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So - I was not a big meat eater in the past. Was never a vegetarian, but I liked cheap food and junk food a lot. So much, that I got to about 350 pounds. So in 2003 I started eating low-carbohydrate and dropped 100 pounds of that.

But low-carb can be a boring way to eat, so I got more interested in cooking in general, then in smoking. How could I make a meat-heavy diet more fun?

I made an Alton Brown style "flower pot" smoker (that is still a damn good rig) and a friend got me a Cameron's stovetop smoker for Christmas a couple years ago. Last year, I added a Smoke Hollow electric smoker -- the flower pot one was okay, but couldn't handle larger cuts.

So I've done a bunch of smokes now - briskets, ribs, fatties, chicken, and salmon. I'm busy. Have a demanding job and a family, so I don't get to spend the time I'd like.

I like the electric smoker because it's convenient. I can work on the house, check work email, and not worry as much about temperature. I live in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, live and die on OSU sports, and have enjoyed reading these forums for a while before posting.
post #2 of 13
Welcome to the SMF family, kyrasdad. The first-built smoker you made sounds pretty neat.

This is a great place with tons of information on smoking. This link provides a crash course on searching for information in the forum:


Look forward to your future posts and q-vue!
post #3 of 13
Very good intr0oduction there kyrasdad. Hope you like the site and decide to stay and play.cool.gif
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Welcome aboard, glad to have ya! So many ways to do so many things, hard to tell ya where to start. Look around the forum, see what interests you and start there, then take that one and experiment with it till it suits you. Lots of knowledgeable folks here willin to help ya out with questions. Just ask, and remember we like q-view!
post #5 of 13
Welcome to SMF. Lots of great things going on here.
The next best thing to smoking your own meats every weekend, is checking out what everyone else is doing!
post #6 of 13
Welcome to the forum. Glad you found it.
post #7 of 13

Welcome Kyrasdad

Welcome to the smf. Lots of nice folks on here to help with your questions or share some information. Don't forget to let us look at some of your Q-View.

Happy Smokin

post #8 of 13
Welcome aboard...............Glad to have you here............
post #9 of 13
Welcome to SMF kyrasdad. Nice intro and we're sure glad to have you with us. There are several from the Tulsa / Broken Arrow area here. Including the Boss. Be sure to ask any questions you might have and be sure to post some Q-view of your smokes / meals.

Enjoy the forum!
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welcome to the SMF!!
post #11 of 13
Welcome to the forum! Glad to have helped ya along. Enjoy!
post #12 of 13
Broken Arrow, OK, huh? Hmmm... I think I've heard of that place. biggrin.gif

Welcome to the forum!
post #13 of 13
WELCOME, Kyrasdad, As u have read there are alot of people with tons of info. just ask and wait,answers will be around shortly
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