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Beginner in FL


Joined Oct 29, 2013
Hello everyone, I'm just starting to get into smoking meats and so far this site has proven to be a great resource.  I have been successful so far with ribs and chicken quarters, and now I'm looking to move on to bigger and better meats.  I have already been made an honorary member of the  Big Gravy BBQ team out of Victoria, TX due mostly in part to a friend and my job (US Navy) and I hope to live up to their award winning standards.


Master of the Pit
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Group Lead
Joined Nov 18, 2010
Welcome DWM1978! Whereabouts in Florida are you? Gainesville here, recently moved back up from Fort Lauderdale. 

This forum is great and full of very knowledgeable people. If you have any questions, comments, concerns be sure to post them and you'll likely get a reply very quickly!

Also, when you get a chance you should check out our South Florida Gathering that we hold every year (this is the 3rd year running). We'd love to have you! http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/t/138307/2013-south-florida-gathering-3rd-annual-nov-8-10th

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Hello and welcome from East Texas. This is a great site, lots of information and great people that are willing to throw in their two cents worth on about anything   ......... 
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


Legendary Pitmaster
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Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums!  Glad you joined us.  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
 and thank you for your service.

Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.



Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Apr 23, 2010
Hey there DWM,

 to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

  or this...

Good Luck and Get Smokin'


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