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First time smoker


Joined Aug 13, 2016
Hello all!! A few weeks ago was my first time using my new smoker.  Its really nothing fancy as my budget didn't allow for anything more BUT I got some really delicious ribs.  I'm from NJ and I am a 911 dispatcher and EMT.  I am using my smoker today for the second time, ribs again 

Last time I did ribs I used cherry wood, this time I decided to try sugar maple wood.  I hope they come out good.  Just wanted to introduce myself and I look forward to reading some of these threads and learning a lot about BBQ


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 to SMF!

Glad to have you aboard!



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Joined Apr 6, 2015
Welcome to you.

One of the first things you will find out is that

expensive or cheap, they will all turn out good food.

In this little addiction, it's mostly you that determines

the quality of the food.

At first it's all very confusing, and scary, it gets easier each time.

Pictures of your smokes are good things.

Have FUN.


gary s

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  Good evening and welcome to the forum, from a much needed rainy day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people with tons of information on just about  everything.



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Welcome to the Forum from North Texas!

Glad to have you a part of the group, tons of information on the site and feel free to ask any questions, this site is full of great cooks with a bunch of knowledge!

Smoke ON!

- Jason

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