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New to smokin'


Joined Nov 28, 2016
Hello everyone,
My name is Butch, I live in the Upstate of SC USA, and I am completely new to que smoking. I am 49, on disability and since I love smoked BBQ and have nothing but time, why not try my hand at it. I am looking for any and all advice as to how to get started, i.e. what to do, what not to do, what type of smoker to start with, so on and so forth. I would love to, at some point, maybe even start my own little roadside que stand eventually, but that all depends obviously, on whether or not I have any smoking skills to hone or not. I look forward to hearing from all of you seasoned (see what I did there) smoker's and learning everything that I possibly can. Thank you all in advance.
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Welcome aboard!

As said above the free e-course is a great place to start!


gary s

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  Good morning and welcome to the forum, from a cool day here in East Texas, and the best site on the web. Lots of great people          with tons of information on just about  everything.


joe black

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Welcome to this great site, Butch. There are a lot of fine folks here who are always eager to help. Ask away and keep on reading.

Good luck and good smoking, Joe. :welcome1:

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