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Smoking meat.... that sounds fun !!!

post #1 of 33
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Hey everyone.... Thanks for having me.icon_wink.gif

It is safe to say that I am a noob. Think of someone that doesn't know anything about smoking meat, and he knows more than me !!!icon_redface.gif But, I am a quick reader and I see this place has a ton of great info. I have wanted to dive into smoking world for a long time but have put it off for years. Then low and behold, i run across this site and now I am motivated.PDT_Armataz_01_36.gif

I currenty live in Indy, but I was raised in Southern Indiana.(Evansville)

I look forward to learning and having something good to eat while enjoying my other hobby..... Bourbon. (150 bottles and counting...)

Hope to see y'all 'round.

post #2 of 33
Scott welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. It won't take long at all and you'll be producing lots of good eats. I'd suggest also signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse its free and contains some great info. Look around the site and you'll find good info and some great recipes and if you have questions be sure to ask there are lots of people here to help you out. Have fun and happy smoking
post #3 of 33
Welcome to the site Scott.
My Sister and her Husband just started smoking (got them a smoker for Christmas) so they have been asking me millions of questions. I tell them the same thing I say now, please...any question no matter how small always make sure to ask, so many great folks here that are more than happy to help and we would all rather answer 100 questions before letting a fellow smoker have a bad experience.
post #4 of 33
Great to have you hear with us Scott. You certainly found the best place there is to learn the art of smoking meat. As you can see, there is a ton of info on here, but more important than that, are the great people here that will personally help you in learning this craft. Always remember, no such thing as a silly or stupid question, we all started somewhere.
I look forward to seeing your input and successful smokes in the very near future.biggrin.gif
post #5 of 33
Welcome Birdman. Pull up a chair and commence with your new addiction. Once you get started, you and your family won't want to stop the smokin.
There's alot of cool and knowledgeable peeps here so get ready for a good time.

post #6 of 33
Hey Birdman, welcome from one noob to another. I recently found this forum and have already spent countless hours reading up, gotten me in trouble a time or two with the wife. Havent put anything over the coals just yet, but soon. Take the advice of others and do the 5 day course and just read, read, read.

So, are you a bourbon collector or drinker who has ammased a nice stash? I have roughly 150 or so bottles in my basement, some are empty JD bottles and the rest are sealed, mostly Makers Mark. Those of which are sealed are never to ever be opened.

Welcome to the board

post #7 of 33
This a great to learn form a ton of good people who are more than happy to help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
post #8 of 33
Welcome to SMF, Scott. Glad you joined us.
post #9 of 33
Thread Starter 
I call myself a collector, butI believe true collectors keep their bottles sealed. I can't do that. They are meant to be drank and I will....

Thanks for the welcome everyone.

I have signed up for the 5 day course, and the hunt for my first rig is on.

Thanks again.....
post #10 of 33
to the best place on the web dedicated to smoking meat. Hope you like it here. Learn lots, then help others. That's what we're all about here.
post #11 of 33
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks here and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview. icon_smile.gif
post #12 of 33
Scott, Welcome to the SMF. Enjoy your stay!
post #13 of 33
Welcome to smf!!
post #14 of 33
Hello Scott, nice to read that you're taking advantage of the great reading available to all. The SMF welcomes you.
post #15 of 33
Hello Scott, and welcome aboard! Glad you joined us.
post #16 of 33
Howdy & welcome to the SMF!!
post #17 of 33

Welcome to SMF, 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

I Would Highly Suggest Reading these posts on Food Safety by bbally.

This thread will tell you basically everything you need to know and the man explaining it is
both a ServSafe Instructor and a HACCP Instructor.


Here you can get the 2009 USDA Food Safety Guide from his site.

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...

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.

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

post #18 of 33
Welcome, I'm also from the indy area. As are a few others I've noticed. We need a bbq gathering.
post #19 of 33
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #20 of 33
Welcome to the forum. I was raised in east central Indiana, and lived in Indy for a few years. The forum will give you a ton of information regarding smoking.
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