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post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,

Just got my first smoker today from Bass Pro. It's a Landmann Smokey Mountain Series (propane - 6 racks). I've done a lot of grilling and deep frying, but have never smoked anything before. Planning on doing a Turkey and Ham for X-mas. Gonna need some help.

I've been snooping around this site for a couple weeks and have found tons of great info. Can't wait to get started.

Roll Tide!
post #2 of 14

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...

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post #3 of 14
Hey welcome aboard! I also have the same smoker, except it under Landman instead of Great Outdoors. Works great!

Where abouts in Chicago are you? I"m in the SW burbs.

post #4 of 14
Welcome to SMF from another Illinoisan.
post #5 of 14
Thread Starter 
I'm in Plainfield, IL
post #6 of 14
Not to far from here, Wilmington.
post #7 of 14
.welcome from maryland and glad you found us...
post #8 of 14
I'm in Orland Park
post #9 of 14
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #10 of 14
First off welcome 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 #11 of 14
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #12 of 14
welcome aboard! Im Illinois too bout an hour and a half west !
we are getting quite a gathering of people around here !
post #13 of 14
Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #14 of 14
Welcome to the SMF forum, good people and good info.
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