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Hello from Oregon

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Happy Thanksgiving,

After a few months of reading your posts, I felt it was time to join and say Hi. I'd consider myself a newbie to smoking. Grew up in the South and have grilled for years but now live in Portland and it was so hard to find good Que here that the wife and I decided I should start to make my own. After a lot of research, bought a Traeger recently and I've been happy with the results. I've made beer can chicken, brisket and baby back ribs. Tomorrow will be the real test... my first turkey, ever!

Have a great holiday.
post #2 of 12
Welcome to the best site around. Many many great people here willing to lend a hand and offer sound advice. Good luck on your Turkey tomorrow. As you know, we like pics, so if you get a chance, take some of the bird and the smoking process and post them for us to see. By the way, is your screen name any indication of beerbiggrin.gif. Welcome again, and look forward to your future smokes here at SMF.
post #3 of 12
Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. Congrats on the Traeger. Have fun and happy smoking
post #4 of 12
Howdy Hop! Fellow Portlander here biggrin.gif. You will like the forum, lots of good advice and mouthwatering que! Hope you got a covered porch like mine... makes a huge differance here in the land of liquid sunshine... lol.
post #5 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks. You can't live in the northwest without appreciating good beer!
post #6 of 12
Amen! Lot of people dont realize that the Pacific NW is the 3rd largest brewing area in the world, behind brussels, and amsterdam. Lots, and lots, and lots o' good local beer.... mmmmmmmmmm..... lol.
post #7 of 12
Welcome aboard.
post #8 of 12
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay.
post #9 of 12

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 #10 of 12
First off welcome Hop Head 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 Addict
post #11 of 12
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #12 of 12
Welcome to the SMF from southern Oregon!
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