forward to all your good smokes.

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Hi Chris! 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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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us!


We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To upload the q-views just follow the directions here and it will be easier. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/125263/how-to-upload-a-photo-q-view-to-your-post

If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.


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. 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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Hi Chris, and welcome aboard!  You've found a great place to share ideas on our favorite pastimes...smoking and grilling great food!  There are plenty of friendly and knowledgeable people 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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