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hello from VA

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Newbie to the site here.  Have put up my profile and have taken the 5 day course.  Great info.


Purchased a Masterbuilt XL last weekend based on recommendations here.  Got it at BPS for $179.99.  Seasoned it on Sunday (getting the requisite flames from my oak chunks) and planning my first smoke tomorrow with chicken and a ham.


This is my first propane smoker as I have been using a cheap Brinkman charcoal for several years and it finally gave up the ghost.  The MPS is HUGE.  Have read about the mods that others have made.  Not sure which ones I will implement other than doing something about the wood tray.  I will be using a throw away aluminum pan for the water.  Will probably use the supplied water tray as my wood tray.


I'll let all know how the first smoke turns out.

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Welcome to SMF! Glad to have you with us!


Congrats on your new smoker & good luck with your first smoke on it!

post #3 of 11

Welcome there is a wealth of information here.....Happy Smokin'!!


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Welcome to SMF - congrats on the new smoker. 

post #5 of 11

Welcome to the forum Duke Smoker!  This site has a bunch of great folks that know A LOT about smoking that will help you out in a flash with your questions!


Whole bunch of fellow smokers here… you'll have plenty of company!


By the way, I'm not going to say anything about your avatar.... LOL.... just kidding, just kidding....



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Thanks Gray.  You must like that wrong shade of blue ;)

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Spoken like a true Blue Devil there Duke Smoker!  LOL

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Welcome to SMF....  Ahem....Duke......Your boys sure put it to us this past week...... Its all good my friend......biggrin.gif


Glad to have you aboard.........icon14.gif



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I bought mine last week and love it. I'm not quite sure how I'm going to the mod the door to keep the juices inside.

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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. 

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