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Hello everyone, I just wanted to introduce my self. My name is Paul (aka Jazzbo) and I live in Tuscaloosa Alabama.

I moved here from Southeast Missouri in 2010. I have been a BBQ lover since I was 10 or 11. I was excited about sampling the very famous Southern BBQ. Man was I let down. Anyway after trying out about 25 different Q restaurants in the state, I came away with the same result every time....disappointment. It was then I decided to buy a very cheap electric smoker (please don't throw stones at me) to see if I could even replicate or make good BBQ. I really didn't expect the electric smoker to last longer than a year or so, but three years later it's still going strong getting a regular weekly or bi-weekly workout.

I am not a "electric only" advocate as I do cook "old school style" too. I just have to go to a buddy's house to do it.

The smoker that sits on my porch is a Masterbuilt 30". It serves me well and I have learned different "tricks" to using it and getting better results. It's been a great investment!

Looking forward to all the discussions and info that I can glean on this forum.
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Originally Posted by Jazzbo View Post

 It was then I decided to buy a very cheap electric smoker (please don't throw stones at me) 

Hi Jazzbo


I haven't been here long myself, but one thing I've seen, no stone throwing goes on here. Very nice folks at this forum!


Poke around and you can learn a lot here.



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Hey Paul

Welcome to the Smoking forum. You’ll find great , friendly people here, all more than willing to answer any question you may have. Just ask and you’ll get about 10 different answers—all right. LOL. Don’t forget to post qviews.

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texas.gif  Good afternoon and welcome to the forum, from a finally cooling down East Texas. Lots of great people and tons of information.  




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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...
Happy smoken.

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