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Salutations from South Florida


Joined Dec 2, 2013
Hello all,

Long time lurker, newbie poster here. I found SMF when my buddy got a MES30 for his birthday and we started drinking beer and smoking meat together....shocker, right? Then I started reading around and perusing another forum I frequent (Floridasportsman.com) and decided to get a smoker. After much reading on here about multiple mods, I decided what I wanted! I have since purchased a Masterbuilt XL 40" propane smoker and modified it with a grilling wok, and a 10" cast iron pan to serve as a chip pan and elevation device.

I seasoned her up 2 weekends ago, and ran 15lbs of chicken leg quarters though it. They came out excellent! I caught a few kingfish (mackerel) and brined, seasoned and smoked them as well for dip. I've also done my first rack of spare ribs and believe I have it down now. Finally, my Maverick 727 arrived and I think I've got this bad boy dialed it.

My first pork butt is going to happen this saturday, and I'll try and do a Q view for all of you who have helped me so much.

Cheers, to cold beer and great BBQ :-)



Smoke Blower
Joined Nov 13, 2007
Welcome! Always good to see another S. Floridian in the group. Lots of good info here from a lot o knowledgeable members here. Love smoked Kingfish dip. 

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]


Smoking Guru
OTBS Member
Joined Mar 30, 2007
Geez, the place has gone to hell now.
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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
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Joined Jun 20, 2013

Welcome to the forum.  You’ll find great, friendly people here.  You’ll also find a ton of info—if you have a question, just ask and you’ll get about 10 answers—all different  LOL  Don’t forget to post qviews

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