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Hello, Newbie from upstate NY

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Good evening everyone. Awesome forum. I am new to smoking and the forums. I have read a bunch of threads and decided to buy a Charbroil Vertical Charcoal Smoker 365. I just put it together and plan on seasoning it this week and smoking some meat this weekend! I want to say thank you for all the great advice available and the information you all have provided.
I am a very avid griller and have always tinkered with the idea of smoking. If it wasn't for this site, I don't think I would have dived in to it. I look forward to learning from everyone and hopefully contributing and helping others get involved in smoking!
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Welcome to the forums, Bullfam!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smokin' and Grillin' great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledge folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Congrats on that new Charbroil vertical, and just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.

Red

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show the other SMF members were you are located!  You just might find a few neighbors! You will be addicted soon....just like the rest of us!

 

Jeff offers a free 5-day E-Course and its packed full of great information no matter what your experience level might be! http://www.smoking-meat.com/smoking-basics-ecourse

 

If you didn't read the "Terms of Service" notes.....please do.  There are a few things that everyone should know about those pesky little rules before plunging into the forums. http://www.smokingmeatforums.com/a/terms-of-service

 

If you need any help roaming around the forums....just holler!  Happy to help out!

 

Kat

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welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you found us! You've come to the right place, we have over 45,000 members who just love to share their experience and over 900,000 posts describing it!
The search bar at the top can be your best friend when you are trying to find answers to your questions but you can still ask too if you want!
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Welcome aboard.  Two questions:  How are you going to keep the bears out of it and what part of the Daks are you from?

 

Lance

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Hey Bullfam!

 

 

welcome1.gif to the SMF, the best BBQ site on the web.  Whatever you need to know about the fine art of BBQ you can find it right here, from recipes to technical knowledge.

 

One thing you need to know about us is that we like to see pictures of your creations and your gear.  We call it Q-View and its basically the Rules.gif!!!

 

So, don't just talk about your food, show it!  Otherwise you may get a gentle reminder, like this...

 

worthless.gif  or this...th_What_NO_QVIEW.gif

Good Luck and Get Smokin'

 

Bill

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I just started my second round of seasoning on the smoker! I am excited to smoke something.
My first round got a bit hot. I forgot to add water to the pan. The directions didn't say to but I did what they recommend and it got up to 400 degrees. Once I added water it calmed down to around 275. I decided to wipe it down and re-fire it. This time with some seasoned water and half the coal. Much better temp control. It's been at 250 for about 1.5 hrs.
Edited by Bullfam - 5/1/13 at 6:26am
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Welcome to SMF.....hope you enjoy it here as much as we do. When you use a water pan, it does control the heat better than without. I did use water or sand in my el cheapo Brinkman when I started smoking many years ago. That was my first unit and still going strong at the cabin......search around the site and you will find a wealth of information.welcome1.gif

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The only problem I have with SMF is I want to spend money, lots of it. Every post I read makes my head swim with dreams of whispy smoke and rubs on Boston Butts, Chickens, Briskets, and anything else I can fit on the smoker. I am going to try some venisen and moose jerky this weekend, god willing, tonight is fatty night. 

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The only problem I have with SMF is I want to spend money, lots of it. Every post I read makes my head swim with dreams of whispy smoke and rubs on Boston Butts, Chickens, Briskets, and anything else I can fit on the smoker. I am going to try some venisen and moose jerky this weekend, god willing, tonight is fatty night. 


Then you have joined the Club! biggrin.gif There are so many amazing things to see here....and it makes me want to do it ALL!

 

Kat

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Hi there and welcome to the forum!

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