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Hello everyone, my name is Jesse.  I live in central Missouri, about an hour outside of St. Louis.  I am fairly new to smoking and BBQ and always have a ton of questions so I figured what better way to learn that getting intel from mass amounts of people who have been doing this far longer than I have.  I have started my hobby of cooking meat in a way that I have taken some flak from others.  I use a Materbuilt electric smoker and a generic gas grill.  My family members have been on me because I don't use charcoal grill and a tradition smoker, but my thoughts are start small and gradually move up in the world. 

I decided to get into smoking meats because my wife insulted me by telling me that someone else's turkey was the best she had ever eaten.  This cut me to the bone because I have cooked so many turkeys in the past and always received excellent reviews, but I had never smoked one.  This had to change, I couldn't let my wife like someone else's meat more that mine!  So far to date I have smoked about a dozen chickens, a handful of pork loins, a pork butt, a turkey, and big brisket!  I currently have a few ideas for new things like smoked salmon and I am actually doing a duck today!  I have never even tried duck before so I hope it is tasty.  

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Hello and Welcome to our addiction.  Many good folks here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have, and pictures help a bunch.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Check out Jeff’s 5 day smoking E-Course ( link below ) that will help you get started.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!

Danny

 

http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

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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.
David

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texas.gif  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a sunny and chilly day here in East Texas. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything. 

 

Gary

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