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paul michael

Original poster
Jan 2, 2011
i am a welder from oklahoma, santa brought me a master built wide gas smoker and i could really use some help from you guys


Smoking Fanatic
Mar 16, 2010
Pratt, Kansas
Welcome There are plenty of members that have the type of smoker you have and will be wiling to help you with any questions you might have. You've come to the right place.


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OTBS Member
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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SMF Premier Member
Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Paul to SMF.  You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction



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Jun 22, 2009
Central Florida (Sebring)
Welcome to SMF! If you need help just take the E-course it will get you started. Then start asking questions. You'll find everyone here is friendly, and there is a wealth of knowledge to be had. The only stupid question is the one you don't ask. Good luck & happy smoking.


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SMF Premier Member
Jun 21, 2007
You'll find plenty of good help from great folks who like to share at the SMF. It's all good my friend. 

pit 4 brains

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Dec 16, 2009
Summerville, SC
Welcome to the site!

You need to take it slow and practice. Your smoker is just like a welder, you're not gonna pull one off the shelf, go home and lay down a nice bead if ya don't know how to weld. Start with something simple like some chicken or ribs and work your way up. Getting comfortable with the smoker will take a couple of trials and errors.. Read, read and ask..
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