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Mustering from Augusta, GA

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Hello!

 

My name is Ben and I'm in the Navy, stationed at Fort Gordon over near Augusta, GA. I planning on picking up a smoker this weekend or coming week and I look forward churning out some awesome food. Probably gonna start out with a chicken, some ribs, and a butt. I have a passion for Cajun cooking so I'll probably try to blend that into my smokes. Originally I'm from Florida and we have some pretty good BBQ down there but since I've come up here to GA I constantly go across the border to SC for their BBQ, it's pretty awesome with lots of mustard and vinegar flavors so I'll definitely try and work with that too. Thanks for letting me join y'alls community, I'm about to start diving into the forums so I can learn as much as i can before I start my first smoke.  

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Hi Ben! 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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Thank you for your service Ben and 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.

David

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Welcome to the forums, Ben!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  So many friendly and knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just holler when you need anything, and someone here will have the answer.

 

Thank you for your service to our country!  usa.gif

 

Red

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Thank you so very much for your Service! usa.gif

 

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!

 

Kat

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welcome1.gif from up north! Thanks for your service. Look forward to hearing from you. What kind of smoker are you thinking of getting? grilling_smilie.gif
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I'm going tomorrow to pick up a Masterbuilt propane smoker, probably gonna try out some ribs and a butt using a bourbon sauce I found on the forums here and my own special cajun rub. We'll see how it goes. Thanks so much to you all, I've already learned a whole lot from this forum that should help my first smoke be successful (hopefully!).

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