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Fire Starter
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Oct 11, 2006
Bothell WA
Hi all! I'm swamprb and I just found this site. It looks like there is something for everybody here so if its OK I think I'll hang around awhile! I started smoking salmon on a Little Chief about 13 years ago then I found a Large Japanese Kamado at a garage sale for $15, I used it mostly as a grill and had poor results smoking with it (no instructions) Then a couple years back I was looking into a WSM but on the advice of several co-workers I brought home a GOSMC 3600 and have had fantastic results with it. About the same time I attended a BBQ competition in Seattle and met Dr.BBQ cooking on a BGE and I told him of my Kamado and he gave me a few tips and it all started clicking from there, I refurbished my Kamado, added a spring hinge and draft door from BGE and built a table for it and never looked back! Ive refurbished 2 other Kamado's since then. In July I acquired a used Large Big Green Egg and have been playing with it. I will be keeping my eye out for a WSM and an offset smoker in the future to add to the arsenal! I'm mostly a troller, but do ask for advice If I can't figure it out myself. Thanks!


Master of the Pit
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SMF Premier Member
Jul 16, 2006
Northern NY (Adirondacks)
Welcome swamprb!

Glad you are here. Check out all the forums and post good recipes if you have any you think we might like to try. If you have questions the friendly folks here at SMF will make answer. Don't forget to post pictures. We love food porn.

Take care, have fun and do good!




Smoking Fanatic
OTBS Member
Jul 21, 2006
Erie Colorado
Welcome swamprb! I too hope to surround myself with smokers of various makes and models someday. How about some pictures of you rigs? Enjoy the site.


Smoking Guru
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Jul 7, 2005
Midvale, UT
swamprb, welcome to SMF. As you have noticed there is something for everybody here. Lot's of food pixs gets posted and has caused some folks to explore new territory-case in point check out the Smoked Meatloaf threads in the Beef forum.


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