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Hello from Phoenix, AZ.  I Moved from Baltimore, MD after the my 6 year Army tour to Phoenix, AZ in 1970. Just recently retired after 44 years in the telecommunications industry and now have more time on my hands to explore smoking meats and working on my bucket list.  For the last 15 years I have  been grilling and smoking on charcoal grills using the indirect and off set methods.  Just bought a 2 door Master Built Gas Smoker and I have been checking out this site and have learned some good tips. Already bought  Jeff's Smoking Meat Book and 5 day smoking PDF.  I’m finding that trying to get the box temperature below 250 degrees is difficult when the outside temperature is 100 and the box temp is 126 before you give it gas. This is the life in Phoenix in the summer but come winter it will be great smoking weather. I’m looking forward to the ideas and tips from my fellow smokers. 

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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 might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-Course, it has great information to use no matter your skill level!


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. 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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Welcome to the forums!  This is 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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