Since this subject resurfaced I thought about it today. Before SMF I made sausage and smoked turkeys, also had made a few ribs that were edible but not what I was looking for.
Since joining SMF I have made countless batches of ribs that I feel are pretty dang good (Jeff's rub and sauce recipes !!!), SmokieOkie brisket that was outstanding, pulled pork numerous times that is a large request with the relatives (not to not mention finishing sauce), Dutch’s Wicked Baked Beans that have been almost whenever there is smoker room, Debi's Pastrami (we had never tasted pastrami before but our educated neighbor said it was awesome), ABT's that myself, wife and friends think are out of this world, Fatties (enough said), smoked meatloaf (I do not think this will ever be made in an oven in our house again),etc.
I am sure I am leaving something out, but my point is SMF has made me a more rounded smoker. The inspiration I get from fellow members is unreal, on average I have had a smoker running at least once a week since joining SMF. The comradery and sharing on this site is also normally unheard of. No other website has members that truly care about each other as I have seen with SMF.
I am a member of hunting and fishing sites where the members talk wild game recipes and cooking methods; I am so impressed with SMF I have told many of this site and so far a few have joined. Incidentally that is how I joined; I had met shortrib on another site and he saw my interest and experience with smoking and thought I may be interested in checking SMF out. All I can say is THANK YOU shortrib, this sites is the SHIZZLE !!!