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New to SMF

Joined Oct 20, 2013
Can't help but think Twisted Sister when I see SMF....should give an idea of my age lol.

From Indiana and I hunt, fish, garden, make my own sausages, and currently have only smoked hot peppers on a charcoal grill.  I am a live off the land kind of guy and love using all of earths bounty.  I want to learn how to smoke all kinds of meat to get some awesome flavors going on. 

I have spent many years in the restaurant business as a cook and in management.  I know my way around a kitchen, but am pretty lost around a smoker.

My fish of choice is the walleye and I pursue it year round.  Walleye, bluegills, and perch are the only fish in my freezer and I have a freezer just for my fish :)

My drug of choice is hot peppers.  Trinidad scorpion, ghost pepper (Bhut Jolokia) and the scotch bonnet are my favorites at this point in time.  

I can cook up a storm on a charcoal grill but really think I would have trouble smoking on one.

Glad I found this place!!!

HB Jeff


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Howdy Jeff and welcome aboard!  This is the best place I know for sharing ideas on smoking, grilling, curing, etc.  There are plenty of friendly, knowledgeable folks who really enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input here, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



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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   .........
[/h1][h1]  [/h1][h1]Gary[/h1]


AMNPS Test Group
Joined Sep 8, 2011
:welcome1: to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!

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