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post #1 of 19
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My name is Chris and I have a smoking problem.

I have always wanted to learn how to smoke and BBQ properly so I joined this forum to pick your brains and hopefully show off some of my future skills.

I recently aquired a used but in good shape BBQ Grillware vertical propane smoker and purchased a Taylor digital thermometer. I plan on purchasing the Maverick ET-73 thanks to this site.

First beer is on me!
post #2 of 19
Welcome to the asylum
post #3 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks you.
post #4 of 19
Im in the same boat as you man, the little time I have been here I have learned a ton. Its a great site with alot of info.
post #5 of 19
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #6 of 19
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #7 of 19
Welcome to SMF. We are glad you joined us - be sure to ask lots of questions, lots of good folks here to help
post #8 of 19
Hi Chris, you've made the right decision by joining us at the SMF. Kepp reading the different forums to get a quick education/review. It's all good my friend.
post #9 of 19
Welcome to SMF. Check out the 5 day ecourse. Lots of great information there.
post #10 of 19
The first step is always admitting you have a problem! Welcome aboard, Chris! It's good to have ya here.
post #11 of 19
Welcome to SMF ! This place is home to the FATTIE , the ECB , the MES , the 5 Day eCourse , Qview and many other great things . I have found the forum comes with a great base of very good and smart people .
post #12 of 19

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 #13 of 19
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
post #14 of 19
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #15 of 19
First off welcome Chris to SMF. It sounds like you are well on your way to be an outstanding new member of this fine site. 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 #16 of 19
Hi Chris,

We all have the same "problem" icon_wink.gif

You have the tools ( propane smoker, Taylor Thermo and soon an ET-73 - Exactly what I use to smoke biggrin.gif) to turn out some great "Q".

Start off with something tasty and fairly easy......chicken or turkey (whole would be nice!) or a pork butt or 2.

Also.......very important.........Tell the wife/girlfriend that you must watch the smoking process carefully and consume many cold adult beverages during the process in order to achieve success icon_cool.gif
post #17 of 19
Welcome aboard, Chris! Obviously you have already discovered the wealth of info shared here by all the great members who hang out here.

I must warn you of thing: the next time you make a statement here regarding having a smoking problem, it will likely be in the context of not being able to smoke often happens to almost everyone...when you hit that stage, just smoke WAY more than you can eat so you can stock up the freezer for those days when you can't smoke. icon_smile.gif

Good luck on your growing addiction to smoke!

post #18 of 19
Thread Starter 
thanks for the warm welcome guys I hope to be a frequent contributor.
post #19 of 19
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
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