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Greetings from Syracuse

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Hi everybody! My name is Jim and I am brand new to the art of smoking meats. I'm lucky enough to have a couple great BBQ restaurants around Syracuse and I find myself there more often then anyplace. Stemming from my frequent visits, I've heard about every BBQ competition within a few hundred miles and have had the good fortune to have been able to attend several. All I can say is I'm hooked! I love the smell, the look, the patience it takes and above all the taste!! So I went out and bought a Smoke Hollow Deluxe LP gas smoker. I seriously spent way too much time trying to figure out which one I wanted but decided on this because of the size and the actual construction. I've got to work for the next few days but come Sunday the golf clubs are staying in the trunk and its time to get a new hobby underway!
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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.  Congrats on that new Smoke Hollow, and just ask when you need help and you'll get plenty.


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Hi Jim! 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 to the forums neighbor, I'm in Cicero. And good luck with your new addiction.
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So my first attempt was a success. It was a busy day, I was cooking for twenty people. I smoked six racks of ribs using the 2-2-1 method. They came out great. Fall off the bone tender with a nice smoked flavor to them. I also had a nine lb. pork shoulder which shredded down beautifully. My Smoke Hollow had no problems holding a temp of 220 all day. Now I did try 4 whole chickens and some wings as well after the pork was done and used less water to get the temp up. I ended up with a small grease fire that was out out before it got serious. I'm thinking that I didn't have it exactly have the smoker level so grease ran down past the drip pan. I also think ill leave some water in it next time. The chickens weren't quite to temp when I put the fire out. So I had to finish them off in the oven for a half hour and the wings finished off on the grill which I had planned to do anyway. The chickens were honestly some of the best I've had! And thats thanks to SMF, the sauce and rub recipes i got off of here including the methods and guidelines i used. I cant wait til next weekend.
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Hello from Sennett.  I'm glad you first smoke went well.



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