Totaly ignorant, but not forever

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Original poster
Jul 4, 2007
New Jersey
Hello everyone,

I am three years from retirement, I hope, with two kids still in college. I am looking foreword to the time when I can spend 12 hours cooking a meal and not feel I should have been doing something else. I have never used a smoker, but as with all new things I suspect it is best to begin with a simple, fool proof recipe and grow from there. I recently purchased an RV, (a vintage 1978 Bluebird), and plan to spend a bit of my retirement on the road, so a smaller, portable smoker is the way to go for me.

So I will probably be a lurker for a while untill I have read up on the subject and have a better idea of the possibilities.

Gardner Yeaw
Glad you found us, and welcome to SMF. Several smokers used around here, so read and enjoy. Any questions just ask, folks will reply shortly with some helpful information.
hello, and welcome to SMF. sign up for jeff's 5-day e-course. lots of good info in it. if you have any questions, just ask.
Hello Gardner Yeaw, glad to see you joined us. This is a great site and everyone likes helping so do not hesistate to ask. Looking foward to hearing about your adventures.
Welcome to SMF!!! My recommendation- Jump in with both feet... There are many reciepes that only take 4 to 5 hrs. and you dont have to baby sit it if you get the right smoker...

Glad you found us!!!
Welcome! *waves*

That's the beauty of really CAN be doing something else while your masterpiece is simmering away in the smoker. Other than at most, checking on it once an can be doing whatever else your heart desires.

Best of luck, let us know when you get your smokah. is reader supported and as an Amazon Associate, we may earn commissions from qualifying purchases.

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