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Hi from Texas..

post #1 of 20
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I just found this forum today while looking around for some recipes and "how to" info. for smoking. I'm brand new to this, have never smoked anything before (except my Marlboro's)icon_rolleyes.gif... I bought a little smoker from QVC just a couple of days ago (someone actually mentioned it somewhere around here)..I think it's a Masterbuilt..and won't even get it till around the 14th. I'm really excited about getting it and wanted some good ideas about what to do with it when it arrives. Geeze, you guys are all really good at this ! I am so impressed with all I've read so far and looking forward to learning from you all.
I'm single so I won't be smoking a ton of stuff at a time..thought I'd put a couple of chickens on first to get my feet wet. Which reminds me.. my dog Jack (female) loves chicken...is it ok for her to eat the smoked stuff ? I know that sounds stupid, but I was thinking about the richness of the smoke flavor. Upset tummy ????? I also have 2 horses, 3 cats (inside) and 2 ferrel cats outside.
Wow, this got long really quick..just wanted to say hello and I'm lovin' it here!
post #2 of 20

Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

Be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse, you can find it here it's "FREE"...5 Day e Course

Everyone here enjoys seeing the qview so be sure to post plenty of pics... Large ones that us old people with bad eyes can see.

When you uploading to photobucket I always use the Large img setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...
post #3 of 20
Hi there and a welcome from across the pond.My 2 dogs have smoked meat leftovers and they are just fine on it.Good luck with your first smoke,any questions just ask,there is always someone here only too willing to help.
post #4 of 20
First off welcome ponygirl to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of good folke here that would just love to help you in just about any to do with smoking meat. I think you should look up the
5-day E-course
http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/for...play.php?f=127 heres alink and it will show you the basics on smokin. We are always glad to have new people here cause they might just look at things and little differant then we do and that always make for some really differant way to do things. I hope you have the how to's and what if's on the whole Qview thing and if not go here:
and it will show you how to post pictires so we can see what your smoking on and with and what your smoking. So hurry and go get something to smoke.
Welcome To The Addiction
post #5 of 20
Welcome aboard!
post #6 of 20
Welcome to the forums. The horse probably won't want anything to do with the smoked meats, but between the dog and the cats, they'll keep you busy smoking.icon_mrgreen.gif
post #7 of 20
Thread Starter 

Thanks for all the nice "welcomes".

I'm heading out tomorrow to load up on wood chips, chickens, a turkey breast or two, and ingredients for some of the great sounding recipes for rubs, sauces etc. that I've already snagged from you guys.. Thanks! LOL!
And thanks for all the info on where to go to to read up about all I don't know. Whew.. so much to learn! Thanks again! PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #8 of 20
Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Theres lots of good info and some great recipes as you have seen. If you have questions just ask and somebody will try to answer. Taking Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse is also full of good info. Have fun and happy smoking
post #9 of 20
Don't worry PG...all the smoked meat is going to do to your dog is to spoil her rotten!
And I'm assuming you won't really have any objection to that icon_mrgreen.gif

Welcome to the forum...the longer you stay, the better it gets.
post #10 of 20
Welcome to the site, before you know it you will be smoking like a champ and amazed you ever lived without such a wonderful thing.
I feed the mule (my dog Guinness) smoked food all the time and she loves it, even my cat loves smoked chicken and especially pulled pork so no worries.
Chicken or turkey is a good start, I started out doing turkey legs and loved them but be sure to not overcook the chicken, have you ever tried brining?
Any questions always feel free to ask, and welcome to the family.
post #11 of 20
Welcome Ponygirl...glad to have you here...
post #12 of 20
Welcome to smf PG.... Lots of great peeps and info around here.. Congrats on your new smoker and happy smokes !!icon_mrgreen.gif
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Welcome aboard, I am a newby as well. Lots of good knowledge here. I usually do not involve myself with internet posts but this is very different.
The Qviews are amazing, ideas of things you would never imagine!
post #14 of 20
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us. You will learn the art of smoking quickly here.
post #15 of 20
Welcome to the forums Ponygirl! you'll like it here.
post #16 of 20
Welcome Ponygirl, what part of Texas are you in...it's a BIG state!!

post #17 of 20
Thank you for joining our SMF family! We're all here to help, and there is absolutely nothing that is a stupid question; your question once asked is a relief to others who want to ask it, so ask away! Besides loving to smoke, we love to chat too! Plus, we make sausage, cure meats, dream up different sides and new ways to do all cuts so it's always something happening that you'll start piling on your 'to do' list! Enjoy and keep us posted on all your successes, and we'll help you through ones that aren't quite a total success too! And, we all look forward to everything you can teach us, also! We all learn from each other!
post #18 of 20
Welcome, as you have already noticed, lots to learn and great ideas here.
post #19 of 20
Welcome PG! To the SMF.
post #20 of 20

Welcome to SMF

Welcome to SMF!! I’m so happy you decided to join us.

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