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post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
Just registered. I live just north of Ft. Lauderdale and stumbled onto this website while researching my latest obsession. My neighbor turned me on to smoking food about a year ago when he lent me one of his Weber Smokey Mountain Smokers (his backyard contains all sorts of grills, smokers, and other meat cooking devices that I've never heard of) for a party I was having. I kept the smoker about a year, doing the occasional pork butt, turkey, chicken... until I had to return it to him so he could use it for a competition. The competition turned out to be some qualifier for a Jack Daniels meat smoking comptetion in Lynchburg, TN and he asked me to be a part of his team. Turns out, that meant that I had to keep the utensils, smokers and cooking area clean, but I was hooked by the spirit and fun I'd had! Today, I have my own Weber Smokey Mountain (about a month old) and a Weber Silver Series gas grill and I am totally obsessed to the point that I wonder how everything my wife brings home from the grocery store will taste after being on the smoker for a while. I also wouldn't doubt that our cat worries that if he moves too slow, he might wind up in the smoky mountain for the afternoon too. Of course, I wouldn't do that, not without the proper mop and rub anyway! Just Kidding! icon_eek.gif
post #2 of 18
Welcome aboard from a northern Floridian. You'll enjoy it here. I live up on the coast SW of Gainesville. Go Gators PDT_Armataz_01_29.gif
post #3 of 18
Welcome aboard! Great to have neighbors with similar interests. We kinda look at this forum as one huge neighborhood, we hang out under the tree talkin smokin and what ever else might come up! Hope you like it here, great folks to chat with and also learn with!
post #4 of 18
Welcome. That sounds awsome. Me and LC (another SMF member) are wanting to hit some competitions. Just as spectatres at first to get a feel, then maybe starting competing down the road.
post #5 of 18
welcome to smf competing sound like a lot of fun.
post #6 of 18

Welcome Retto

Welcome to the SMF. Lots of nice folks on here to answer all your questions.

Happy Smokin

post #7 of 18
hey neighbor i live in the pines and am fairly new at smoking meat myself. what kind of setup do you have? someone in my area called the fire dept. because they thought there was a fire in the neighborhood. welcome to the city. anyhow welcome
post #8 of 18
Jeez welcome to SMF... a loaner smoker goes to the Jack? Sounds like a story!
post #9 of 18
Welcome aboard...Just north of you in WPB.
post #10 of 18
Welcome from the FL Panhandle
post #11 of 18
Glad you joined us, welcome ot SMF !!!
We do have a member here that has talked about smoking bubble gum !!!
post #12 of 18
Thread Starter 
Hi, I live in Pompano. Right now I have a Weber Smoky Mountain Smoker, which is, I think, a good novice smoker.
post #13 of 18
welcome, lot of great folks here
post #14 of 18
Welcome to the smf................Glad you found us...............Great place here...........
post #15 of 18
welcome to the site! I'm out in coral springs.. just look west for smoke!!PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #16 of 18
good to have you here, great folks, wonderful info. Look forward to your posts and future Q-view.

post #17 of 18
From west-central Florida. Welcome!
post #18 of 18
Sorry I missed you earlier Retto. Welcome aboard from Tmapa Bay!
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