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Another Newbie

j don

Joined Mar 3, 2011
Greetings fellow Smokers. My forum name is J Don and my full name is J. D. (Jeff) Caldwell. I have been grillin/chillin for as long as I can remember but I have only started cooking/smoking low and slow for approximately the last 5 years. I found this forum by accident this past March 3 but never got around to introducing myself. I am also a member of a couple of other forums devoted to cooking and grilling/smoking and I am learning something new almost daily. Thanks to everyone who shares their passion of cooking. To start out I am listing the following equipment that I have been collecting and I have to say that right now my favorite smoker is the Weber 22.5 WSM. This is a list of the others I have collected; Weber Smokey Joe, Weber 22.5 Silver, Weber 22.5 Performer, Weber 22.5 WSM, Char-Griller Super Pro w/Firebox (2), Kenmore Elite Gasser w/ Rotisserie, Cajun Cooker (3), Part owner of a trailer mounted horizontal offset, Maverick Redi-Check ET-73 Remote Smoker Thermometer and a Bluesman Splashproof BLUE Thermapen. I am also in the process of building 3 UDS's as they seem to be all the rage in another forum. Mine won't be quite so ugly as I am incorporating my favorite teams mascots/logo's on mine along with a few other goodies. I am to new to this forum and I have not seen anything on a UDS here yet but I'm sure I will. I am an Engineer Specialist with CSJFTC - Camp Shelby, MS, have 2 Beautiful Daughters, 1 Grandaughter and 1 Grandson, 1 Fine Harley FSXTD and my hobbies are Flying, Boating, Motorcycles, Scuba/Ex Commercial Diver and I love Grillin/Chillin.


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to smf glad to have ya!! Tons of info here and great members too!!!


Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 17, 2009
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.


SMF Hall of Fame Pitmaster
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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Welcome aboard JD!


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jun 21, 2007
Welcome to the SMF, and thanks for the introduction. We do have some members who own/use a UDS. It's all good my friend.


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined May 1, 2007
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 eCourseE

Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732

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