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New guy from North Carolina.


Smoke Blower
Joined Oct 16, 2013
Hi, my names josh, I'm 24 and live in the southern piedmont area of north carolina. I've been lurking here for quite a while now and since I have my first competition coming up in the spring I thought I would join up and get serious.

I have an Oklahoma Joe and a larger trailer mounted cooker. I call it a cooker b/c that's what it is. It's not a "smoker" but it has cooked many a butt and briskit without any complaints. I will hopefully be adding another small smoker to the arsenal sometime soon.

The event will be under the KCBS rules but will not be sanctioned. I will be competing for grand champion which will include pork, pork ribs, chicken and brisket. I love cooking and bbq'ing but haven't never competed and after some encouragement from friends and family I decided to try it.

So prepare to see me ask lots of questions and for the onslaught of pics that are sure to come from all the practice smokes I will be having in the coming months.

Thanks for such a great forum and the overwhelming wealth of knowledge!


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jun 13, 2012
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 "SMF User Guidelines" .....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!


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.   Love my RF  ........
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AMNPS Test Group
Joined 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!


Sausage maker
Staff member
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Apr 28, 2010
Welcome to SMF Josh and were glad to have you aboard so join in, share your experiences, have some fun and don’t forget to post our favorite………

The Qveiw


Happy smoking


I'm over here in raleigh... so welcome neighbor..........


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the forums Josh!  Glad you've joined our group.  You'll find there are lots of friendly and knowledgeable 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.



Smoke Blower
Thread starter
Joined Oct 16, 2013
Very cool. I dove hunt in mt pleasant every year. And have some family in fairview right off 601.

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