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Thanks for all the great advice


Joined Nov 20, 2013
I am very grateful for all the great advice that I picked up on SMF for my first smoke. I've grilled for years but really wanted to step up my game and get into smoking. After reading 100's of equipment reviews, I purchased a Masterbuilt dual fuel smoker. Assembly was a breeze as it is a very well engineered unit. I picked up a digital thermometer and a cast iron skillet to replace the stock chip tray, thanks to several reviews on this site. The skillet lets me use chunks for smoking without them flaring up. After seasoning, I used Jeff's rub (it really is The Bomb, as the kids say) and smoked a honey citrus chicken, modifying a recipe that I found here. It was absolutely the juiciest, best tasting chicken I have ever cooked! The helpful hints and tips that I picked up from SMF took all the guesswork out of the process. I had a pretty good idea what to do every step of the way. Thanks again for all the help in making my first smoke a success. Looking forward to many years of great eats!


Master of the Pit
Joined May 12, 2013
Hello Loud 1 and welcome to the fun.  I am glad I could help.  You would not believe how long it took me to type all that info.  WHEW!  
  Many good folk here with a load of experience that they are more than willing to share.  If you have specific questions just start a thread and someone with experience will be along soon to offer advice.  All info you can provide us with such as smoker type, location and so on will help us answer any questions you may have.  Spend some time doing some research on the forums, tons of advice and recipes already available there.  Was nothing to do with me but I am sure all the members are glad to hear your first smoke went well.  You are hooked now!  No going back!  Welcome to our addiction.  There is no 12 step program for this one.  We look forward to your contributions.  Have fun.  Good luck.  Keep Smokin!


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  ........
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Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
★ Lifetime Premier ★
Joined Jun 20, 2013
Hey Loud1

 Welcome from Alberta.  You're gonna love it here.  So.............would you be willing to share your modified honey citrus chicken recipe???



Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Group Lead
Joined Feb 9, 2009
Welcome to the group!  You'll find that this is a great place to share ideas on smoking, grilling, etc.  There are plenty of folks here who genuinely enjoy helping one another.  Looking forward to your input, and just ask when you need anything...someone here will surely have the answer.



Epic Pitmaster
Joined Oct 7, 2012
Glad you joined the group. The search bar at the top of any page is your best friend.
About anything you wanna know about smoking/grilling/curing/brining/cutting or slicing
and the list goes on has probably been posted. Remember to post a QVIEW of your smokes.
We are all smoke junkies here and we have to get our fix. If you have questions Post it
and you will probably get 10 replies with 11 different answers. That is because their
are so many different ways to make great Q We all have our own taste.

Happy smoken.

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