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Thread Starter 
Hey fellas and ladies. My name is Jim and I just stumbled on this site. I just purchased a medina river big daddy double smoker grill. I was wondering if any has one, or used one. I will get it sometime next week and I am very exicted. I have been smoking with an electric smoker for about three years. Mainly ribs and pork shoulders. I felt like I need a change. I just don't seem to like the electric smoker. Sure it is easy, but where is all the fun. I live in Nor. Cal and BBQ is pretty non existant here. I am the only one in my circle that smokes meat. Anyway i have a link to the BBQ i bought i would love some expert opinions on my purchase. Thanks for letting me into your fraternity.icon_surprised.gif

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Welcome to the SMF Jim, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome aboard. I must confess, I had to google your smoker. Looks like you have a pretty nice unit coming. I'm sure there will be someone out here that is familiar with the unit.
Good luck and we look forward to some qview from your adventures.icon_smile.gif
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Welcome to SMF , home of ~

1 TBS Thin Blue Smoke
2 OTBS Order of the Thin Blue Smoke
3 CBP Cracked Black Pepper
4 SnP Smoke n Pit
5 ecb El Cheapo Brinkman
6 MES Masterbuilt Electric Smokehouse
7 Fattie A 1 pound chub of breakfast sausage turned into a smoked delicasy.. discuss it here.
8 Fatty A 1 pound chub of breakfast sausage turned into a smoked delicasy.. discuss it here.
9 EVOO Extra Virgin Olive Oil
10 ABT Atomic Buffalo Turd - A stuffed smoked jalepeno pepper

Enjoy ! lol but be sure and do the 5-Day eCourse 1st ~ there are way more of these and you will find them all !
post #5 of 20
There are plenty of people smokin meat in this area of Northern California. I am near Oroville---if you are anywhere close let me know---we get together all of the time.

I am not familiar with that smoker. If you live close I have a couple extra smokers if you want t5o experiment. Leonard Sanders Chuck Wagon BBQ Co
post #6 of 20
Thread Starter 
I am in Turlock which is 2 hours south of you. Thanks for the warm welcome. Can't wait to fire up some Q.
post #7 of 20
Hello Jim and Welcome to SMF- that looks like a great unit you are getting
That should be lots of fun
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First off welcome Jim 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 20
Welcome to SMF! There are a lot of great people and lots of knowledge here!
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Northern Cali here <<<< also!! I am glad to see more california boys here!! Let me know if I can be of assistance. Also any california boys want to sell an older offset smoker let me know!! SK.
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Turlock, I grew up in Oakdale/Modesto, entire family live in Modesto, except me. Maybe I will see you at April 3, 2010: 1st Annual Spring Rib-A-Palooza, Turlock, CA.
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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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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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Thread Starter 
I had no idea about the rib a palooza. I am in. That is going to be fun.
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Welcome to smf. Hope you brought napkins. Stroll over to roll call & check in there too.
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Welcome to SMF!
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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 from Sacramento I am also planning on coming down for the rib fest. Hope to see you there.
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SoCal here and welcoming you to the SMF. Congrats on your new smoker, maybe you can provide us with a pic after the dust settles. It's all good my friend.
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