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Joined Jan 21, 2011
Finally figured out this is the place for great tips, like-minded folks, and inspiration and after trolling the forums unregistered I figured I might just have to sign up and join the ranks. 

Each person on here seems to have something helpful, positive or realistic to contribute, and thought I might be able to get some help here and there from the backyard pros. The wife is getting a bit tired of the BBQ/smoking/grill/meat talk…. So, I’m Shane, a 33 year old banker from Albuquerque, NM, (Where Bugs Bunny should have taken a left). I own a Char-Griller Duo with the side fire box I use to offset smoke ribs, brisket, pork butt… you name it, I’ll try to smoke it or grill it. I have affectionately nick-named my duo “MEGA GRILL”. The Duo offers some pretty convenient versatility which helped me talk my wife into it. I also have a kettle charcoal grill I got as a birthday gift. (Not sure of the brand, it was a grocery store floor model).  Free grill = happy Shane

My love for BBQ came after my dad started a BBQ restaurant in Colorado when I was about 13. Even though I had to pull unpaid shifts as a dishwasher for the family business, I loved hanging out in the kitchen with the cooks and my dad picking up just about every tip I could overhear. I weekend warrior with my grill and tinker with rubs, marinades, brines and wood chunks.

Quite honestly, I’m just happy to have a place to pick up some wisdom, share some experiences, and pick up some inspiration from like-minded fellow smokers.


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Hello Ficeroy

Welcome to SMF - glad to have you here with us and we are really looking forward to seeing your posts


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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


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Welcome Shane, glad to have you aboard. Lots of friendly, knowledgeable folks here to help you. Happy smoking.

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Great to have ya here. As you can see we like to have plenty of q-view. Taking pictures of your meat while you prep, smoke and serve it will definately make your wife thing you are truly nuts!


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 First off welcome Shane 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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