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Have been using a gas grill for many years and just now getting into the charcoal grilling and smoking.

I also have a electric smoker (Cajun Injector) that I used twice in 7 years.  Time to start putting it to use.


I use the following:

Weber gas grill - 13 years (Used continually)

Weber charcaol grill - 2 months (Used weekends)

Cajun Injection electric smoker - 7 years (Used twice . . .LOL!)


Been using pecan wood, but have PLENTY of live oak trees and wood (Pretty sure this can be used for smoking icon_question.gif)


Just found this website and looking forward to learn.





Edited by Jerryl - 9/29/12 at 9:57am
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Hi Jerryl and welcome1.gif to the SMF.  This is a great place to get information, advice, and praise.


We like pictures, which we call Q-view, so be sure to take pictures of your smokers, grills, and anything you fix on them. Plus that's  da rules!Rules.gif

Here is a free q-view sample. 



Pecan is an excellent smoking wood and so is oak.  Some experts say that oak is best for smoking pork, but I happen to prefer a mixture of cherry and hickory about 50/50.  The best thing to do with smoking woods is to experiment and decide which flavors you like best!


Take care and good smokin

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Welcome to SMF glad you are with us..

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welcome1.gifto SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 40,000 members and over 800,000 posts so you should be able to find almost anything you want to know. Remember the search bar at the top can be your best friend for finding answers fast!

You might want to check out Jeff's Free 5 day E-course it will teach you all the basics and a whole lot more!

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Hello and welcome1.gifto SMF - glad to have you here 

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Thanks for the welcome folks.icon14.gif


Did some reading most of the day and had searched for oak which appeared to be ok for smoking.

Not much on "live oak", but now I know.


Happy to be here!

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Hello and welcome to SMF! I did a pork butt yesterday with pecan, haven't tried it yet but sure smelled good. 

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Welcome ! As you browse around the Forum think you will find the information and "secrets" of some of the best smoking chefs (amateur and professional),lots of great recipes, and just good ol plain folks who you feel like you have known all your life. Everyone likes to see the pictures and the play by play !   If you are looking for advice or criticism, just ask....everyone here is here to enjoy their passion for smoking and cooking and making new friends.welcome1.gif



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hi Josh here,just bought a Smokey Hollow #5 lastnite,$150 on sale.i started with a cheap walmart charcoal grill which i still have.i live in upstate N.Y. when i say upstate i'm 5 mins from the adirondack park.

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