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Hi-new member from Chicago, IL

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Hi there,

Glad to have joined up. I've been smoking for a couple of years, eating bbq for quite a few more. I'm pretty hooked on it. I have a chargriller and enjoy it very much. Favorites are ribs and brisket, and I must say I might not care too much for bbq chicken, a hotter, smoke-roast on chicken suits me better.
Last fall I took a course and became a KCBS judge, but winter was settling in and it became the end of the contest season around here so I have yet to judge a real contest.
I am originally from Wisconsin and go up there regularly to visit family and kick back with my smoker and do some fishing.

Looking forward to being part of this forum!

post #2 of 17
welcome to SMF from another Chicagoland member.
post #3 of 17
Welcome to the SMF, with your background, there should be some interesting interaction here at the SMF. It's all good my friend.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #5 of 17
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #6 of 17
Welcome MKL. Super place here.
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Greetings and welcome. I'm just across the "pond" in Indiana. Glad you joined.
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First off welcome MKL 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 #9 of 17
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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Welcome it seems that there is getting to be a few of us flat-landers around here.

Looking forward to your contributions, qview and recipes.
post #11 of 17
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Welcome aboard the SMF!! Lots of great info, recipes, and ideas here for your reading pleasure as well as a friendly and helpful group to answer all your questions. Enjoy your stay.

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Nice to have another midwestener on this forum...a lot of info and fun to boot....not to forget all the nice folks.....I'm right out here in Lombard neighbor......!!!

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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
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Welcome to the forum!
post #16 of 17
Welcome aboard we love Chicago! Try to get there annually to stay downtown eat & be merry!icon_smile.gif
post #17 of 17
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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