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Hello all from Hackettstown NJ, the World Capital of Smoking (maybe not yet)

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Been smoking using a barrel New Braunfield charcoal smoker for a couple of years, but I have finally given that up;  I broke down and just purchased a Dual Fuel Masterbuilt smoker that I minimally modded (RTV gasket around the door) and calibrated the thermometer.  Just seasoned and then ran my first smoked beef ribs and chicken quarters that are a class above what I had been doing the past 5 years.  It was easy, had a great smoke ring (used a cast iron pan for the chips just placed ON TOP of the supplied chip pan).  Did I mention it was easy?  I used to almost dread getting up so early to set up the barrel smoker and fight with it all day to only get a so-so smoke.  This time, the temp was on the money at 225 for nearly the entire session (other than for the chicken to finish in the oven at 420 for a crispy skin).


I will be lurking about.  See ya'll.

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Welcome to the forums, Jim!  Glad you joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastime...Smoking and Grilling great food!  Lots of friendly and knowledge folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.


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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! 


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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!
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I love folks with confidence!!!!



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...


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Good Luck and Get Smokin'



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Hello and welcome to the forum!

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