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Hello from Chicago

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I am from chicago and new to smoking.  After reading posts, today was my first day running the smoker.  I sprayed the inside down and ran smoke to "break it in"  Most notably, it was difficult to gain temp (around 200) but then i stuck a good thermometer in there and i was actually at 240-250 so that was refreshing. 


I look forward to reading everyone's posts and learning.  My first actual smoke will be a couple of whole chickens.

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welcome1.gif to SMF.

what kind of smoker are you using ?

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Forgot to mention that....I have the 18" WSM

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Hello and welcome to SMF - glad to have you here 


Please do us a favor and update your profile with your location


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Welcome aboard!


You have a great smoker there.  Also, there are lots of WSM users here to help out if you ever need it.


Good luck and good smoking.

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Welcome to the SMF Family...JJ

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Welcome to SMF, glad to have you join us here. I have a WSM and it's a great smoker!

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welcome1.gif to SMF. 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  5-Day e-Course

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First off welcome to SMF. 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

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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.

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