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Original poster
Nov 17, 2010
Kenosha, Wisconsin
Good afternoon. I am new to the website and fairly new to smoking in general. My family and I live in south east Wisconsin. The weather is starting to get cold but that will not stop the smoker from firing up. I have done some pork shoulder, briskets, ribs, ABT, fatties, ect... I built my own offset barrel smoker and must say it works fairly well since I really didn't know much about smokers.

I really want to thank all of you out there with the information that you post. It is extremely helpful to rookies like me. I do look forward to reading your posts and advice. Once again thanks for all of you help and I look forward to posting my own experiences.  Have a happy and safe Thanksgiving.

Thank you,



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OTBS Member
Feb 3, 2009
Hey jim, and welcome to SMF!

 Lots of good folks and info on the site.


Meat Mopper
Jul 7, 2010
Raleigh, NC
Welcome to SMF! This place is the best and everyone here is willing to help. Ive learned so much from the posts here and seeing how people use their smokers. I suggest taking Jeff's ecourse. Its free and it helped me a lot. Now you just need to post some Qview and you are set!



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OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Jim to SMF. You'll like it here for there are alot of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking. Now there are alot of proven recipes for some amazing things here too. So if you need sign up for the E-Course it's free and it will give you the basics of smoking and some good methods to use also. So the next big thing for you to do is go out and get you something to smoke and if you happen to have any questions just post it here and we will be happy to answer them for you.

Welcome To Your New Addiction  


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OTBS Member
May 1, 2007

Welcome to SMF, Glad to have you with us.

This is the place to learn, lots of good info and helpful friendly Members.

For those of you new to Smoking, be sure to check out Jeff's 5 Day Smoking Basics eCourse.

Click Here it's "FREE" ... 5 Day eCourseE


Fire Starter
Oct 13, 2010
Moorhead, MN
Welcome to SMF Jim. This is the best forum that I have found. Great people who only try to help and are always encouraging. You will really like it here. 


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OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Group Lead
Sep 12, 2009
Macungie, PA
Welcome Jim!

We're all here to help!

Cheese is great to cold smoke, but I guess it might be hard to find any cheese where you're from.  



Smoke Blower
Jun 11, 2010
Norfolk, Nebraska
Welcome to SMFJim!  It is a great resource with a ton of wonderful people.  If you have a question, just ask.  I guarantee that you will get multiple answers from folks who have already tried it.  Now, go light em up!


Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Oct 17, 2009
Hendertucky, Nv.
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.
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