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My name is John. I got my smoker last week and am smoking for the first time today. I was off today so I got to start after lunch. I was so excited. I know very little and have already learned a lot on here. I have a side mounted firebox. I am currently maintaining a good temp. This is so fun. I am a financial advisor. Previous to that I was in special ops in the Army. I look forward to learning more!
post #2 of 15
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Hello from Indiana, hope you enjoyed that first smoke!
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BS welcome to smf its a great place to be.
post #6 of 15
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heating issues

It seems to be hard to get my temp to get above 225. It usually will maintian nicely areound 210-215. Any suggestions?
post #7 of 15
John welcome to SMF glad you decided to join us and thank you for your service to our country. Congrats on the new smoker are you using lump or regular charcoal that will affect temps. Check the charcoal smoker section for mods that might help with your smoker. Have fun and happy smoking
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First off welcome John 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 #9 of 15
Welcome to the SMF John, We are glad to have you onboard
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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 #11 of 15
Welcome, there isn't any question that someone won't have an answer. Everybody has been great with the help I've received being new myself. Good luck with your future smokes.
post #12 of 15
welcome to the smf!! we'd love to help you with your addiction....err i mean new hobby!
post #13 of 15
Welcome Friend!


No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

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Glad to have you with us at the SMF. Keep reading the different forums, plenty of great reading/reviewing. It's all good my friend.
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Welcome to smf, glad you joined us
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