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melanerd
05-25-2011, 11:25 PM
Hello there! I'm a new owner of a Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5" Smoker and I'm hoping to find lots of help and information on how to make my family proud.

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Weber Smokey Mountain 18.5" Smoker

purplestarrider
05-25-2011, 11:31 PM
welcome. I am new as well. I hope that you will learn everything that you are looking to learn. I know i learning alot so far.

melanerd
05-25-2011, 11:44 PM
Thank you for your welcome! I've been 'visiting' this site for awhile since I learned I was getting a smoker and my family is looking for to tasting real bbq - not just grilled food. Yum!

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BBQ Bandit
05-25-2011, 11:57 PM
Welcome to the BBQ madness!

melanerd
05-26-2011, 12:10 AM
Welcome to the BBQ madness!

Thanks! This is the good kind of madness..:becky:

JMSetzler
05-26-2011, 12:18 AM
Greetings and welcome from Hickory, NC! I'm also a rather new owner of the WSM 18.5 model. I have smoked on it several times this month and I'm looking forward to a lot more! It's a great smoker and easy to work with... I think you will be quite happy with it!

melanerd
05-26-2011, 12:25 AM
I'm still trying to decide what to cook for my first attempt this coming weekend... Would chicken be too difficult? I don't want to have my first cook be a fail, but I'm feeling real positive, but I definitely don't want to make a rookie mistake. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Rookie'48
05-26-2011, 12:52 AM
Welcome to our crazy little club house!

A good choice for the first cook is a couple or three fatties. It's kinda understood that cooking one fatty just isn't done :rolleyes:.

BBQ_MAFIA
05-26-2011, 08:48 AM
Welcome

1FUNVET
05-26-2011, 10:54 AM
Welcome. Fatties or MOINKS are a great way to start.

melanerd
05-26-2011, 03:26 PM
Thanks for the advice...now I just have to wait for the Recipe section to be available to me?

Bama Q
05-26-2011, 09:46 PM
Welcome Chicken is very forgiving, would be a good start. A bbq'er never fails, just adapts to change in plans. Good Luck