New to smoking!

Discussion in 'Roll Call' started by rick from pa, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Hello All,

    My name is Rick and I'm from southeastern Pennsylvania.  My daughters gave me a smoker for Christmas and I've already smoked a chicken and a rack of ribs, both turned out really well. was one of the first websites I found when I started searching for information about smoking meats and so far it's the best one I've come across.

    I have a Master Forge vertical smoker!  The only modification that I've done so far is install a piece of grill material 3/4 of an inch above the bottom so that the charcoal does not lie on the air vents, seems to be working well.   
  2. smokinal

    smokinal Smoking Guru Staff Member Moderator OTBS Member ★ Lifetime Premier ★

    Hi Rick, Welcome to SMF!

    Would you update your profile info to include your location. Thanks!
  3. ecto1

    ecto1 Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF glad you can join us.  We are big on Pics and love to help everyone out.  Remember the only question that is dumb is one not asked.  You will not find a friendlier place to talk Que on the web.

    You are going to fit in just fine.
  4. sunman76

    sunman76 Master of the Pit

    howdy and [​IMG]  glad to have you on the forum
  5. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member


    First off welcome to SMF there Rick. You'll really like this place for there are a bunch of really good folks here that would just love to help you with just about anything to do with smoking meat. Then if you have any questions you just post them here or yu can try in chat for a faster answer. If you are really new to all of this I would recommend that you look up and take the e-course. It is free and it will also give you the basics on smoking. So with all that said now go and get something to smoke.

    Welcome To Your New Addiction
  6. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome to SMF - glad to have you with us 
  7. fpnmf

    fpnmf Smoking Guru OTBS Member


    This site has tons of info.

    I suggest you spend some time reading all the different forums and the WIKIs.

    Ask questions and use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

    Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

    Have a great day!!!


          Make bacon the easy way!!
  8. jrod62

    jrod62 Smoking Guru Group Lead OTBS Member

    :welcome1: to SMF !
  9. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Welcome aboard!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  10. sprky

    sprky Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    [​IMG]  to SMF Rick. You have come to the right place for smoking info. This site is loaded with great info just use the search bar at top of page to find what you are looking for. If you can't locate the answer just ask folks here are willing to share there knowledge. I suggest you take  the 5 day e-course on smoking its chuck full of great info.Smoking Basics 5-Day eCourse
  11. ECTO1

    Maybe someone can help me out with this forum thing.  This is the first forum I've ever participated in and I'm not quite sure how it works.  I just took a shot at replying to you because you were online.  Do we just carry on conversations, are there certain areas to go to to discuss "the art of smoking", like I said, new to all this!


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