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post #1 of 12
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Hello fellow smokers, well soon to be fellow smokers in my case. I’m a newbie with smoking. I just ordered my first smoker today. I went with the MES 30 from Amazon with a bag of apple wood chips. I relied heavily on the great recommendations I found on the site.

 I have been grilling for some time with charcoal and decided it was time to take the plunge after hearing my brother talk about smoking up some ribs. So, I talked with the wife and now my Christmas present is set to arrive this Thursday in time for Saturday’s game day festivities.

 

I look forward to reading all the great articles and post. I know I will need more than a few helpful hints to get the ball rolling. My first smoke will most likely involve a chicken. Not sure how I want to go about it yet. I would love any tips or recipes you have for wings. They are a favorite in our house.

 

Just a little about me. I’m 36 and recently got married to my wonderful wife Amber. We live in Alabama and can be found most football Saturdays with our friends around the grill with a cold beer watching the Tide Roll!

 

Thanks for having me and hope to hear from everyone soon!!!

post #2 of 12

welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! We have an Alabama Members Group here and would like for you to join us.  One day soon we are going to have a Gathering/Get together.

 

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!

 

Kat

post #3 of 12
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!
post #4 of 12

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.   

 

Gary

post #5 of 12
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Just got the smoker in and seasoned it up last night. Loved seeing that apple wood smoke bellowing out!!!

 

I stopped at the store and got a large pack of wings, which I hope to smoke up Saturday using the scarbelly recipe. Also picked up two whole chickens and a rack of ribs. I got the fever baby. lol

 

 

post #6 of 12

Be sure and send us some pictures

 

Gary

post #7 of 12

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.

Nice MES your going to love it. You might want to think about adding a AMNPS.

Would you add your location to your profile?

Happy smoken.

David

post #8 of 12
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Thanks for all the welcome messages. Getting use to the forum and loving all the info!!!

post #9 of 12

Just let everyone know what you are wanting to smoke and I am sure you will get a lot of help.

 

Gary

post #10 of 12
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Originally Posted by gary s View Post
 

Just let everyone know what you are wanting to smoke and I am sure you will get a lot of help.

 

Gary

Will do Gary! Thanks!

post #11 of 12

Hello Bama77,

 

welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

 

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!

 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

 

worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

 

 

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

post #12 of 12
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by PGSmoker64 View Post
 

Hello Bama77,

 

welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

 

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!

 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

 

worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

 

 

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

Feel free to check out my post. You will see plenty of pics. Thanks for the reminders. lol

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