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Hi, I'm Mike. This is my First Smokers Anonymous Class.

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They say the best way to start is to admit your addiction. My wife actually started my habit. She bought me a 18 inch Camp Chef Smoke Vault. My habit is so new I have only tried to use it once. And like "OTHER things when I was younger." I tried it. Wasn't sure I was doing it right. And like a first time smoker I got paranoid and didn't do it again for a while. So I need to seek professional advise on how to Smoke Correctly. I added what it said to add for chunks and it only smoked for a short time. Is it supposed to smoke for the entire time or just for the first part of the cooking process.

I live in Colorado Springs and am off on Thur, Fri, Sat if anyone would like to have a Brew and smoke something.icon_cool.gif
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Hi Mike.

::informal wave::
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Hello Mike & Welcome to SMF. You will recieve your first "Wood Smoked" chip after 30 days. Have fun & enjoy your stay here with us. To answer your question, if your wood placement is as close to your fuel as possible, you will achieve the smoke essence as opposed to the burning that normally occurs when wood is placed in direct contact with a heat source. More pieces should be added to continue the process throughout the smoking event. I hope this answers your question. Please feel free to roam the forums & ask those all important questions as they come up.
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Welcome to the SMF Mike, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome, Mike!!! Yep, the first step is admitting you have smoking problem...just can't get enough of it, right? One caution regarding your addiction: don't look here for help to stop'll never be able to get help to stop it...nothing can stop it! When I die, I want to be cremated in my smoker...LOLOL!!!

You'll get all kinds of help in getting a fix, though. Don't worry about first smokes. This is a craft, a form of art, if you will. Practice makes perfect, sort of. If you really enjoy eating good Q often, you'll find a place in you heart where you can make it all come together.

As you begin to get curious about different things, you'll start putting together a picture of what you want to try next...just let it happen, and don't be shy about questions.

Enjoy the forums, and again, welcome!

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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 could suggest the 5 day ecourse. That should help you along the right path.
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Welcome to SMF, this is a good place to learn
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Hey welcome to the forum. Together we will all help feed your BBQ addiction!
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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 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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