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Smoke Blower
Original poster
Jul 3, 2007
Yep, that's me! I'm Joe from Riverside, Ca. 40 years old. I almost wrote 38. Must be old age. Bought me a large Treager about 6 months ago and still learning. New to smoking. I've smoked lots of Tri-Tips and a cooked few chickens in it. I usually take the Tri-Tips off when done and throw them in a small ice chest with a splash of red wine to steam for 20 minutes. YUM! Smoked some Salmon also. I need more experience with ribs and shoulder though. I'm sure this website will help me alot. Great website!!! You guys rock!
Welcome to SMF! Check out Jeff's 5-day ecourse on smoking basics. Ask lots of questions. The friendly folk here will make answer.

Take care, have fun, and do good!


It is always nice to welcome another smokin' person from So.Cal. I know you're going to enjoy the SMF, you already have the hardware, so go for it!
Welcome to the SMF Family, Joe!
Glad you found us!
We are a family oriented, PG rated, neat little corner of the 'net.
We pride ourselves on helping along those learning and we have a lot of experience here willing to contribute!
Hope you enjoy your experience here!

A hearty right coast welcome to ya' JAVAJOE, glad you stopped by!
Welcome to the best smokin sight on the net.

It's hard to kill a butt (shoulder), give it a go.
After you build confidence with that the ribs will just come naturally. If you have any questions you can find the tips & answers on SMF, people are great & have a great wealth of knowledge around here.

Again Welcome & make yourself at home here.
I was politely asked to remove my avatar by the senior mod as this is a pg forum. No harm no foul. I'll have to find a different one. It was one I use on a Motocross forum. My bad

BTW...Thanks for all the nice replies. Feels like home already
I guess I missed the twins. Welcome aboard anyhow. Fine group of folk here ready and willing to help ya out. All you gotta do is ask. Welcome!!
Hey Gypsy,you have twins,,,just not a cute as Joe's
....and Joe welcome to SMF...your in a great place to perfect your smokin habit
welcome to SMF javajoe. This site is awsome. I was a little worried about doing bad but these people will make sure it goes right. If I have a bad smoke I throw on a butt and fatty and rebuild my confidence (butt is good)
Thanks guys. I'll be throwing a couple racks on Sat. and even try smokin some beans. And yes, pics are nice and shall be posted. I just hav'nt decided on the beer yet. I think Guiness in in order is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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