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Hello from Northern Minnesota!!

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Hello! I am Tom and I live in the first city on the Mississippi in Northern Minnesota.  I've always been intrigued with smoking.  I have a brother in law in Arizona who smokes meats regularly.  I finally said I can do this and for Christmas I got a Master Forge 2 door dual fuel (I have always used gas) smoker and then 6 weeks later I got your book for my birthday.  So far I have smoked whole chickens and turkeys and chicken wings, pork roasts for pullin, the woven tenderloins, (several times) pork spare ribs and today I did a sausage fatty.  I do alright and am quite happy with the results so far.  I do want to learn about draft and its effect on wood combustion (I seem to be making charcoal more than I am creating smoke).  So far I ve only used recipes from your book or newslwetter as my guide for main and sides!  No reason to drift too far too fast as the book has lots of great smoking projects with a variety of meats supported by your newsletter. I do use the dual digital temperature probes and am curious as to the best location for the smoker temp probe to be placed.


That's it for now!

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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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Glad you joined us Tom, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
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Hi Tom! 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!

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!

The best place for your smoker temp probe is right at grate level close to the food but not touching.
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welcome1.gif from the east coast. grilling_smilie.gif
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Welcome aboard, Tom!  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.



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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. 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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