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I went from cigarettes to meat. Great Choice.

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Hi I'm Marty and I'm live in Southside VA. I put down the Marlboro's last year and couldn't stand it anymore. I had to smoke something. So I bought a King Kooker smoker. I've had it for a couple of weeks now and so far so good. I've done a some Baby Backs and a Pork shoulder. I wish I'd done this years ago. I didn't realize I could do something that could turn out so good. I'm completely new to this and the 2 sucesses I've had so far I credit this forum. So thank you.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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Wecome to SMF Marty! ... sounds like you are a natural. Mudh info here and willing folks to share with. check out Jeff's Free 5-Day eCourse, it has a lot of helpful info. If you can't find something ... just ask.

Have fun! icon_biggrin.gif

Oh! .... and congrats on giving up the evil weed ... I did back in '75
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Welcome Marty! You're gonna fit right in here, glad you found us! Don't be afraid to ask what you don't know and share what you do... and congrats on switching to the good kind of smoke! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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Welcome and congrats on quiting. You will get all the help you need here.
post pics of your smokes
post #5 of 20
Welcome! You obviously made the right choice. Ask if you need to know, share what you know, and post pics. Looking forward to the goodies off your smoker!
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Welcome aboard!
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, I'm planning on doing a brisket This weekend. I've done them on the Phoenix Grill and they were great, but not smoked. This will be my first in the smoker.
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Welcome to the SMF! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to SMF. Glad to have you aboard. You have some nice cookers..

Welcome and smoke on!!!
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PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif Welcome to the SMF PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to SMF !!!
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Really glad to see you on line. Let's see some pics of that brisket. And did I see a 'go vols' thing?

Go 'dawgs........

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WElcome to the SMF! Your gonna like it here. Fine looking equipment ya got there. We'll help you any way we can....somebody knows the answer believe me.

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Welcome to SMF Smoking in Yale!!!
post #15 of 20
Welcome Marty -

Some nice gear you got there! If you need some help ask away we're here for ya!
post #16 of 20
Welcome aboard SMF, Marty and hello from Canada, looks and sounds like your off to a great start, this is the place to be and the peeps here are awesome , glad you found us PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif.
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Outstanding on the Quiting

I just bought my first smoker and made my first post a little bit ago. Like you I quit smoking cigarettes 6 weeks ago. I'm 62 and have been smoking since I was 13. I quit when the Dr told me I had a cancerous tumor in my Right lung. I just got out of surgery 4 weeks ago and the Lord was with me because the Dr said they had to remove 40% of my right lung but they checked my entire body and it had not spread anywhere so I don't even need any Chemo although they will do testing every 6 months for several years. Dr said I was one of the luckest he had ever seen because almost always it has spread when they find it and he suggested, with my luck, I go out and buy a loterry ticket.

I have said I won't be one of those past smokers that preach to others and I'm not preaching. I can just guarantee you, smoking a cigarette, darn sure isn't worth what I'm going through and I'm one of the very lucky ones. Congrats on quiting.

post #18 of 20
Welcome to SMF! I too put down the Camels and bought a smoker. Much rateher smell like a barbecue than an ashtray! This place rocks, dig in and enjoy!
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Welcome to something much more addicting than cigarettes!
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Thread Starter 
Thanks so much for the warm welcome. MLS that is great newsPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif . I mostly quit because of my wifes health problems. I figured she couldn't quit unless I did too. I put them down no problem but I must of made up for it with food, I guess. I've put on quite a bit of weight since then. I'm now trying to give up sodas and all the sugary drinks. I gotta make up for all this great BBQ i'm going to enjoy. I have to agree about the addictiveness. I'm going to do the brisket early in the morning and I'm already thinking about what I'm going to smoke next.
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