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Hey y'all. You guys sure have a lot of good information on here. I just recently started wood smoking using CharGriller Pro. I already had the grill so adding the firebox was easy. I figured start out low end and then spring the cost of a higher end smoker on mama. In the past I've smoked turkeys and pork loins on my Old Smokey Electric Smoker. They turned out great, but I wanted to cook ribs and brisket, so a wood smoker is my new challenge. I have seen some good stuff, but I also do not have a clue about these methods you speak of like 3-2-1 or 2-2. I am getting ready to smoke three racks of St. Louis ribs and 7.5 points of country ribs . They have been rubbed down and are in the fridge until tomorrow. I tried one rack of ribs using mustard and rub and I'm excited to taste that. What kind of thermometer do you recommend and can you recommend where to buy or order it? I forgot to mention I was born and raised on Long Island, went to school at Kansas State and have been living in Dallas and Frisco Texas for 34 years now. Always have been a Cowboys fan, still am despite Jerry Jones.
Thanks a ton. ...Greg
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Welcome to the forums, Greg!  Glad you've joined us.  You've found a great place to learn and share ideas on our favorite pastimes...grilling, smoking, and curing  great food!  There are lots of friendly and knowledgeable folks here who really enjoy helping one another.  Just ask any time you need help and you'll get plenty! 

 

Good luck with those spares and CSRs!  Be sure to show and tell us how they turn out.  As far as thermometers go, its hard to beat the Maverick ET-732...its a digital remote dual probe thermometer that'll give you accurate cooker temps and internal meat temps remotely.  You can find a link to A-Maze-N Products at the bottom of the page, owned by TJohnson, a member here and a good guy.

 

Red

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welcome1.gifto SMF!  We are so glad you joined us! Would you mind updating your profile to show SMF where you are located?  You just might meet a few neighbors here!

 

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Hi Greg! welcome1.gif to SMF!!! We're happy you joined us! We have over 50,000 members now who just love to share what they know. You've come to the best place on the net to learn and share everything Q!!!

I second what Red said, get your ET-732 from A-Maze-N Products, they have them on sale right now with Free shipping!
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Welcome , Greg to the Family. Glad to have you... be sure to look at our Sponsors for equipment.Good people and good service.

 

As for Therms. :

Maverick-732 remote Thermometers -these are the reciever units . These units track your Grate temps. and IMT's. Very easy to use and easy to store (I suggest a plastic box the size of the shipping package.) The Maverick 732 dualprobe...and/or ...

 

Thermopen instant read Probe. I chose the 'Black Covert' modelThe Thermopen, very quick and great for checking temps. accurately.

 

 Better yet, get both...biggrin.gif

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