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Been reading for a couple weeks, and have to say i'm still to intimidated by the process of smoking meats to hit the buy link in my amazon cart.  I know it sounds simple, but I hate failing and I hate failing even more when it's a great cut of meat.  I only plan on buying the MES 30, at 177, seems hard to beat, also have plenty of wood, a cover and a dual probe thermometer saved.

 

I'm 28, from near Cleveland Ohio. The wife and I just moved back recently from college and bought our first house (New construction) I enjoy working on the house, and would like to get more into woodworking eventually.

 

I always have the mindset, if someone else can do it so can I.  Obviously I'm not trying to join the world's strongest man course or something, but I'll give anything a try.  So, give me some encouragement to join the crew here.  I don't currently frequent any other forums but have been reading all I can here lately and think I'll stick around.

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Hello, and welcome to the site

 

Gary S

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Welcome to the group!  As you've seen already, there's a lot of information here on SMF and lots of people who will respond to any request for help.

 

You sound somewhat like me.  My primary hobby is woodworking; most of our furniture consists of things I've built.  I entered the more advanced projects with fear, but took the attitude that you have: If someone else can do it, so can I!

 

On the cooking side, I've been cooking in one way or another since I was about 5 years old.  I've grilled since I was a teen, but started slowly when it came to smoking.  I've never been afraid of trying something and sometimes it didn't work out quite right, but I kept going.  Now, I'm fairly accomplished at smoking quite a few things.

 

So, dive in and show us what you can do!!!

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Welcome, glad ya joined us !
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Trigger pulled, there's a food truck that comes weekly to my work called Tony's Truck Stop, and I talked to him for a long time this morning about anything and everything I guess.

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