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hello from Maui, Hawaii

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Names Dan millwright by trade will build an thing at least once, been smoking for about a year now and still learning.First smoker was an homemade upright firebox under made from an old air tank, owned about a month to small gave away.smoker #2 upright 100 gallon air tank, tank streched 16 inches to increase size duel fire box wood on the side gas burner under another homemade job. Still looking for a bigger tank.burn mostly kiawe wood said to be the same as mesquite or bag lump charcoal.got my rib roast and turkey mastered still working on my pull pork and brisket. glad i happened upon this most wonderful site.
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Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the SMF. Be sure to includes pics of Paradise. I miss Maui!!!
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Welcome Dan! I'm sure you will spend many enjoyable hours here at SMF
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Welcome Dan.
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Welcome to the forum. You've found the right place for help on perfecting your smoking technique.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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First off welcome Dan 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, 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:

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

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Welcome Dan,
You'll learn a lot here----These guys & gals are GREAT !

Spent a year on Oahu, after Vietnam (August 69 to August 70).
Favorite place to eat was "The Rigger" in Honolulu. Wish I had their recipe for the Teriyaki sauce they made for their steaks!!!! Never had anything before or since even close to as good as that was !

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Aloha Dan,

Welcome to the forum. This is a great place. A lot of nice folks willing to help each other along. I am still learning a lot from the folks here. Have fun and post Q-views when you can.
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Welcome to the site, great that you have been and are still wanting a bigger smoker, the more space the more smoked goodness...
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Welcome Dan, good to have you with us. Spent several years in Hawaii myself, late 80's. Schofield Barracks on Oahu. Lotf of good info for you here. Also, we have an exchange program here where you trade with other members. Would sure like to get some of that Kiawe wood. We would use that when we had bbq's at the airfield, awesome stuff.
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Hello Pyro......................................;}-

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Meathunter....Kiawe is great wood, and I think its the same thing as mesquite...It may be hard to ship Keawe legally out of Hawaii. I used to work as a part time inspector with the US Dept. of Agriculture, and if I remember correctly, any agricultural products that were to be taken back or shipped to the mainland had to be inspected and approved.

Just thought I'd mention that so as to not cause any anxious moments down the road.
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Welcome to SMF! Love your part of the world icon_mrgreen.gif
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Welcome aboard.Great site and friendly to boot!!!!
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Kiawe is is different from Mesquite. Kiawe is from Peru. Mesquite comesfrom N.Mexico. I grew up using Mesquite, live in Maui now, I love Kiawe, to me a lil sweeter. A good pc of wood will have a lil of the blossom smell to the smoke. Sweet and peppery taste.
Aloha smokers always welcome in my backyard in Maui
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