Hello from MN

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Original poster
Oct 11, 2013

Well I've been lurking on this Forum for most of the summer now and I figured it was about time to join. I started smoking about 13 years ago when I decided to try smoking some tuna after a really good albacore trip out of San Diego. What I've learned from reading posts In this forum is I'm lucky that no one got sick from my earlier smokes! Too low a temp for too long of a time! Well fast forward to present time and I mainly spend my smoking time on a modified GOSM propane smoker.....I took the burner out and switched over to charcoal for hot smokes, and use a 1500 watt heating element on a 2000 watt dimmer for slow smoking cured meats.I just got delivery of Todds  amazen pellet smoker and this weekend will be my first time using it, really pumped to try it out.

Thanks for a great site!



AMNPS Test Group
Sep 8, 2011
:welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 50,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 1,000,000 posts describing it! Yea that’s right over 1,000,000!

The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but don’t hesitate to start threads and ask also!

We have an ”Articles” section that is full of great information about smoking to include a lot of recipes and instructionals. Check it out there is a lot to learn in there!

gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
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
OTBS Member
Jun 13, 2012
Madison, AL
to SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 

We love to see pictures of what you are cooking (or what we call q-views here at SMF).  To "upload the q-views" just follow the directions here and it will be easier. If you are using a cell phone, an IPad or a kindle, go to the main SMF page and click the Mobile button. Will make the uploads a bit faster too.

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums and some guidelines of how to interact within the forums. Off site links are not allowed here at SMF per TulsaJeff. Not that you have done anything wrong....just a little bit of FYI for new members!

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!



Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Oct 31, 2012
Canadian Rockies
Welcome from Canada, Tim.

I have been smoking for about a year and, like you, have learned a lot from this forum. 

You will love your AMNPS.



Original poster
Thread starter
Oct 11, 2013
Thanks all for the nice welcome!

I've got my first smoke going with a 5 x 8 amps loaded with hickory dust and lit from both ends. I'm smoking a few lbs. of Canadian bacon and a couple lbs. of eye of round thanks to Bearcarvers tutorial! I'll take some pictures of the finished product..Tomorrow I'll be smoking a few cheddar jalopeno  logs and a couple of logs of hot bear loaf..

Thanks for a great site!



Epic Pitmaster
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.


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