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post #41 of 61
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Thanks my friend! biggrin.gif
post #42 of 61
Well put Hawg! That's one I need to keep when explaining proper smoking to people who ask. Thanks
post #43 of 61
Well, to keep the list fairly short...
- much improved pulled pork results
- fatties, ABTs, skinnies
- great recipes (Dutch's beans, John Deere casserole, ...)
- lots of new friends I've never actually met

That's a good start.
post #44 of 61
Thread Starter 
Glad I could help! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #45 of 61
For starters..........

Fatties and ABTs,
Great recipes!!!

And probably most importantly, although I have been smoking for a while I was learning by trial and error. This site really shortened the learning curve on many aspects of smoking for me.

I don't post a lot but I have read tons of information on here. Thanks to all I have learned from!!!

post #46 of 61
Where do I begin??? When I introduced myself to this forum I told you people I had smoked meats for a while. I just thought I had. Actually I guess I had burned or dryed out enough meat to supply a small leather shop. After reading and LISTENING here it has gotten much better. I now have 2 smokers, ECB and Oklahoma Joe/New Braunfuls offset. (Don't tell my little financial adviser) but I now want a third. (She's not looking at me is she?) You guys and gals have been more help than you will ever know. Thanks to Jeff and EVERYONE of you
post #47 of 61
About 25#!!!wink.gif
post #48 of 61
When I first joined this forum, I spent hours and hours reading the threads (and I still do) and copying the procedures that you all have graciously shared with all of us.
I have always enjoyed BBQ, and over the years have eaten BBQ all over the USA..and never thought that I could ever duplicate that kind of BBQ myself..
Boy was I wrong! I bought my first Smoker(ECB) last April and muddled through a lot of disasters, and some pretty good stuff, until I joined this forum in August..Boy what a turn around! I have always liked cooking for myself and others and now I have a new hobby, and I am getting better and better with it because of this site..I even graduated to the ccsv 24.
I have learned so much just by reading the different threads...and the help here is amazing..
I would like to thank Jeff for his amazing tutorials and for sharing his rub and sauce recipes..(one of the first things I bought) They are absolutely amazing..
I enjoy it here and I am looking forward to learning a lot more in the future..
Thanks for everyones encouragement and help!
It is greatly appreciated!
post #49 of 61
too much stuff to list!!!!

thanks all !

-=- Jerry -=-
post #50 of 61
First of all I have learned there are some FANTASTIC people on this site, that is what got me to join. Everyone here is willing to help and share what they know and encourage new members. That in itself makes this the best site on the net. More info than I ever thought could be found on the net about smoking, and it's all in one place. Thanks to all of ya'll for a great place to hangout and learn.
post #51 of 61
Well Ive gained the knowledge that all Yankees aren't Yankees,and are down to earth good people.Aint that right Monty and Debi.
post #52 of 61
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 !!!
post #53 of 61
Likw Bubba said( I have only been here for about 3 weeks) about 10 lbs and a huge butcher bill!

I have also gained a renewed respect for kind and giving people who share their ideas, recipes, and friendships without reservation.

I have yet to read a gripe toward another member, or naoticed even a hint of a heated argument. Everyone here is responsible for that, and I thank you all, and Jeff for having the vision.

May this place continue to ROCK!...Amen!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #54 of 61

Learn still

I have learned/gained a ton from this wonderful,awesome,outragous,intilectual,etc.etc.et c. site. Hope I always have the HONOR of being a member here.

Thanks Jeff and to all for the continued help and generousity.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #55 of 61
i have learned that i have a lot to learn.and i plan to stick around a long time to do it. thanks to everyone here!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gifPDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #56 of 61
We love to you David and Cindy (the little Italian girl)!

post #57 of 61
Well, let's see. I learned how to smoke meat, I didn't have a clue one on how to do it. I learned about fattys, and variuos ways to make ABTs. I would have never thought to "doctor up" a can of beans (thanks Dutch). After buying Jeff's recipes, I learned how to make my own sauce and rub, and not have to use the store bought crap. I learned how to do ribs so they are "fall off the bone" tender. I have got some great recipes here, and made some good friends.
I learned what woods are good, and which ones are a no-no. Some here helped me when I was in the process of building my smoker, giving me tips, to help me make it the right way.

Thanks, Jeff, for making this site.
post #58 of 61
What have I gained from here ?

Enthusiasm, quite a lot of it plus Ive got a wish to get a style of smoker that you guys use, there is no such machine in NZ.

Cant get over the freindliness either.
post #59 of 61
Um, let's see, friends that don't question why I blew off a legal career to be "queen of the oinkfest", friends who will drive hundreds of miles to help me compete, recipes recipes and more recipes............techniques, smoker insight, great jokes, unselfish sharing, and the best, thanks to the sticky push pin map, people I can visit for dinner on a cross country trek!

Hope to see some of you soon, the restaurant is keeping me away right now, but it's smoothin out and i'll be back!
post #60 of 61
I can't begin to list the knowledge I have acquired from this forum and the knowledge base Jeff has put together. The fact that you guys understand us right where we are, as cooks, is amazing. I love this place, it's where I spend much of my free time. Thank you all for the help.

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