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Hello from Hilhan, TN

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Hello all,

I live in Hilham TN, but I am originally from South GA. The equipment that I am currently using is a standard Gas Grill with a wood box that can be added to smoke with.

I am planning on doing my first smoke (alone smoke that is) this weekend (Sunday). I am going to do a Brisket and some country ribs.

This is not my first smoke, in that when I was in High School we did a fundraiser every Thanksgiving and Christmas where we smoked hams and turkeys. We would start with firing up the 4 wood boxes at around 8 in the morning and then the hams would go on around 1-2 in the afternoon. We would rotate the hams once every couple of hours moving some closer to the fire and others farther away from it. At some point in the night we would throw on the turkeys and get them going. Of course we would throw on some ribs and other meats to eat throughout the night. This would go on until around 10-12 the next day when people would start coming to pick up their ordered meats. This was the fun part because lifting these large whole hams out of the pit was a task because you had to make sure they didn't fall apart. One of the best things that would come out of this was my jacket having this great smokey smell to it and would be great to sleep on during class.

Anyways, thanks to all that have contributed to this site so far, and I look forward to learning all that I can. Maybe even learn how to build a real proper smoker. :D

Michael aka Merchguy
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Welcome Merchguy, glad you're part of the SMF. Read around the forums, great source of smokin' stuff.
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Thanks richoso1, I am glad I found this site, and look forward to learning what I can, and hopefully passing on some other info that I may have. Anyways expect to see pics of this smoke soon.
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Welcome aboard! Looking forward to seeing your posts. That "super smoke" will be an instant classic!
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Welcome to the forum Merchguy.....cute avatar.smile.gif
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welcome aboard merc-sure glad u found SMF,theres lots to learn-make sure u sign up for jeff's 5 day e-course,a whole lot of info to help ya get going.and we really like Q-view.
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Welcome to the SMF Family, Michael. I enjoyed reading your recollection of smoking turkeys and hams, both taste and smell so good.

This is a great place that has tons of info on this wonderful hobby. Throw out the questions if you have them, and you're sure to get the help you need.

Happy Smoking!
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Welcome to the SMF!! Great people hear to share stories and advice when needed.
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Welcome aboard.....Glad to have you here.............
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