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NEWBQ from the PNW

post #1 of 11
Thread Starter 
Greetings to ya'll from (dryside) WA state!

Briefly, I am mid 30's, married to a wonderful wife, and a father of one darling daughter and am new to smoking.

I have (somewhat) mastered the art of grilling, but desired to make my own Q. REAL Q. The reasons are many, but the final straw was when not too long ago my workplace was offering a smoker for a prize. I did not win it, but I still wanted to explore new cooking heights, and after searching for a smoker to get started I stumbled upon this site.

I settled on a Cabelas (Masterbuilt) 7 in 1 smoker, which I will offer a review of later. Last week I made my first foray into smoking (ribs) and will post such with Q View as well!

In closing, I would like to thank (in no particular order) Jeff, the professionals here who offer their wisdom, and to those, who like myself, without experience, have asked questions for situations like I currently face.

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post #2 of 11
Welcome PORKY. You found the right place. Any question you have can be answered here.
post #3 of 11
Welcome to the forum! As you are already aware, if you need info on smoking, just ask. There are loads of experienced folks here to help you!
post #4 of 11
When I'm not in Congo I live in Seattle. Last year while I was home I did lots of smokin with wood that I picked up in my travels on the eastside from orchards and vineyards. Explore the possibilities, you won't be dissapointed!
post #5 of 11
Welcome to the SMF!! This place is full of friendly folks... all looking forward to helpin ya get on your way to great Q!! Welcome to your new family!
post #6 of 11
Welcome to SMF. Lots of good folk here that will assist you on your journey into the magical world of smoke cooking
post #7 of 11
Welcome aboard, glad to have ya! You ask anythin ya want to know. Somebody here will come up with an answer or point ya in the right direction to get it! Smokin is a great way to feed a family the type of foods ya can't find much anymore. Good luck and may the smoke gods smile upon your shack!
post #8 of 11
Welcome aboard...................Glad you found us all here at the smf............
post #9 of 11
Thread Starter 
Thanks for the replies. I am definitely glad to be here. In the short time that I've found this forum and up to the point of joining, I've discovered a wealth of info that made it less intimidating to turn fresh meat into a successful dinner.

As I stated in my first post, I can grill, and truthfully theres not much of a challenge cooking with propane. My grill will still serve a purpose, but for now its time to hone new skills, and believe me, I will be asking questions!

Funny thing I've noticed as well, is how people react to news of a smoker. Tell someone ya got a new grill, and you might get a pat on the back. Mention you got a new smoker and you've got no shortage of folks wanting to do dinner! Indeed, when doing my first smoke my neighbor took an interest in the smoker and asked what was on it. Ribs, says I. Pork? counters he. Yes sir! The look on his face with his offer to send a rack over confirmed that BBQ just brings folks together in ways a grill simply cannot.
post #10 of 11
Welcome to the group, friend...I hope that you enjoy your time with us...

post #11 of 11
welcome, glad you found the smf!!!
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