Greetings from Ohio

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Original poster
Dec 25, 2010
Hey guys. I'm Jeff. I am 25 and i live in ohio. I'm new to smoking and came across this website. Figured i'd sign up and soak up all the good info thats been shared.

Been interested in getting a smoker for quite a while and just received one as a christmas gift along with a few bags of wood chips. It's a Masterbuilt Gas smoker. The directions were terrible and i've already found through this site that i have to season it and replace the wood chip pan. Other then that it seems like it's going to be a pretty good starting point for me.

If anyone wants to point me to a few threads they know of that could help me out i'd appreciate it. I'm looking to make a few batches of jerky first. Have to buy a few things before i can get started. Hopefully i can get it rolling next weekend though. I cant wait!


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Mar 22, 2008
Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. Congrats on the new smoker. I would suggest signing up for Jeff's 5 Day Ecourse its free and has some good info. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here, Have fun and happy smoking


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Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Jeff to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

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Original poster
Thread starter
Dec 25, 2010
Thanks for the kind welcomes. I can tell I picked the right forum to sign up at. Kind of like a small family here.

I will be signing up for the ecourse and have indeed found soooo many recipes and ideas in just 1 night. I really had no idea what i got into but i'm liking it!


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Jun 21, 2009
The North Coast of Ohio
Hey there jeff!   SOB here from the Northcoast of Ohio....half way between Toledo and Sandusky.

Glad to have you along for the ride.  Smoking is soo much more than it'll find out soon enough!




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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


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


Master of the Pit
Jun 13, 2010
Cradle of Cue, NC
Welcome aboard and congrats on the new smoker!  As you're finding, there is a ton of information here on SMF that will just about reduce the learning to nothing!  Read and read more, if you ever have questions don't hesitate to post them. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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