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Hello from just outside of D.C.


Joined Jan 26, 2011
Hello....My name is Joe...and I like to smoke meat...(Hi Joe)...

I have been intentionally smoking meat for 5 years. Unintentionally for 5 years before that. My unintentional years were making Beef Jerky and I was drying them either over a grill while cooking burgers or a small fire pit I had in my back yard. It just didn't dawn on my that I was smoking as well as drying the jerky.

I started with my "R2D2" Smoker....a Brinkmann Smoke N' Grill Charcoal Smoker and Grill . Learned the basics, and realised I like it and wanted to try more then what was being smoked.

I now have a Brinkmann Smoke N Pit Charcoal/Grill Smoker that I have been loving.

I was a meat cutter at a previous job, and have learned how to make sausages and am starting to get into making Anduille and Charizo smoked spiced sausages, as well as Brisket and Pork shoulder.

Also learned a couple tricks on how to smoke cheeses without a melty mess.

I am looking forward to reading and learning from other smokers on the list. Who know where the one little tip that I remember reading somewhere will help me make the perfect piece of meat!

Thanks for sharing your wealth of experiences!


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Welcome aboard Joe. Sounds like you have a lot to contribute. Lot's of friendly folks here to help you with just about anything.


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Joined Feb 20, 2010
Hi Joe, thanks for sharing.

Come on in and take a seat.

We’re glad you’re here

Most of us have humble beginnings.

The one thing we all have in common is our love for smoke

Yes it can be a curse at times; like that time at the mother-in-laws for a family dinner and we had a slip and told her a little hickory would greatly improve the pot roast.

You’re among friends now don’t be afraid to share your experiences or ask questions.

We’re all here to help each other.

Keep coming back


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to smf glad to have ya joe!!! Use the search feature and wiki sections to find tons of info!!! Looking forword to seeing some of your Q !!!!


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Welcome to SMF glad you joined us. You'll find lots of good info and some great recipes here. Have fun and happy smoking


Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 31, 2010
Welcome to SMF Joe.. A Lot of great people here and have some fun


Master of the Pit
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Joined May 20, 2010
Welcome to SMF Joe, Sounds like you'll fit in nicely around here.

Glad to have you with us


Epic Pitmaster
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Joined Jul 26, 2009
Hello Joe

Welcome to SMF - looking forward to seeing your posts.


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


Epic Pitmaster
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Joined 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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Joined Mar 12, 2009

First off welcome Joe 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:


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.


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  


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