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Northern Newbie


Fire Starter
Joined Apr 21, 2011
Hi all,

New here and new to smoking!

I did slow cook ribs twice last year on the propane grill and they were fantastic. temp control by wedging tongs in the lid was fun. This was without smoke so I am really looking forward to doing the smoke thing.

I got a used Weber Performer for 100 bucks last night and read day one of the 5 day course from this site.

This weekend I hope to do my dry run burns to learn temp control! If they go well, maybe get some chicken on there. I'm saving the ribs and such for when I'm more confident. :)


Master of the Pit
Joined Mar 14, 2011
This is a great site and there are alot of good people here to help. ENJOY


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined 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

Also for those of you new to smoking,  Get a good Probe Thermometer as we smoke by Temperature NOT TIME.

A good choice for a remote dual probe thermometer is the Maverick ET-732


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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Welcome to SMF!


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


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to smf glad to have ya!!! Tons of info here and great members too!!!

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