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Howdy from Texas

post #1 of 7
Thread Starter 

Hello everyone. New member here from Houston, Tx and just wanted to introduce myself. 


I'm an outdoorsman.... love to hunt, fish, go boating, drink beer, grill/smoke, work in my garden, and spend time with my family. Just about anything outdoors. 


I've grilled food for many years, but just recently got addicted to smoking meat. I've got an old basic side fire box store bought pit (New Braunsfel smoker) 16" in diameter. Someone gave it to me years ago and I just started using it. It does ok for now, but I will be building a new one in the very near future. I'm really liking some of the ideas of people's builds in the other build forum. 


Looking forward to reading up on stuff on this site. Looks like a great place. Bear with me cause I am full of questions pertaining to my new addiction.   :)

post #2 of 7

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.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



post #3 of 7

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 #4 of 7
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!

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 #5 of 7

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!



post #6 of 7
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the warm welcome. I'm still learning my way around the site and will post more often in the future. Will be posting pics of all my smokes and also a new 24" smoker build I will be doing. 

post #7 of 7

Hello and welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us. 


I'm sure you will find many great ideas for your build. Don't hesitate to ask questions because we all learn and there are no dumb questions.


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