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post #1 of 16
Thread Starter 
Hello everyone! My name is Rudy, I live in Rancho Cucamonga California. I'm 34, with a beautiful wife, 3 amazing children, & 2 dogs.
Self employed - I do Graphics, Banners, & Signs.

Totally new to smoking meat and I stumbled upon this site because I am currently on a search for a real grill and my first smoker. As of now I'm all charcoal grilling but, it's time to kick my meat up a notch.

I've already spent a few hours reading about Fattys, Mods, and boy am I excited!

I have lots of questions and I'm glad I found this place.
post #2 of 16
Welcome to SMF I hope you enjoy your time here and learn lots.
post #3 of 16
You have come to the right place my friend. These folks are incredibly knowledgeable... As a noobie myself, I can tell you first hand that you will learn alot. Welcome, and enjoy your time here at SMF!
post #4 of 16
Welcome Rudy!!!

We love self employed folk... That means there is more time for you to get some smoking done in your work week!!!

We love questions here! I personally can't wait for you to pick up your first smoker and share your goodies with us!
post #5 of 16
Welcome, Rudy! You will learn a whole bunch here from a whole bunch of great people. Ask away and enjoy your stay.
post #6 of 16
Welcome Rudy, glad you are venturing into the world of smoking, it truly doesn't get any better than tending the smoker for a few hours and producing some of the tastiest meat you will ever have!
post #7 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 #8 of 16
Welcome to SMF, Rudy. Glad you joined us.
post #9 of 16
Well hello Rudy from Rancho, good to see another SOCal smoker in the crowd. You're about 30 minutes from me if I take the 210. It's all good my friend.
post #10 of 16
Welcome to SMF Rudy,

I am a Fairly new smoker myself and have learned so much here it is ridiculous. I can not wait to see some of that great fare you are going to put out. We all love Qview and can't wait to see some of yours..icon_mrgreen.gif


post #11 of 16
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys for the warm welcome!
Or should I say smokin' welcome!
post #12 of 16
You will learn a lot in a short amount of time, don't be afraid to ask questions.

Word of advice, don't rush out a purchase a smoker.
I have been on here for 5 weeks and have changed my mind at least that many times on which type of smoker I will purchase (gas, coal, electric) and then which brand.

Shop around, ask advice here on the board and figure out which fits you.
I have 2 Weber kettles and smoke on them now, very versatile grill until I find my next unit.

Good luck!
post #13 of 16
Welcome abooooooaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrrrrrrrrrddddddddddd!
post #14 of 16
Hello and welcome from Fallbrook. Glad to see you on board. The So Cal group is growing and maybe we can get a gathering together somewhere in the spring
Let us know how we can help
post #15 of 16
Welcome from Pittsburgh, PA
post #16 of 16
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
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