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I am from andover kansas, and haven't somked anything yet. I joined this fourm to get some information about building a smoker for one of my friends. After reading I am sure that I will be building my smoker after his. Hoping to learn about the best smoker to build.
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Welcome Welcome! Come on inside I hope you'll like the show! tongue.gificon_mrgreen.gif
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Welcome to the site, good to have you with us. There are a few different ways to go when it comes to smokers, propane, electric, charcoal and wood. Read as much as you can and ask questions. Did I mention ask questions? biggrin.gif
When I joined, I was set on an electric smoker. The simplicity of it really appealed to me, but after I snooped around here and ask more questions, in the end, I went old school and made a wood burning reverse flow. Its a bit more work, and takes a bit more of you time when smoking, but then again thats kind of the appeal of it. Some folks don't or can't devote a half a day to tending a fire every 45 minutes or so, so electric or propane models work for them. Its just a matter of what your comfortable with. So once again, I welcome you to the best site on the net for learning the art of smoking meats and invite you to get involved in the forums as much as you can. Lots of great people here, with lots of know-how who are all willing to help YOU succeed.
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welcome, lots of good info from great people!
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You will find a lot of info here on building, seasoning and performance of many different smokers here. If you have questions please ask. People here love to help and will go out of their way to give you as much info as possible.

Then once you get your smoker ready for service, there is a wealth of info of things to cook and how to cook it here too.

Good luck and welcome to SMF.
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Welcome Fellow Kansan, 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

post #8 of 15
Welcome to the site.
Make sure when you're done building his you fire it up and give it a test run and make yourself some nice tasty Q.
post #9 of 15
Welcome aboard. When you get rich and famous with your new business, just remember to give all SMF members an inhouse discount.
Good luck
post #10 of 15
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
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Welcome to the SMF! I like your way of thinking here...make your friends first and then use the lessons learned and build a refined model for yourself! PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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Welcome to the SMF
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That's an easy question->

post #14 of 15
Welcome to SMF. Tons of useful information and helpful people. Glad to have you here.
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First off welcome 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.
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