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Howdy all! Long time smoker here. I was actually turned on to this site for Sausage making info because I want to get into making and smoking my own along with the Brisket and PP. I didn't realize the resources that where here were so vast. I've already spent a good amount of time lurking the past few days and have built quite a list of "I have to do that!" items. A little bit about myself, retired Navy in 2006 (EWCS, 26 yrs) Born and raised in Texas but despite my best efforts I couldn't seem to get away from Washington state when I retired due to a few roots put down and the post retirement job. I'm also a homebrewer and my Home Brewery name is "Lost Texan Brewery" which might explain the handle. I have 3 smokers, OK Joe, Brinkman bullet (the green multi use one) and an older Smokey Mountain gas unit. All of them have their place but the OK Joe is my newest challenge. Trying to work out the kinks and learn stick burning. Having two hobbies (actually 3 if you count the woodworking) that can take up some time is challenging but rewarding as well and for some reason SWMBO tolerates my indulgences. Looking forward to interacting more and learning more as well. Lou
Edited by LostTxBrewnQ - 7/25/13 at 3:35pm
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  Welcome Lost. Glad to have you with us! As you have seen, plenty of info here as well as some great sausage makers. Feel free to ask questions but don't forget the Q-view!



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


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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Hello Lou, 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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Quick question, I have tried to update my profile but every time I cleck the icon it just reloads the page. No profile questions come up. What am I doing wrong?
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Originally Posted by LostTxBrewnQ View Post

Quick question, I have tried to update my profile but every time I cleck the icon it just reloads the page. No profile questions come up. What am I doing wrong?

What browser are you using?
Oh and BTW 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!
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!
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IE 8.0 with no pop-up blocker running.
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A lot of people have been having problems using IE on here. Google Chrome works a lot better.
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Welcome to SMF. Im always glad to see a fellow Washingtonian join the ranks...

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welcome1.gif from the east coast.! grilling_smilie.gif
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