Checking in

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by bass3859, Feb 29, 2008.

  1. Hello, all. Just checking in as all good newbies should. Got referred here by my brother, Seboke, and I must say, he hit it right on the head when he told me what a great, helpful site this is.

    My name is Jim. Live in the Phoenix, AZ area. I am currently a police dispatcher, after working as a police officer, firefighter, and a few years in the Army as an MP. Going to school to get my degree to teach either junior high or high school math. Should be done with that before to much longer.

    Unfortunately (please, don't beat me), I have not smoked anything edible in my life. After talking to Ken (Seboke) and looking around a little bit here, I just might consider it. I do like cooking on the grill, but standing in front of a blazing hot grill at 4pm in July in the deserts of Arizona is not something that is at all pleasant. Should I start, I am sure to be around for any tips.

    That's about it. Great site with lots of helpful info. I hope that I will be able to return the favors someday.


  2. flyin'illini

    flyin'illini Smoking Fanatic SMF Premier Member

    Jim, Another noob here who now smokes edible meat thru the help of the SMF. You will do fine with the help of these fine folks. Good luck with the math teacher pursuit. (my mom is a retired one)
  3. bassman

    bassman Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the forum! I too had some disappointing results until I got some help from the great folks on SMF [​IMG] . Keith
  4. kookie

    kookie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome to the smf.......Great place here with lots of great people and info......
  5. richtee

    richtee Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome Jim! If you have the desire to smoke, SMF can make you REAL good at it- in a surprisingly short time :{)
  6. mossymo

    mossymo Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to SMF, glad to have you with us !!!
  7. bustedluckbarbq

    bustedluckbarbq Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Welcome to the SMF!! Youll find lots of friendly folks here!!
  8. desertlites

    desertlites Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    welcome jim from a little south(tucson) heck smokin in july outside beats the oven going inside!those 5 months we do most of our cooking outside. glad you joined & welcome.
  9. fireguy

    fireguy Smoking Fanatic

    Welcome Brother, Sure you new adventures in smoking will be great.. just ask and there will be plenty of help on the way..
  10. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to the forum Jim![​IMG]
  11. seboke

    seboke Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Glad to see you finally came on board! Give yourself one try at smoking and you'll be hooked for life. You old gas grill will become jealous of the smoker!!
  12. travcoman45

    travcoman45 Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard! Take the 5 day E-course, it's free and gives you alot of information to work with. Read some of the posts in the different areas and you will see all the different things you can do in a smoker, it really is an enjoyable and delicious way to prepare food! It does not have to be an expensive hobby, but be forwarned it becomes addictive! Again, welcome!

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