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Big lover of BBQ and especially brisket, so have decided with the purchase of a new house it is time to get a smoker. What better way to feel at home than with some good real BBQ?  Never done anything with a smoker, but enjoy spending weekends BBQing various meats and having a few friends over.  Been looking at this forum on and off for a few years, and thought I should sign up and actually learn a thing or two.  Thinking I will pick up a WSM in the next few weeks, hopefully off craigslist and then get started right away.

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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 don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

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!
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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 TulsaJeff. 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 #4 of 11
Welcome to SMF. Im in NE California about 5 hours from you. Glad to have you with us and congrats on the new house.
post #5 of 11

Bay Area, CA?   Where the heck is that?  LOL     Let me know when dinner is ready,  I'll be there.


Oh and welcome to SMF

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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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texas.gifHello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything.   Been a lot of great BBQ come from a WSM



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Welcome to the forums!  You've found the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks here 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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Bay Area, you say. Depending on your location and the average amount of adult beverages you consume during a smoke I would be willing to give you some help that will really get you out of the gate running. : )


Good luck either way.

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Welcome.  Always nice to have a NorCal smoker and especially a Bay Area smoker on the team.

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Hey Wolf

Welcome to the forum.  You won't believe the information you'll gather here


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