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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 

As the title implies I'm very new at this smoking buisness.
In the warm months I become the household outdoor cook, you know the "I'm not heating up the kitchen" thing.

I do ok but, while steaks and burgers are ok, it gets old and I was looking for something else / better. Then I ran across smoking-meat.com !

I have a char-broil electric and have had mixed results. I have much to learn!!!! From the little I've looked around, this forum seems to be just what I was looking for.
post #2 of 16
Welcome JohnT. If you're looking learn new things to create on the smoker then you've come to the right place. Lots of good people hear who cook up some unique food. I've learned a ton since I joined. Good luck and dont forget the pics.
post #3 of 16
Welcome aboard. This is the place to ask questions. Great group of supportive folks here. Remember we like to view your Que.
post #4 of 16
you are in the right place,,i am new here also and in the short time i am here i found everyone very friendly and super helpfull....i also am talkng the free e lessons that are offered and find them to be informative....
post #5 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the warm welcome.
The few min's I've looked around here I've already learned quite a few things.

1. I use TOO much wood
2. If I get serious about smoking I'll probably need a better smoker

I've seen references to reviews of smokers on the forum, but can't seem to find them??
post #6 of 16
Hi JohnT!...Welcome to the SMF!... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif It's a Great little place to be!...

Great Folks, Great Food, Tons of info...and more Fun than you can shake a rib bone at!...

Check out Jeff's Free 5 Day eCourse!...It'll get you started off right...and you can't beat the price!...

Got questions?...Just ask...There'll be someone around shortly to give you the answer!...

Again...Welcome aboard the SMF!...We're glad to have you with us!...

Until later...
post #7 of 16
Congrats for joining the best site available! I have the same brand electric smoker and it seems to work O.K. I'm still new to this but my goal is to get the GOSM once I get better.

Good luck
post #8 of 16
You have found the right place for all your "Q" needs . Welcome aboard!!
post #9 of 16
Welcome John T -

If you get serious about smoking you'll probably need lots of smokers - it's addictive!
post #10 of 16
Welcome to SMF JohnT!!! Be sure and take advantage of that 5-day eCourse already mentioned. Lots of good info.
post #11 of 16
Welcome to SMF John! This is a great place to hang out, ask questions and share your smokin' experiences... there's lots of fine folks and incredible knowledge here!
post #12 of 16

Welcome from Moline, Illinois


Welcome from Moline, Illinois

I was right in your spot last year. Got sick and tired of cooking burgers and hot dogs on the 4th of July. I was the poor sap who had to cook all of it while everyone else ate. So last year I smoked four 7 pound pork shoulders in a Wal-mart type propane smoker.

Served pulled pork BBQ to 40 people and did not even break a sweat.PDT_Armataz_01_11.gif

Smoking is the way to go!

post #13 of 16
Welcome JohnT
Great people here who will help.
Debi's right you'll never have enough smokers.
Just bought myself a GOSM !
Can't wait to get going on it.
post #14 of 16


Welcome JohnT! I am a Newbie too and have learned soo much in the short time being here! You will really want to check out Jeff's Free 5 Day eCourse.
post #15 of 16
Thread Starter 
not enouph smokers??? haha I can see that already.
Yesterday I ditched the electric and got a GOSM and seasoned it up.

I'm looking for something easy for the first smoke today, maybe a couple whole chickens?
post #16 of 16
Meatloaf is easy and very yummy!
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