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Hello everyone, my name is Don. I live in central MN I just started smoking this year but have been cooking a BBQn' for over 10 years. I am a new web designer who just finnished school and now have more time to spend cooking and smoking, I have always been a cook and always enjoyed it. I am an avid bowhunter and as of last year I have wanted to start smoking and processing all of my own venison, it just cost too much to pay someone to process and smoke my venison every year! For fathers day I got a offset smoker and absolutely love it, I must have over 200 hours on it already and many good meals. As of now I am just learning the smoking techniques and want to learn more. As of now I am in the process of building a small smoke house for the larger batches of snack stick, summer sausage, and more. I can only fit 10 pounds of sticks or sausage on my offset which is why I want a vertical smoker for hanging the sticks and sausage. I already made a post in the general discussion but wanted to introduce myself and say hi to everyone here! Glad to me a member and have already learned many things from all of you! Thanks!
post #2 of 18
Welcome Don, you'll definitely find all the information you could ever possibly want on the site.
Looking forward to checking out some of your smokes.
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hope you enjoy the forum...
have fun and
Stan aka Old School
post #4 of 18
Welcome to SMF Don.Nice resume.Some excellent smokers/cookers from minnesota on the forum....
post #5 of 18
Welcome to SMF, Don. Glad you joined us.
post #6 of 18
Hello Don, and thanks for the introduction. I know you'll enjoy interacting with our friendly members here at the SMF. It's all good my friend.
post #7 of 18
Welcome Don. This is an excellent site and you will spend a lot of time with your new friends. Be sure to post your smokes so we all can enjoy with you.
post #8 of 18
Welcome to SMF Don,glad u found us
post #9 of 18
Welcome to the forum. Glad to have you here.
post #10 of 18
First off welcome Don 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
post #11 of 18
Hey Don and welcome. I have only been a member for about a week or two and I have gotten so much information from all the great people here. Dont be afraid to ask as they do have the answers.

post #12 of 18
Welcome to our newest member from the Land of 10000 swamps...ooops Lakes. Darn still cannot that get Iowan out of me. HA HA
Welcome aboard.
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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

post #14 of 18
Welcome to the SMF Don,We are glad to have you onboard
post #15 of 18
Welcome to SMF!! Lots of good folks and information here... PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #17 of 18
Welcome Don, Lots of good stuff around here!
post #18 of 18
Welcome aboard, Don. Glad you found us. Sounds like you're already well on your way. Good luck and happy smokin'
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