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Greetings from Akron, Ohio

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Novice smoker with an appetite for more. I’ve had my trusty little vertical smoker for about 10 years. Used it once or twice a summer, mostly for smoking turkey, until a year ago. Started smoking pork – and found myself doing that at least once a month over the summer. A trip to a new local BBQ restaurant has fueled my hunger for “good Q” – and my desire to perfect my own.

I’ve been checking out this site for a few days – and you folks have me hooked! I am planning on expanding my arsenal – considering a Char Griller ….and am toying with the idea of building my own UDS.

I’m looking forward to learning from you fine people here…and when the weather allows here in chilly and wet North East Ohio, sharing some of my results. At least via posts (but if you’re local, what the heck…stop by!).

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Welcome to SMF JOHN.Glad you joined us....PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
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Welcome to the SMF John ,We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome John, glad you started getting some real use out of your smoker.
1-2 times a year...did you not hear your smoker crying out for more attention?

When I joined the site I thought it a bit strange people smoked 3-4 times a week and more, now I find myself in the more category smoking 4-5 times a week.
Even occasionally fire up the smoker just to reheat something icon_smile.gif

Glad you joined the site and looking forward to many good smokes from you in the future.
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Greetings John. Prepare yourself. It is a way of life not just a hobby.PDT_Armataz_01_28.gif
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First off welcome John 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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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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hope you like it here.
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Howdy from a northwest ohioan! 30 mins west of Sandusky(you know...where Cedar Point is) there seems to be quite a little group of northern ohioans coming out...of their smoke boxes! Hope to see some Qview soon. Welcome to your new addiction!PDT_Armataz_01_37.gifSOB
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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 #11 of 11
Welcome to the site, enjoy.
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