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Hellooo from Colorado

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Well let me introduce appropriately. My name is Justin talking with you all from Pueblo West, Colorado. This little slice is located in Southeastern Colorado. The region is mainly Dry and hot in the summer and cold and dry in the winter. On occasion we get some moisture. What prompted me to  begin smoking was a little you tube video showing how to make a small smoker with a hot plate. Well it worked smoke a small slab of ribs using the 3-2-1 method, using some Hickory and was blown away. Gave leftover sample to my family and they said it was Excellent! Well that did it, Game on.  Went to my local Home Depot after a little research and purchased a small dual fuel Master Built 4 rack smoker.  I also left out i smoked some Kokanee salmon filets and was taken by the flavor. Used Hickory again and a recipe off the web. I am will be asking for information as i travel the smokey road to brisket and Thanksgiving turkey ect. I am currently looking into making my own Bacon. Today i purchased my first piece of pig belly and was graciously given a half gallon of pre mixed cure and quik instructions from our small organic meat market. So without further a due let's smoke...

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Welcome to SMF! That is how it happens to a lot of people. One good smoke then another and another and then full blown smoking addiction!



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Hi Justin! 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!
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Welcome to SMF from another Colorado smoker!!! This has got to be the most helpful group of people in getting answers/advice etc. 


So where did you get the Pork Belly and how much per lb? 


Enjoy the journey and stay dry if you can!

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Welcome aboard, Justin!  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! 


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!



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Just a few pics from the MB Dual fuel smoker.

Can not forget the bacon.

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texas.gifHello, and Welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of good information and great people.



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Thank you all. The longer i am on the forum the more educated and hungry i become.
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