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I have been eating BBQ for about 50 years and finally decided to try my luck at smoking my own. I bought a Oklahoma Joe's offset smoker last fall. It's a very heavy duty and serious smoker. I smoked a couple of racks of ribs, which turned out great and then smoked a 12 pound turkey for Thanksgiving. My wife did the traditional turkey in the oven. My smoked turkey was a hit. Since then I have smoked pork ribs, boston butts, beef roasts, vension and chickens. I am experimenting with my own rubs and mop sauces. I spend a lot of time on the Internet looking for new ideas to try. I am keeping a journal so I can learn from my mistakes and perfect my techniques. I will be cooking boston butts on the smoker and burgers and dogs on the gas grill for our fall party in September. Last year we had 109 guests and had a pig on a smoker, not mine. This year I will be doing the smoking. Pulled pork should be easy.
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Welcome to SMF, glad you joined us !!!
Sounds like you have it down pretty well, I am sure you will pick up some hints and tricks here.
The smoker you have is a true keeper, someday I hope to own one of that quality.
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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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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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You have gone and done it now! Stumbled into a whole nest of grazed smokers. Next thing you know you will be getting funny looks from your family while you snap pics of the excellent Q you just smoked.

You got yourself a great smoker, and sounds like 50 years of experience to draw on. We will look forward to some fine Q pics....

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Welcome to the SMF from a former Alabaman! Roll Tide!

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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 SMF Rbullard77. Enjoy your stay & we are happy to have you aboard.
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Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
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Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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welcome to smf I am sure ou will like it here
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Welcome to smf, I'm sure you're gonna like it here icon_mrgreen.gif
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What part of lower bama are you in?? I'm in the northern part of Mobile County. We just competed in the Hog Wild Festival at the fairgrounds and came in 8th place!

Glad to have you along!
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First off welcome 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.
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