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Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by tbakko, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. 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.
  2. eman

    eman Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member

    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.
  3. adiochiro3

    adiochiro3 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF! 
  4. beer-b-q

    beer-b-q Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member


    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
  5. 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. [​IMG]

    Freshwater or salt?
  6. richoso1

    richoso1 Legendary Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  7. scarbelly

    scarbelly Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member

    Welcome and if we can help answer any questions on the smokers let us know
  8. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Epic Pitmaster OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    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        
  9. deannc

    deannc Master of the Pit

    Welcome aboard!  And congratulations on your retirement!  [​IMG]

    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.
  10. meateater

    meateater Legendary Pitmaster SMF Premier Member

    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. [​IMG]
  11. bmudd14474

    bmudd14474 Legendary Pitmaster Staff Member Administrator Group Lead OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Welcome to SMF. Like others have said the 5 day ecourse is great.