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Hello from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada

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Hello everyone, my handle is fatboy327, i'm a 41 year old police officer from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada. Im new to true BBq, and I have to admit it is my latest obsession. SMF has been an incredible source of insight, information and entertainment. Currently I own a cheap offset Charbroiler smoker which I picked up new off Kijijji for $100. It has its limitations but most of all everything is coming out surprisingly well (turkey, roast beef, sides and backs need a little more work but getting better). A new larger better built offset is already a topic in my house. The info. I have received off of this site has definitely sped up my learning curve but I still have lots to learn. My other hobbies include harleys, hotrods, nascar and hockey, but currently this one is getting the most attention. Thanks everyone for keeping a great site going...
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Welcome, Glad to have you with us. This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For Those of you New to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.
Click Here it's "FREE"... 5 Day eCourse

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...

How to post Qview to Forum:

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Great to have you along. You will be amazed at the wealth of knowledge around here and the great folks willing to share it.
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Welcome to the site, many Canuks on here that enjoy the fine art of smoking.
Glad you decided to join up. I'm sure you will love this place, lots of good folks, good recipes and great Qview.
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Greetings 'FatBoy', and Welcome to the 'community'.

Enjoy your stay at
Settle in and have fun.
Any questions, plenty of experts... and make yourself at home.

I created a 32x32 Desktop icon for SMF members if they want it. Just download it, UNzip it to anywhere (but remember where)... then if you have a current icon you are using just right-click/ 'properties'/change icon/ and go look for where you unzipped it and click it. Then name the icon what ever you want... obviously I named mine Smoking Meat Forums
If you don't have a desktop icon you can easily create one using this icon if you want.
It is transparent so your background should just show threw!!
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I spent a little time in Kitchner for work a few years ago.
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First off welcome officer to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are abunch of good folks here that would just love to help you out with just about anything to do with smoking. We really like to have newbies here because they can bring in a new propective to how things are done. There's nothing like a new set of eyes to give and new way to make things that little differant to make things alittle better. So I hope you know about the Qview here.
Here's a link to photobucket it's free and easy to download pictures. Then if your really new to smoking Look up the E-course.
It's also free and it will give you the basics of smoking. So after all of that you just need to go grab something to smoke and if you have any question just post them here and we will answer it quickly so you don't have any mishaps with your smoke.
Welcome To Your New Addiction
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome aboard and glad to have you here................
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Welcome to the family Fatboy....so sit down enjoy some good BBQ and read the forums some more....that new modification might have already been done and you can improve on it for your own needs or just steal it like I do..ha ha
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Hello friend, and welcome to the SMF. Sounds like you're in for some fun in the TBS. It's all good my friend.
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