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Howdy from Fort Worth Texas!

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Howdy y'all! :)

I'm new to Smoking meat! My father-in-law makes some great smoked meat meals and I am always talking his ear off about how much I love the flavors! He got me a masterbuilt 30" electric smoker for Christmas 2 years ago and all I have done is season it.

I'm here to learn how to smoke meat the right way and to do it in a way that the whole family will enjoy! Looking forward to learning from SMF gurus!

Thanks for welcoming me!
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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!
post #3 of 11

Hello and welcome to SMF! You got it 2 yrs ago and haven't used it - for shame!!! Get busy smoking some wonderful foods and of course, don't forget the q view!

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Shamey Shamey!  Get that smoker cooking!!!!


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!



post #5 of 11

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.


post #6 of 11

Howdy Tex,


welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.


One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!


So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...


worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'



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welcome1.gif from the east coast. Good to meet ya! grilling_smilie.gif
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Welcome to the forums, Tex!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and someone here will have the answer.



post #9 of 11

Boy, are you at the right place!


I only started smoking last fall and had limited success until I found this forum. There is so much information in the postings you could never try all the great ideas in a lifetime. The members are generous with their experience and have given great answers to all questions.


One of the ways I have learned the most is posting my projects with pictures. I have received great suggestions, ideas and support.


I hope you like the forum as much as I do.


Welcome to SMF.



post #10 of 11

Howdy neighbor!!! , Im around the corner in Arlington... Welcome to SMF. You have come to the right place to learn.... 

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Welcome ! As you browse around the Forum think you will find the information and "secrets" of some of the best smoking chefs (amateur and professional),lots of great recipes, and just good ol plain folks who you feel like you have known all your life. Everyone likes to see the pictures and the play by play !   If you are looking for advice or criticism, just ask....everyone here is here to enjoy their passion for smoking and cooking and making new friends.


You have found the right place to learn.



Dexter / New Braunfels, TX

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