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New member from Illinois

post #1 of 23
Thread Starter 
Just joined. Found the site while doing some research on smoking meats. Classically trained as a chef, but just an average back-yard griller. Looking to perfect smoking on my homemade sausages. Looking forward to learning from this group.
post #2 of 23
Welcome to SMF from another Illinoisan
post #3 of 23

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.

How to post Qview to Forum:

When you uploading to Photobucket I always use the Large IMG setting, 640 x 480 it is a nice size...

For Step By Step Instructions On Posting Qview Check Out This Tutorial

post #4 of 23
Welcome to SMF, lots of nice people and info here. Make yourself at home.

post #5 of 23

Welcome to the best forum on the net

At least in my opinion, There are a bunch of great people involved in this forum. They have helped me out a bunch in my new hobby.

Make sure you sign up with a picture posting site like photo bucket or something, and send us some pictures (qview).

What part of Illinois are you from? Us flat-landers are getting popular here lately.
post #6 of 23
Welcome from yet another Illinoisan....lol
You can't help but to learn from all the good people here!!!!
Enjoy and have fun.....PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #7 of 23
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 #8 of 23
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #9 of 23
Welcome tortminder.
Always enjoy hearing how folks come across the site in their searching for this and that, luckily for you you came across one of the finest BBQ sites out there.
post #10 of 23
Welcome :-) I grew up in Illinois in a suburb of Chicago. When people ask me where i'm from, I say I'm from Illinois, but i just live in California for now
post #11 of 23
Thread Starter 


I'm in the near north shore suburbs... not too far from the Edens Expy. Like I said, just getting my feet wet with "serious" smoking, but heavily into sausage making, (see pics). Thanks for the kind welcome.
post #12 of 23

Looks good

Do you have any secret Chicago sausage recipes?

Great posting job.
post #13 of 23
Welcome to the SMF,We are glad to have you onboard
post #14 of 23
Come on in. Welcome!icon_smile.gif
post #15 of 23
welcome from yet another Illinoisan
I'm north central about 40 miles north of Peoria
have several relatives in and around chicagoland and visit
up that way several times a year.
I too love sausage making!
this place is great, you will be glad you came!
post #16 of 23
Hey Tort, nice lookin sausage pics.....PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #17 of 23
Greetings and Welcome to the 'community'.

Enjoy your stay at
Settle in and have fun.
Any questions, plenty of experts... and make yourself at home.
post #18 of 23
welcome from sw of Chicago tortminder.

Do you post under that screen name on LTH forum?
post #19 of 23
Welcome to the SMF.
post #20 of 23
Welcome to the site, looking forward to seeing more of that sausage!
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