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Cruisin the web looking for some info. and I found this cool place. I'm in the process of building a new smoker from the shell of a 50's frig. I'm not sure if I want to build a vertical chimney or reverse flow. Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Welcome G.B. Glad to have you here...
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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 SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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Well your cruisin' got you to the right place. There is a vast wealth of knowledge within these threads. Pics of the build are very welcome.
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Greetings Golden Bear, from another Cali member. SMF will treat you right, and you'll reap the reward of some fine Q. It's all good my friend.
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Greetings from a fellow Northern Californian! Welcome to the group. You'll be up all night reading the unbelievable wealth of information here in these forums. I just joined a couple of months ago. When it comes to smokin' meat, just try not to over think it. There ain't nothin' to it but to do it!
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Welcome to the SMF, We are glad to have you onboard
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Welcome to the SMF from MO!
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Welcome to the smoke train friend PDT_Armataz_01_42.gif
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Welcome aboard! Good luck with your build. Of course, we want to see some pics! smile.gif

BTW, this is the most awesome site on the whole Interwebs, and I'm glad that you found us. Everyone here is extremely friendly and helpful, and I know that you'll enjoy your stay and learn much from from the experience of the contributors.
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Welcome from another Bay Area resident! You'll love it here. Good luck with the build!
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Welcome to SMF, GoldenBear. Here is a little lite reading on the differences to see if that helps you with your answer.


Good luck, enjoy your stay here & enjoy the forum. P.S. I too welcome you from Southern Cal.
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Welcome. Where in the Bay Area?
I'm in Los Gatos, South Bay.
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First off welcome Bear 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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A welcome to my friend from the Bear flag republic from a dude in the Sunflower state. You're in a great place here if you love smoked meat. You probably dig the tri-tip, and let me tell you it's every bit as good smoked as it is grilled, roasted, etc. I'd be interested in swapping tri-tip methods with you.

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