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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hi all, name is Allen and I'm a smoking noob. Stumbled upon this forum from some google searches. I'm getting a smoker for Christmas from the wife but I get to pick it out. :)

I'm brand new..never smoked anything before. I live in Greenville, SC and we have a lot of really good BBQ/Smoke houses here and I've always been wanting to do some smoking on my own.

Discovered recently that I can get a nice gas smoker (I thought my only option was electric or charcoal. <-- see, I am a total smoke noob!)

Anyways, I'm leaning towards the Smoke Hollow #30169G (30", LP) smoker as I can't seem to find a good deal on the GOSM online (Walmart is out and Bass Pro is too expensive).

Excited to be a part of the group here to see what I can learn and hope to get some good pulled pork and brisket smoked in the next few weeks!

post #2 of 16
Hello Allen, looks like you've made the right move to SMF. You're in for some fun and then some. It's all good my friend.
post #3 of 16
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #4 of 16
Allen welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. I recommend signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse it has some great info and its free. As for the smokers there are lots of choices and I wouldn't recommend one over the other they all have advantages and disadvantages. As for the GOSM i saw them in Bass Pro last week and the 24" wide was 199 bucks.
post #5 of 16
Welcome to the SMF Allen. I'm glad you found us. This is a great bunch of guys and you'll learn a lot from them. We are glad to have you on board!. PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif

And for your first post being in Roll Call, some points for you as well... points.gif
post #6 of 16
Thread Starter 
Yup, just finished reading Day 1 on the eCourse. Looking forward to the next few more emails.

Thanks for all the warm welcomes! I'm busy putting down notes on what I need to make this a bang! :)

post #7 of 16
Welcome to SMF. Sounds like its going to be a great christmas for you.
post #8 of 16
First off welcome Allen 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 #9 of 16
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 16
Welcome aboard Allen...Nice name but weird spelling (jk).

post #11 of 16
Welcome to SMF.
post #12 of 16
Hi Allen. Welcome to the forums. It is good to see a local guy here. I am only a few miles away from you in Simpsonville. If I can help you in any way just let me know. There's alot of smoking talent through out these forums and you can learn from some of the best right here. I have used alot of the info from here with great results. I would also advise you to sign up for Jeff's ecourse. It will give you the info you need to get started. You should warn your family that there is an addiction in your future that has know known cure at the moment.

Good Luck!
post #13 of 16
Welcome to SMF, Allen. Glad you joined us.
post #14 of 16
Welcome Allen.
Good idea reading and learning before you get things going, hopefully you will have a great first smoke.
I would recommend doing some pulled pork, very forgiving and delicious.
post #15 of 16

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 #16 of 16
Thread Starter 
hey now! :) Yeah, I rarely run into Allen's with the E. I feel privilege of having a weirdly spelled name. icon_cool.gif

hey Rick,

Cool! Another local here. Yeah, I'm a huge fan of Henry's Smokehouse, Mutts, Smokin' Stokes, and some from a few local caterers. I just figured to feed my addiction to ribs and pulled pork I might as well smoke my own! PDT_Armataz_01_06.gif

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