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My name is Chris and I'm from South West Louisiana. I just purchased an Old Country 20" heavy duty smoker from academy. I guess I fall into the novice catergory. I've done some smoking in the past for special occasions, but mainly preferred grilling because it is faster. I had a New Braufels Bandera Smoker for about 12 years, but it finally gave up the ghost about 2 years ago. I've just been grilling on a homemade grill since then. Getting older now and not nearly in as big of hurry, so I'm ready to learn how to smoke the right way.
Age: 37 (the back side of 30, but hopefully not the short side of time)
Occupation: Process Operator for the last 19 years
Background: grew up on a farm/ranch (still live in the country, but work in town at one of the plants)
Hobbies: Hunting and fishing with my sons (ages 19,10,7)
I spend a fair portion of my days off helping my Pop with the ranch, but in the evenings I enjoy burning some meat, drinking some rum and sitting around a bonfire.


Oh yea, nice web site.
post #2 of 18
Welcome to SMF Chris. Sounds like your gonna love it here. Sign up for the 5 day ecourse. There's lots of great stuff in it.
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Welcome to the SMF Chris

You have come to the right place. There is a ton of info here to be had just for the asking. Ask all the questions you want there are plenty of helpful folks ready and willing to guide you through almost any dilemma.

Try this link to start.

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Welcome to the SMF, Chris!
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Welcome to SMF Chris,We are glad to have you onboard
post #6 of 18

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 #7 of 18
Welcome to SMF, Chris. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 18
Another welcome to you, charlyb !

post #9 of 18
Welcome to the SMF, Chris.
post #10 of 18
Welcome to the forum. You'll enjoy every minute of time spent here.
post #11 of 18
Thread Starter 
Thanks everybody.

post #12 of 18
welcome aboard!
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Welcome chris to a great site w/ some great folks that all have the same addiction.
Glad to have another louisiana man on board
Bob in baton rouge.
post #14 of 18
Glad you found us.Welcome to SMF...
post #15 of 18
Welcome, Chris! Glad you're here.
post #16 of 18
Thanks for the introduction Chris, and welcome to the SMF.
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Welcome to SMF Chris, you sound like our kind of person. But do you really have to burn it? I just like watch mine be kissed by the flames.
Yes I am sick and need help. PLEASE somebody help me.PDT_Armataz_01_19.gif
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First off welcome Chris 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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