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New guy here from nj trying to become a pit master like yall

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Hi guys my name is Wilkins but yall can call me will. I live down in Vineland NJ. Im married and have my 1st son thats almost 2 and is my life. I have a big back yard that I hate to cut grSs cause dont have nothing nack there. So the famly went out the other week to walmart and went crazy. My wife wanted to look for a chest freezer there which we found, but also found a nice patio set on sale for only $100. She said well since baby was born we never bought anything for us so lets try for walmart card & get them both. Well I after we both got approved I my brain went a smoking and said well since r getting the freezer we can by more meat and freeze & whats the point of getting the patio set if we threw out our grill a couple years ago. So we should just get a new grill while we at it. My plan worked she said what the he!! Might as well go all in. my eyes lit up and I mad a b line right to the grills. My parants always had gas grills which I hated. And the 1 used to have was an old gas grill that we never really used. I knew wanted a barrel type charcoal grill. So I found the Char-Broiler American Gourmet Deluxe and had to have it. I figured it was good since most other barrel grills u have to buy the smokers seperatly. I did a quick search on my phone and the 1st few links sent me to this forum. And ive been lurking ever since.

Geesh sorry about the long post I tend to ramble.

:grilling_smilie:So short version
New guy bought.char-broiler american gourmet deluxe. Still havent put together yet. Will be lurking learning and asking questions. Thanks for ur time and any help I get from u guys n gals
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This site has tons of info.

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

Then use the handy dandy search tool for specific interests!!

Take the awesome free E-Course!!!

Have a great day!!!





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 Welcome to the SMF. Glad to have you here. Lots of good folks, great recipes and knowledge. Looking forward to  your first qview. icon14.gif

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!

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Hi Will.  I just signed up today also.  Looking forward to seeing your smoking.

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Glad you joined us Will, welcome to SMF!

Here is a thread with many modifications for off-set smokers like you have that will make smoking easier for you and the smoker for efficient - http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/forum/thread/58778/char-griller-smokin-pro-with-firebox-mods

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Hey mo thanxs for the link.
I have read most of that post b4 signing up actualy. My idea so far is to get a new thermometer to put in the lid like u did. Buy 1 of those bbq grilling woks for $10 to use as my charcoal box, & the dryer vent for the smoke stack. I figured I would mess around with the charcoal grate & flip that in the cooking chamber and see how that works for starters.
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Will welcome to the site newbie here to. Hope u have a great experience and your BBQ is good to you!

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