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Marcopolo from Colorado

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Howdy Everyone !

My name is Marco, and I live/work in northern Colorado. I've been cooking and working as a professional chef for nearly 20 years, however my bbq experience has been limited to smoking about a half dozen whole hogs, backyard grilling and then oven braising meats rather than smoking because I didn't have the equipment.  I've been in the foodservice business since 1976.  I've been happily married for 22+ years, and my wife & I have a beautiful teenage daughter.

I've also been homebrewing beer for the last five years, and I just became a certified beer judge thru the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program).  I've been kinda messing around with food & beer pairings for the last five years as well.

I'm in the process of buying a used (1996) electric Cookshack smoker for the work kitchen, and I've been thinking about building an outdoor kitchen at home for a few years as well.

I look forward to being part of this community.


Cheers !


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Hi Marco! 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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Welcome aboard, Marco!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of 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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thanks ! will do !

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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! 


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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