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Hooked on smoking - thanks SMF.


Joined Nov 7, 2013
Howdy all. Awhile back I got to thinking about doing some smoking and started reading online... Been many years since trying anything but a bbq grill. Anyways, time and again I ended up right back here at SMF and have gotten such great ideas and plenty of info to get going. That, plus all the Qview got me hooked!

A bit about myself. I'm living far enough out of Portland to honestly say I don't live there. Working man on rotating shifts, a beautiful wife and new baby girl at home. Life is good.

Anyways, so far a few successful smokes, 5lbs of sharp cheddar cheese, double smoked a purchased ham, a smoky-spicy pot roast and a yummy rack of baby backs... All going really smooth using a MES 30 (20070910) with cold smoker. Yep, there's plenty of other options but this thing is truly working great for my needs at this time and place. Using a dual probe Maverick thermometer for accuracy and very happy with the whole set up. For example the cold smoker went TBS for 6 hours from 46f ambient to no more than 66f with a minimum of attention, just enough to make sure. It's all experimental still, yet already delicious. Finally a hobby I can eat!

Thanks again to all the good folks here at SMF, it's really a pleasure to have such a positive forum. Cheers.


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the group! You'll find that this is a great place to share ideas on smoking, grilling, etc. There are plenty of folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another. Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined 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]


Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
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.


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011
Let us see some of the things you smoke


gary s

Gone but not forgotten. RIP
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 6, 2011



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