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[/B]hello! Have always wanted to learn about the smoking world. So one day last week I went to Lowes and bought a Master Forge electric smoker. Went with electric because I don't have to keep an eye on temperature. That same day, went to the grocery store and picked up a butt shoulder portion to make some pulled pork BBQ! Looked around the net came across this forum and used the times and temps people suggested and it turned out near perfect. The next day did some bb ribs with a rub I made, and nobody got any but me Lol. Today I am back smoking a butt for more pulled bbq . I want to thank all the folks on here that have posted their successfull andununsuccessful attempts at these as they are VERY helpful to a beginner. Thanks again everyone. Going to try my hand at salmon later this evening wish me luck!
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:welcome1:Adam.  glad you decided to join us.  The search bar can really be your best friend when looking around.  If you have any questions just throw them on out. someone will be along to help out.  Don't forget the PICS!!!

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Good Luck! From what I have seen here...folks love the smoked salmon.


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 TulsaJeff (the forum owner). 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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Welcome to the forums, Adam! 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.

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I had the same experience as you. Finding this forum made being a beginning smoker a lot easier.


Welcome to SMF.



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Thanks for the warm welcoming. In less than an hour I should have some pics of what comes out of my smoker! If I don't forget before I eat it:biggrin:.
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Welcome to the forums.  Lots of great information and wonderful community of people that will help you every step of the way. Brian

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Welcome to the forum!


Where are you at in East TN?  I lived in Lenoir City for seven years.  Nicest, most sincere people on the planet.

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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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Hi Adam! 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!

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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Originally Posted by Damnthatsgood View Post

Welcome to the forum!

Where are you at in East TN?  I lived in Lenoir City for seven years.  Nicest, most sincere people on the planet.

greeneville. great place to live
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