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Hello all,
Name is Thomas. I started off my adventure into smoking with a ecb smoke and grill from Walmart and modified it a lot to make it useable. To say the least I'm hooked! At the moment I found my dad has decided that that particular smoker needs to live at his place and I was in need of a smoker yet again. My wife being the wonderfully loving wife she is said no more than 300. So I found a old country ranch hand for 299.00 bought it then she got me a cover and a Therm for it. Did my first smoke on it today and I made a discovery. I think it has a preference for burning wood over burning charcoal. It would not get up to temp. But adding a few sticks of pecan and oak and it finally settled in and gave me tbs . Another thing is it does not leak at all! I am impressed with this smoker. Any one else have the old country ranch hand? Turned out a amazing Boston butt for dinner! I also realized that I absolutely made the right choice going from a upright to a horizontal.
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Welcome to the forums, Thomas!  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!


Congrats on that new smoker!  I've been hearing good things about those Old Country pits.


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Hiya Firestorms, and welcome, have some fun.

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Hi Thomas, I'm new here too, but it seems like everyone is very helpful. Welcome to the club!!!

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Thank y'all for the warm welcome! I have been lurking here for some time and I can't wait to post some qpron. Wish I had the camera for the Boston butt last night turned out perfect!
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