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Up Early in So Cal


Joined Feb 5, 2011
I am a newbie at smoking, but I think my wife created a monster with it.  She got me the Master Built XL for x-mas and today is the 2nd smoke.  Smoking a brisket and 4 racks of ribs.  I live in a small town in Southern Cali, Calimesa.  Love to BBQ now that I have a normal schedule.  I lived here my entire life, minus for years in Vegas attending UNLV,  GO REBELS!

I am still trying to figure out who is happier with me up at this dark hour, the wife, or two dogs that took over my spot on the bed.  Hope every one has a safe super bowl sunday.



Smoking Fanatic
Joined Feb 5, 2010
Glad to have you as part of the SMF group Craig!   Remember that with the smoker you need to remember to use that camera and take lots of qview to share with us.  Enjoy!

Soon enough, those dogs will learn that when daddy gets up to leave early to go outside, there is something yummy he is working on - they'll be following you instead of taking your spot in bed!
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Joined Feb 5, 2011
Thanks for the welcomes.  I hope they find the idiot that hit you and took off Craig.


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Joined Jun 22, 2009
Welcome to SMF. There are a lot of very friendly & knowledgeable folks here to help you. I urge you to sign up for the free E-course. It will give you the basics, & even if you are an experienced smoker you may learn something new. Then start asking questions. Good luck & glad to have you aboard. Don't forget we all love Qview!


Epic Pitmaster
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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


Master of the Pit
Joined Feb 10, 2009
Welcome to smf glad to have ya!! Tons of info here and great members!!! Good luck.


Epic Pitmaster
OTBS Member
Joined Jul 26, 2009
Hello Huesty - welcome to SMF from just down the road in Fallbrook

Glad to have you here with us and as others have said make sure to post qview


Legendary Pitmaster
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Joined Oct 17, 2009
Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to your first qview.


Legendary Pitmaster
OTBS Member
SMF Premier Member
Joined Jun 21, 2007
 Welcome to the SMF, and congrats on your new MES. I know your area, nice and not too crowded. It's all good my friend.


Epic Pitmaster
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SMF Premier Member
Joined Mar 12, 2009

First off welcome Heusty to SMF. You'll like it here cause there are alot of really good folks that would just love to help you with anything to do with smoking. Now we like having new folks here to give a new prospective on some of the ways we do things around here. Now if you are really new then I would suggest that you sign up fir the 5-day E-course it free and it will give you the basics on smoking and a few recipes too. Here's a link to it:


then you will have a method to your newly found madness and believe me it will be a madness. Then when you start smoking things you will have to learn how to post the pictures / Qview 

here. So here's a link to a tutorial on how to post your Qview so we can see what your doing.


Now the next thing you have to do is run out and get something to smoke. Then just smoke it and if you have any questions just post  them here and we will answer all your questions that you might have. Oh yea there's no stupid questions we were all there in the beginning and we just really like to help others enjoy the fabulous smoked foods that we do. So again

Welcome to Your New Addiction  


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