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Thread Starter 
Stumbled on this site while looking for ideas for a meatloaf I'm going to do today.

I'm in SW Washington (Mossyrock area). I've grilled for many years and recently I got a Green Mountain pellet smoker/grill. I've done few cooks on it and am starting to get things figured out. I still classify myself as a beginner.

My list of equipment that I have used include the Hibatche in the 60's, numerous gas grills through the years, water smokers, and electric smokers. My current list is a gas grill, The Green Mountain thing, and a Luhr Jensen Big Chief electric smoker.

I'm a meat and taters type, and if you throw a sauce on it or give it a foreign name I ain't much interested. French fries is as foriegn as I like to get, and maybe some Mexican type food, just don't ask me to pronounce it unless it's tacos or burro-toes.

So, that's me in a nut shell. Wish all of you out there smokey days with summer commin' on. Dave
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Welcome from Palmetto Florida Dave! You will love this site, and if you ever need a question answered, you joined the right team.
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Welcome Dave! I'm fairly new here too and I can tell ya that you are in the right place my friend!biggrin.gif
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First off welcome Dave 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 forum Ppod! Stick with this site and you will impressing your friends and family in no time flat. I had been a life long griller till I found this site and got my first smoker last summer..... now my family thinks I'm nuts with all the picture taking, and posting... lol. Course they still line up for 2nd's and 3rd's biggrin.gif
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Welcome to SMF! Your in my meck of the woods in beautiful but damp Wahington. PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
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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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Welcome to the SMF Dave, We are glad to have you onboard
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Damp? We ain't damp, it's just something we tell the flatlanders to keep 'em from moving here. Damp keeps the webbing between the toes moist. Welcome fellow PNW'er. Theres a bunch of us hanging out on this site.
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welcome,we should be getting ready to dry out now.lots of good folks here, enjoy

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Welcome to the SMF, this is a fun place to learn from friendly folks who like to share good times. BTW, you live in a very scenic area of the NW.

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Welcome for Portland,OR...


post #14 of 14
Thread Starter 
Thanks to all for the warm welcomes. Did a slow meatloaf on Sunday that turned out OK, needs a little refinement. Thinking of starting with a little coarser grind for the meat and a splash of Wild Turkey or Jack Daniels in the mix. Going to run out and get a portable cover for a cookout this weekend, not so much for me but for those that want to stand outside and watch me work. Being born and raised in the area I learned that once the moisture gets through the clothes, I'm waterproof from that point on. Thanks again, Dave
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