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Hi everyone,


I'm new to smoking and excited to get started. Hoping I can connect with other smokers and get advice and tips.


The GF and I are doing our first smoke on Saturday for Fleet Week. It'll be the Blue Angels and hopefully some good a$$ BBQ.


Smoker: Master Forge Vertical Charcoal Smoker (the $60 jobber from Lowes)

Charcoal: Stubbs charcoal

Wood: Mesquite chunks



post #2 of 19

Mark, send some pics and show us what you are...and have...icon14.gif then:


welcome1.gif to the SMF.and we love Q-view-example:


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Have fun and...

post #3 of 19

Welcome aboard, Mark!


Good luck and good smoking.

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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.

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!!


post #5 of 19

Welcome Mark !!!!

post #6 of 19

Welcome aboard! Keep a camera handy Saturday.

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welcome1.gif   Glad to have you with us!


post #9 of 19

welcome1.gif ....from Oklahoma

post #10 of 19
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Started seasoning about 20 min ago so here are some pics of what I'm working with.




Here's the damper I rigged up with some metal brackets I had laying around. The screw hangs out the bottom of the hole and I use the loop end of a metal skewer to open and shut it. I have to fish around a bit.



Here it is in the open position.



Here it is in the closed position.


post #11 of 19

Let us know how it works.

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Keep Us Posted




No Creosote! A-Maze-N Smokers

post #13 of 19
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Made up the spare ribs last night. Put them on at 6:45 this morning - it's 7:30 and the temp is holding steady at 225...



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Here are the finished spare ribs... 



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welcome1.gif and ribs looks great !!!!

post #17 of 19

The ribs look awesome!!

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If the ribs taste as good as they look  th_4th_of_July.gifWINNER !!!!!

post #19 of 19

Congrats! lookin good!

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