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New Member from Seattle


Fire Starter
Joined Jun 2, 2007
Hi all. My name is Mark. I am from the seattle area in a city called Federal Way.

By trade I am a graphic designer, yes the guy that designs those annoying ads you see in magazines.

I started smoking with a LiL Chief, mainly for jerky and getting smoke flavor into meats, then moved onto a brinkman water smoker, although I loved that little brinkman I hated the fuss of the charcoal. Yesterday I made the plunge and bought the smokers vault, instantly I fell in love with it.

Spareribs are on sale here at Safeway, so I went and bought 30lbs, also two nice sized butts and some good chicken thighs. The wife loves it since I vacuumed sealed it all and have enough meat already cooked for the week.

I am hoping to learn from all of you pitmasters. When brisket goes on sale that will be my next endeavor..


short one

Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 9, 2007
Welcome to SMF, sounds like some good things in order out there. If you have questions just ask, a lot of friendly, helpful folks here.


Legendary Pitmaster
Joined Nov 18, 2006
Welcome Mark -

You can't go wrong shopping sales!

I cook most of the food for the week on the weekend and then just sides all week. Makes life easier. Your wife must be happy about that.

Have fun with the new smoker!


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 17, 2005
.......and another big welcome from Canada to SMF!
Sounds like you are on the right track ... lots of help available here!


Smoking Fanatic
Joined Apr 5, 2007
Welcome to SMF. Sounds like you already have a game plan with all the meat you have. Have fun.


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Jan 25, 2007
Welcome to the SMF Mark. Congrat's on your new smoker, sounds like your off to a great start with it!!! Jump right in...great folks here, and remember we love pics


Master of the Pit
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 7, 2007
Welcome Mark, Nice to see you on the forum. I looking forward to you sharing your adventures.


Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Joined Mar 12, 2007
Welcome aboard Mark! Best smoking site on the nert here.

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