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Stfron from Illinois!

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Hmm, guess I skipped this part-

Hi all! My name is "StfRon" from Central Illinois (not really a BBQ area, but hey we try!), I've been on the forums for some time now, and just forgot to do Roll Call- so here it is!

I'm a beginner smoker, starting out with a brisket in a cardboard box (Ala Alton Brown) In fact, here's a short video of my first smoke-
OK OK, so now I understand- 'thin blue smoke' although the smoke was a large quantity, the brisket was goooood!

I used the cardboard box a few more times, until it cough fire and almost took out my garage. Fortunately, the previous owner of our home was a fire fighter and installed more than enough extinguishers. (The pork chops were ruined) PDT_Armataz_01_15.gif

So from there, I moved on to the GOSM propane, and have just been loving it- I've done briskets, pork shoulders, ribs, pork chops (a favorite, cured first!) and my most recent accomplishment BACON!

I want to thank Jeff for the great recipes and website- and especially the great 5 day class- it was very helpful.

I also want to thank all of you forum members, you've made this new hobby so very enjoyable!! Cheers to all of you!
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yer welcome Ron.. as you have added to the forum as well, we'll forgive ya grin!
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Welcome aboard! Sounds like you are well on your way, looking forward to your posts!
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Yes, Welcome. Enjoyed the bacon thread. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to SMF, Ron (although you've been around here long than I have)! icon_smile.gif Glad you've already gained from your time here. Hope to see and hear more from you.
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Welcome Ron keep coming back tons of info and great smokes here.
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Welcome to the SMF, and conftrats on the GOSM too! Glad to know that you're enjoying the site, we're all a bunch of friendly smokin' folks.
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Welcome aboard the SMF.
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Welcome to the SMF!! cool.gif
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Welcome to SMF. Where in Central Illinois do you live? I grew up in Sparta, IL. It's about 2 hours South of Springfield.
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Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you here!
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Where in IL are you from, I live in Galesburg.
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Welcome Ron -

I did the cardboard box thing for several years for cold smoking. Never tried it for hot smoking. Works great unless it rains!

Sounds like your on a roll! Keep up the good work!
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Welcome aboard the SMF! Sounds like your off to a great start. I look forward to your q-view!
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Hey Schultzy- I'm in Washington, east of Peoria- I know Gburg well, my wife used to work for the Register Mail-
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Hi Ron!...Welcome to the SMF!...PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif...Glad to have you aboard!...You're gonna love it here!...
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