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1st time smoker from Minnesota

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Hello All! New member here. I hail from SE Minnesota. I just smoked my first hunk of meat and it turned out pretty well if i do say so myself. My family all loved it! I did 2 1.5lb marinated pork loins, figured that would be a easy one for a first timer. Maintained 250 degrees for about 4 hours, using Royal oak chunk charcoal and Stubbs wood chips, on a CharBroil American Gourmet Deluxe Offset smoker. Bought the unit last year and have since just used it as a grill. Yesterday i decided to give smoking a whirl. Looking forward to all the advice and tips and tricks available here.

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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!

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Glad you joined us FireFighter431 and congrats on your first smoke being successful, welcome1.gif from North Dakota!
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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.

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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Pics of my first attempt last Saturday.
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Looks delicious! Welcome aboard from a fellow southern Minnesotan.
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Looks great...congrats and Welcome aboard!!

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