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Meat Mopper
Joined Nov 3, 2010
My wife & I just retired in Bellingham, WA. & I want to spend my time fishing & eating. I am real interested in learning to smoke all kinds of food, so I am hoping to tap into the wealth of knowledge on this forum. I don't currently have a smoker so I a doing some research on what would be best for me.


Rest in peace. Lost but not forgotten!!
Staff member
OTBS Member
Joined Feb 3, 2009
Welcome to SMF!!!

 It really all depends on how much time you want to spend tending the smoker and how much meat you are wanting to do at one time.

 If you enjoy tending the fire ,get youself a  SFB charcoal burner.

 If you want ease of smoking and don't care about the smoke ring , check out the MES.

Or you have the gassers .

 If you are able to use tools and have a little time the UDS may be the way for you to go.

 Like you said ,RESEARCH is your friend.


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


Meat Mopper
Joined Sep 10, 2010
Welcome and congratulations! You've come to the right place. As far as smokers go, there are a lot of options. I like to play with fire.

Freshwater or salt?


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jun 21, 2007
Thanks for joining us the SMF. You live around good fishing spots. Take your time in selecting a smoker, as it will probably be with you for some time. It's all good my friend.


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Welcome and if we can help answer any questions on the smokers let us know


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Mar 12, 2009

First off Welcome Tbakko 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        


Master of the Pit
Joined Jun 13, 2010
Welcome aboard!  And congratulations on your retirement!  

There is definitely a ton of information here on SMF and there some really helpful folks on here so don't hesitate to post your questions.


Legendary Pitmaster
SMF Premier Member
Joined Oct 17, 2009
Welcome and take a look at the top of the page where it says "Smokers & More" Take a look around and feel free to ask any questions, a member will reply shortly.


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Jun 1, 2008
Welcome to SMF. Like others have said the 5 day ecourse is great.

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