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duanes

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Hi - I am an "oldie" newbie.  New to SMF, not to smoking.  I have been smoking for years starting out with cheap charcoal smokers and evolved into a gas vertical.  I have heavily modified my smoker and love the science behind smoking.  My favorites are briskets and baby back ribs.  It took me longer than it should have to invest in good thermometers and manage the temperature - sometimes my learning is slower than my cooking method :-).

I have been looking over the forums and am impressed with the wealth of knowledge, the strong participation, and the tight management of the forums - kudos to all involved!  Already I have picked up several good ideas for my smoker, a few things that I did not know that I probably should have, and a few recipes that I can't wait to try out!

The Mrs. talked me into 39 days of being a Vegan - that's right no meat, no milk, no egss, no cheese.  I will honor the agreement but rest assured the experience will only make me appreciate that which comes out of my smoker.  Imagine the pain I am experiencing looking at all of the deliciousness in these Q-Vues!!!

25 days, 5 hours 44 minutes to go...
 

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Welcome to SMF. Your a stronger man than me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

tyotrain

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Welcome to SMF its nice to have ya.. Have fun and Happy smoking.  
 

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First off welcome Duane to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:

http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/list/127

then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.

 http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/82034/how-to-post-qview-to-smf

Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again

Welcome to Your New Addiction  

Go GATORS    
 

beer-b-q

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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
 

duanes

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Thank you all for the welcomes - refreshing experience.  I have already posted with pics so I have that handled (I'm pretty proud of my modest rig and had to show it off).  I have been checking out all the fine smoke products people have been posting here and thorughly impressed.  Until I am off this "Vegan gig" I am suffering terribly - suggestions for what I can do that does not violate my vegan vow are entirely appreciated (no meat,eggs, cheese, milk) - I have smoked taters, tomotoes, onions but could use some help on other alternatives until the clock ticks down on this commitment.  If you are in the state of NJ on 3/24/11, I assure you, regardless of the direction of wind, you WILL smell the wonderful smells eminating from my smoker! - (and it WILL be beef, pork, chicken, duck, lanmb, turkey, salmon, trout, or any and ALL of the above!)

If anyone has suggestions on what to smoke UNTIL then, I appreciate any assistance.
 

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 .25 days, .5 hours .44 minutes to go... you put the decimal in the wrong place!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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scarbelly

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Welcome to SMF - VEGAN????? That is a name for one who cant hunt
 

duanes

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Now now, let's not put labels :-) - VEGAN is a temporary state - borne by an endearment to a loved one.  Trust me, I can hunt [and have] (both at the butcher and in the central Wisoonsin woods (corn fed Venison.mmmm.....)) - the Mrs. is by no means pre-disposed to becoming Vegan (her Daddy taught me to hunt). April 24th, the omnivores with a carnivore bent shall enjoy the fruits of the land - inside MY smoker :-).
 

callahan4life

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 to SMF Duane! I'm glad you joined us.
 You will find this a great place for increasing your BBQ knowledge
, from a bunch of great people. Have fun and Happy Smoking.  
 

fpnmf

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Welcome!

Congrats for trying something different!!

  Craig
 

SmokinAl

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Welcome & congrats on being willing to try something different. I have been a vegetarian for most of my life. Not a vegan, just never ate flesh. Even now for the most part I eat mostly veggies, & whole grains. However since I started this hobby as you all know I do my fair share of smoking & eating meat. To me there is nothing more relaxing than sitting around the smoker with a bunch of friends smelling the smoke, drinking a few beers, maybe a Johhny Walker on the rocks, and anticipating a great meal. 
 

sqwib

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Thank you all for the welcomes - refreshing experience.  I have already posted with pics so I have that handled (I'm pretty proud of my modest rig and had to show it off).  I have been checking out all the fine smoke products people have been posting here and thorughly impressed.  Until I am off this "Vegan gig" I am suffering terribly - suggestions for what I can do that does not violate my vegan vow are entirely appreciated (no meat,eggs, cheese, milk) - I have smoked taters, tomotoes, onions but could use some help on other alternatives until the clock ticks down on this commitment.  If you are in the state of NJ on 3/24/11, I assure you, regardless of the direction of wind, you WILL smell the wonderful smells eminating from my smoker! - (and it WILL be beef, pork, chicken, duck, lanmb, turkey, salmon, trout, or any and ALL of the above!)

If anyone has suggestions on what to smoke UNTIL then, I appreciate any assistance.
Duane, my wife makes a kick ass chili with vegetable crumble (soy protein) and its good, could smoke that in a dutch oven on the smoker.

I'll try to find the recipe.

portabella mushrooms with teryaki smoked then throw on a good bun, they're awesome
 
 

fife

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So does this mean you get to have her try not being vegan? LOL If so then she is in for a real treat when it is her turn to try the smoke side of life. ENJOY and good luck on the vegan thing.
 

roller

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Welcome aboard this is a great place. Why are you doing that? What purpose does it serve?
 

SmokinAl

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Welcome aboard this is a great place. Why are you doing that? What purpose does it serve?

Roller, I'm guessing your not married!
 

duanes

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The primary purpose is to make the Mrs. happy - if she isn't happy, no one is
.

We agreed to follow Daniel's diet (the biblical story is that he refused to feast at the king's table and only ate "that which comes from the soil"), so a "Lent" thing if you will.

As to her being a Vegan? Ha! She is more of a carnivore than I.  There is zero chance that this continues beyond April 24th.   
    

For anyone who has ever done this, you really understand how much meat, eggs, cheese, milk, create that satiated feeling.  My wife is an awesome cook and she is making some really good Vegan stuff, but I can gorge myself and still walk away with that "not quite full" feeling.  I like a really good salad, but pile some meat on top!  I now truly appreciate all that is involved in animal husbrandy and bringing it to my plate.
 

oldschoolbbq

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Duane,I am so sorry you are in this predicament
 and hope (as a fellow Carnivore) hope you make it through this
,but be aware that all of us here on the SMF will be eating your portion,so it's all good
.


Even though you are in Intervention, we send you a hardy
.

Have fun (Opps sorry)BE good and when you begin your Smoking again , remember to...
 
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Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
 

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