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I have just bought my first smoker.  Charbroil with side box.  I bought a bag of mesquite wood, started the fire.  I have placed a small boneles pork roast on the grill over a water drip pan.  How am I doing so far?  Unfortunately the smaoker only has the "ideal" temp gauge no actually thermometer.  I think I need to go get more wood as I am almost out.  Any advice so far?

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I think you're doing fine....let the temp settle in at your target and make sure to get a better temp gauge....also consider something like a Maverick digital thermometer. 


There will be lots and lots of learning curves but that's the fun of it when enjoying smoking foods! ...Enjoy it!

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Welcome aboard!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas.  Lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Congrats and good luck with that new Charbroil, and just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

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