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hi all new guy

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Hi all new here and new to smoking meats and I have a lot of questions. But I will start with the most basic one how do I get started I am getting a smoker coals and wood chips today and want to smoke some chicken thighs

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What smoker are you using ???    Pics would help........



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Jim, where in NY are you?  We're in Sennett, near Auburn.



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we are a little south of Albany in greene county

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Do you have the Brinkman Smokin Joe like your avatar?  I did a few things to mine to make life much easier.  First problem you are going to have is that when you are smoking something larger like a pork butt adding coals will be a pain in the neck.  That's why I mounted my legs on the outside & put the charcoal pan on a few bricks.  That way you can just lift the entire smoker off the charcoal instead of adding through the door or without having to remove your meat.  I also drilled five 1/2" holes in the charcoal pan for air flow.  I also use my 18" weber charcoal grill grate in the bottom of the charcoal pan.  Hope that helps :)

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yes I do have that one and thanks I think that will help

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Jim , hello and glad to have you here... good advice from H-N-S .  My advice is , practice often and learn "Patience".biggrin.gif


Have fun and as always . . .

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thanks mods worked great

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