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Hello; new guy from Indiana here

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Thread Starter 
Hello everyone. I'm a long time charcoal griller and have dabbled in smoking with indirect heat and soaked wood chips in a old pan on the coals. The results have actually been pretty good, but it is tedious and I want to do it better.

I also make my own sausages, and I want the ability to cold smoke cure them before freezing. I also want to cold smoke fish and cheese.

I have already begun my project of a refrigerator conversion, and I will post some details about it in that specific forum.

This site has been a wealth of information and reading through old posts and seeing other builds has been a great help in making my decisions.
post #2 of 17
Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
post #3 of 17
Welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us. I look forward to seeing pics of your build. Have fun and happy smoking
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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

post #5 of 17

Fellow Hoosier

Welcome to the site!

I'm a newbie here as well, but you will quickly find these guys are top notch!

Go Boilermakers!
post #6 of 17
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking
forward to your first qview.
post #7 of 17
Welcome to SMF. Glad you joined us.
post #8 of 17
Welcome to SMF. What you will find here are alot of very knowledgable guys & gals that know everything you will need to know about smoking meat, so don't be afraid to ask questions, these people will help you any way they can.
post #9 of 17
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all of you for the info and warm welcome. I signed up for the 5 day course yesterday, and just got my second installment today, really great stuff.
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Welcome to smf, great folks, and great info icon_surprised.gif
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Welcome to SMF!
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Welcome to SMF

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Welcome to SMF !!!!!!!!1
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First off welcome to SMF. 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 #15 of 17
Howdy, welcome to the SMF!!
post #16 of 17
Welcome aboard from a fellow Hoosier.
post #17 of 17
Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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