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Name:  JB

Occupation:  Software Design

Hobbies:  Recording and playing music, most sports, BBQ (duh), and most recently (and importantly), being a daddy!


BBQ story:


I've got some friends who have always been BBQ snobs.  You know the type (look in mirror - now)...the ones who are quick to interject that hamburgers and hotdogs over an open fire is not BBQ.  I fought with them for a while.  Having owned a Weber 22.5 kettle for some time, I decided to get a Smokenator.  I slowly (pun) became better and better.  I started with pork shoulder and moved on from there.  I've since smoked many great pieces of meat and, as of about a month ago, I upgraded to a WSM 22.5.  Of course, I now agree that grilling and BBQ are two different things altogether.


I have now given my Smokenator to a close friend and I'm showing him the ropes.  I may eventually upgrade to a wood/firebox type of smoker but for now - I *love* not adding wood every hour.  Even if I do upgrade, I will keep the's been great.  Here's to hoping the WSM will burn LONG and SLOW for many many many hours straight.








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Hi JB! 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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Hi, JB! I love your hobby of being a dad. That is something to be proud of.


You obviously already have some smoking chops and I am looking forward to learning from you posts.



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  Hi JB. Glad to have you with us! Will be looking forward to your q-view!smile.gif



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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 Fire, 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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Hi JB and welcome to the forums!  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 anything and someone here will have the answer.
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