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I just have my first smoker, a 30" MES. I am 75 years young and have as other hobbies, no-knead bread making, scrollsawing and photography. I used to play golf and trail-ride, but arthritis and a hip replacement have curtailed that activity quite severely. I am looking forward to learning the art of "smoking" and can see that this site will help me to that end. Thanks, Dale
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Dale, welcome to the forum. We're happy to have you aboard!
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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 the forum Dale.... Never too old to start smoking food !! Happy smokinbiggrin.gif
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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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Hi Dale!
I'm a newbie to the forums and I just can't believe how helpful everyone has been! I'm a professional photographer so if I can help you with that please send me a private message. I took up golf about a year ago, any advice for a left-handed beginner?

I am also in to to bread baking, I made Brioche today, yummy! I have the no knead books, but I love Peter Rhinehart.
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Welcome to the forum. There are lots of good folks here, just waiting to help out with your new found hobby.
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welcome to SMF, this hobby is less annoying then golf
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Thread Starter 
Thanks everyone for making me feel so at home. I can see that I will be able to learn so much, so fast, compared to what it would be like without this kind of help. Dale
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Welcome to SMF Dale. Glad to have you around.
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Welcome to the SMF, and congrats on your new MES. It's all good my friend.
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Aloha Dale,

Glad to have you with us. If you need, just ask. Have a lot of fun and post Q-Views when you can. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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Welcome to the SMF Dale, We are glad to have you onboard
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First off welcome Dale 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
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Welcome to the SMF forum, You came to the right place. Good people and good info.
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Newbie from No. Cal.

I stopped into Cabelas to buy a fishing vest and walked out with a new MBS 30"er. I told my wife it was a Mother's Day present, but it actuall was a present to myself. I had bought her a gift already so I was off the hook.
After assembling the smoker I fired her up to break her in per the instructions. So far that's the only smoking the beat has done.
I promised my wife I smoke something this weekend. Planning on doing up some ribs. Anybody have any suggestions as to a rub recipe to break in this bad boy?
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