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post #1 of 6
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Hey, my name is steve. i live over in the Florida pan handle, near Pensacola. i've been grilling for a while but lately have been wanting to get into smoking/bbq. Wife got me an early fathers day present in the form of a masterbuilt 2-door gas smoker.


I've been doing some reading on this smoker and it seems to be a decent smoker for a first rig. just looking now for any tips, tricks, recipes and ideas to make the best food i can for the family. 


i still need to put the smoker together and season it. i've read some stuff on mods to make to it (cast iron chip pan, felt around the doors) but after that, comes the next big decision, what to make first in it. the kids love ribs so, i'm thinking a nice batch of ribs, but, we'll see.


Found this site and it looked like it had a good bit to offer in terms of ideas and experience.

post #2 of 6

Hello Steve and welcome1.gif to SMF - glad you joined in the fun 


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

post #3 of 6

Hello Steve and welcome to SMF! Congratulations on your early Father's Day gift. 


Would you mind updating your profile to include your location? It helps when answering questions to know what part of the world you are in.


There's lots of info, tips, tricks, recipes and helpful people here. You can search the forum using the search bar at the top of the page or just ask away!



post #4 of 6
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Profile updated. thanks for the welcome's.


i've been pretty active on other forums, mostly sportbike forums and motorcycle road racing forums. just starting to search around here for ideas.


need to get the smoker put together this week and get some of the stuff rounded up to get it going.

post #5 of 6
Welcome to the Smoke! Remember 1 beer for each hour and a half of cook time!
post #6 of 6

Welcome to the group. You may want to check out the 5 day E-course on the front page. 

That beer to time ratio may be a bit skimpy on the beer.cheers.gif

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