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post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hello to all. Glad to have found this forum, looks like a lot of good information and tips on here.


My wife, two boys and I live in Southwest Arkansas where the Sulphur River meets the Red River. I've got a homemade smoker/grill and have been wearing it out lately trying new recipes. We've been grinding a little sausage also, mostly with wild hogs that are trapped in the pastures. Just a greenhorn on the grinding but I want to learn a lot more about it.


Looking forward to getting to know ya'll.

post #2 of 12

Welcome Tom! I just rejoined yesterday and I love it here. I also do sausage but with store bought shoulders. I just did a marathon 30lb weekend - made sage, chorizo and italian. Yummo!



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

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 #5 of 12

Welcome to SMF Tom and were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite………


The Qveiw




Happy smoking



post #6 of 12
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the info KathrynN...that's easy enough. Pics a 3 pound baloney chub a friend talked me into smoking a few weeks


post #7 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.   Where abouts in south Texas



post #8 of 12
Thread Starter 

My place is located in the very Southwest corner (swamp land) of Arkansas. App. 10 miles from Louisiana, 20 miles from Texas and 35 miles from Oklahoma. I work in Texas and travel all over it...where's Whitehouse?

post #9 of 12

About 8 miles south of the Loop in Tyler down Hyw 110



post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 

Hey Gary. Yep I've been by there many times. Always enjoy going to Tyler. Nice country down that way.

post #11 of 12

How far from Plane Dealing ?



post #12 of 12

Hi Tom,


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'



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